Oltco Resin Bound Driveways

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use resin bound solutions at home?

Q: Why should I choose an Oltco resin bound solution for my outside space?

A: Offering an attractive and stylish finish, Oltco’s resin bound solutions provide a convenient, low maintenance and highly durable option for driveways, patios, balconies, pool surrounds and footpaths.

Depending on your requirement, Oltco’s resin bound solutions can be used for completely new surfaces, such as a brand new patio, or laid on top of existing surfaces, such as tarmac driveways.

Q: What materials are used in Oltco’s resin bound solutions?

A: Oltco’s resin bound solutions are made from a blend of high quality aggregates coated with clear UV-stable polyurethane resin. The aggregate is finished to a smooth, porous surface which minimises puddles and with no loose stones or chippings.

Q: Do I need planning permission to get an Oltco resin bound driveway installed?

A: No. Unlike other impermeable solutions (such as some block paving and flagstones), homeowners do not need to seek additional planning permission to install a new resin bound driveway.

The porous properties of Oltco’s resin bound technology means that our solutions are compliant with SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) legislation. This legislation was introduced in order to prevent excess water build up and potential flooding scenarios in built up areas which have limited drainage. Oltco’s resin bound services offer an alternative and reliable solution.

Q: How long do Oltco resin bound driveways last?

A: All of our installations come with a 20 year guarantee, however the resin technology suggests it will last in excess of 25 years. An Oltco resin bound surface is fully guaranteed for 20 years against loose stone, cracking, oil damage, UV degradation, colour change, frost damage and workmanship. This guarantee is not transferable.

Q: Can I drive on my Oltco resin bound driveway?

A: Yes, resin bound surfaces are extremely strong and durable and can take all traffic including heavy vehicles such as buses and lorries. In fact, our tried and tested resin bound solutions are extremely hard wearing and are up to twice as strong as competitor’s products.

Q: Are Oltco resin bound driveway solutions slippery?

A: The porous nature of the materials used in resin bound solutions means that water drains away easily and quickly, unlike other outdoor flooring options (such as wooden decking). This minimises excess moisture which could become a slip hazard.

Plus, Oltco’s anti-slip technology provides homeowners with the added benefit of heightened safety in wet or icy weather. Aluminium Oxide can be included in the blend to increase slip resistance based on a client’s specific requirements.

Q: Will an Oltco resin bound surface suit my property?

A: From large driveways to small courtyards, Oltco’s team of experts work with clients to create a premium finish which is bespoke to them.

Superior blends and unique colour options enable Oltco to offer a solution which suits any property. With a spectrum of colour blend choices, Oltco is able to create both contemporary and traditional finishes which enhance and transform the aesthetics of individual properties.

Q: Are Oltco’s resin bound solutions easy to look after and maintain?

A: Our resin bound solutions offer an extremely low maintenance option for outside areas. Oltco’s products reduce weeds in the garden and the resin is easy to clean. The build up of dirt, grime and moss can be removed using a stiff brush and a hose.


Q: How long does the installation process take?

A: Oltco’s simple and straight forward resin bound solutions can often be installed within a day (depending on the size of the project). Where additional ground work is not required, the product can be laid directly on top of existing surfaces – just like icing a cake!

Q: What if I require additional ground work for my installation? Do I need to organise this separately?

A: Oltco can price up the project in full, even if you need additional ground work. We can organise a separate ground works company to do the work and this can be included in our price.

Q: What time will the Oltco team arrive?

A: Our team will arrive at your property before 10am to start work. If we will be arriving later than that, a member of our office team will be in touch to let you know.

Q: How will the materials be delivered to my property?

A: Unless otherwise stated, our materials will be delivered the day before your installation to ensure that we have everything we need to start work straight away.

You will probably not need to be at home to take the delivery, but you will need to ensure that there is space for the materials to be delivered.

Q: How long do I have to wait before I can walk or drive on my Oltco resin bound driveway?

A: This varies depending on the traffic. For pedestrian traffic we recommend 16-24 hours. For vehicular traffic and heavy traffic we recommend at least 48 hours to ensure the surface is fully cured.

Q: Is there a price difference depending on the colour?

A: No, all colours are charged at the same rate.

Q: What depth are Oltco’s resin bound driveway solutions usually laid at?

A: This varies from project to project. The type of aggregate and application used can affect the depth of installation, however it typically sits between 14-16mm for pathways and 18-20mm for driveways.

Q: Will bad weather conditions affect the installation of my Oltco resin bound driveway?

A: Our team will make every effort to ensure that we are able to install bound solutions on the agreed date. However if the weather conditions are not suitable we will notify you as soon as possible and reorganise installation for our next available date.

Q: Can Oltco resin bound driveways be repaired?

A: Yes, because Oltco’s resin bound solutions are laid by hand we are able to carefully cut out, fill and finish any areas which need to be repaired. Any restoration work will be completely level, however as we use natural aggregates the repaired area may have a slightly different colour.

Q: When will I receive the Oltco guarantee?

A: Your Oltco guarantee and aftercare will be sent to you in the post once we receive full payment. You can then register your guarantee online.

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