Is this your first time to install your resin bound paving and to handle the installation yourself? You have nothing to worry, many people go for self-installation of the driveways especially when they decide to use resin bound gravel for their project. You just need to pay attention to a few basic factors to pull through this project successfully.
First have a clear understanding of the requirements. How much space you are required to cover? You could be paving your patio or the pathways or even the entire driveway. Knowing exact requirements in advance is always helpful as you can be better prepared. In order to source the paving material you need to have exact measurements so that you do not have to place multiple orders or stall your paving project halfway because of the shortage of resin bound gravel.
You should check the manufacturer specifications on how much area every bucket of paving material would cover. You should also check the manufacturer specifications on the thickness of the paving. If you are paving on an uneven surface then the paving material consumption could be high. Moreover, you cannot make the paving too thin as well to ensure adequate strength. You should gather all these basic details. These should not make you feel apprehensive because there is no complexity involved in finding out these details. You just need to understand what are the kinds of details you need to have to make the right paving calculations.
Resin bound gravel is available in wide range of colours. You could either go with a single colour or create a pattern using multiple colours. If you are using multiple colours, then ensure that you have invested adequate time in planning so that you can order the right amount of material.
If you are planning to install the paving yourself make sure that you are going for DIY kits. Do not go for the regular commercial version because DIY kits come in small packings that are easy to handle and easy to mix. Check whether the brand you have chosen offers the DIY kits for the installation. Never rush to place your order before you have double checked this. There is nothing to be paranoid about. You just need to pay a little extra attention to what you are ordering and when you do that you are safe. When you go for DIY kits, you do not have to worry about difference in the proportions while mixing the gravel and the resin. Each pack will come with pre-measured quantity required for each unit. You will be able to get uniform strength, colour and consistency of the mix. It is important to ensure this consistency for professional grade installations.
Installing your own pathways, patios and driveways could be a fun project once you have things planned well and stocked fully for the job. Go ahead, get started with your resin bound paving project and give a fresh new look to your patio or pathways.
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