Before commencing the resin bound install project, invest your time viewing and surveying the proposed site. That would require spending on pre-installation checks provided by skilled and experienced professionals. This process will determine the suitability of the site for resin installation. Through this assessment, you can plan your time and resources accurately for the task. That would help in ensuring the final result is highly attractive and durable.
Why is Site Survey Important for Resin Bound Install Project?
Surveying the site must precede the installation of the resin driveway. That is because you can’t know the quantity of dried aggregates and resin needed for the project. Unfortunately, you cannot guess the required amounts in the comfort of your office. Remember, the client wants accurate estimates of the project time and resources needed. You can’t risk giving a client a quotation for the project without a proper assessment. That is likely to cause;
- Severe Delays due to inaccurate timing of the project
- Additional costs due to unforeseen project expenses
These problems will give the client a nasty surprise. So, you cannot ignore the importance of this process, as it determines the success of your project.
Factors to Consider During the Survey
Anything that would affect the resin bound pathways during and after installation requires proper checking. This procedure will help in avoiding future problems on your resin surface. Any defect detected on the assessed should be repaired promptly before its installation. Listed below are the factors to examine during the survey.
Movement in Sub Base
The sub base acts as the foundation of the resin surface. Its stability determines the resin surface’s durability and aesthetics. While checking the base, ensure it is steady. Any movement on this feature is a red flag requiring immediate termination. If defects on the substrate aren’t repaired, it will cause the resin driveway to crack. That will reduce its durability too.
Imperfections and Dirt in the Substrate
Installing resin on every surface isn’t a good idea. Always avoid installations on dirty and imperfect surfaces. In an intensive survey, you can detect if the sub base has road salt, frost, loose aggregate, ice, or other unwanted substances. These components will reduce the adhesiveness of resin. That would make the system lose.
Assessing the drainage at the site is vital before installing resin bound pathways. The objective of this evaluation is to prevent soaking the masonry and flooding. If the areas don’t have proper drainage, creating one isn’t necessary because the resin is porous. Hence, it can absorb water on its surface and direct it to the ground. However, creating a drainage system can also add a sense of style.
Before covering any surface with resin bound, try to find out if there are any tree roots. Covering these roots isn’t a good tactic when installing this system. That is because they will grow with time and damage your resin surface. If you identify the roots after a survey, uproot them. That is the only solution to preventing future damage.