Maintenance for Resin Bound Surfacing

      

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR RESIN BOUND COLD-APPLIED PAVING 

General

Resin Bound cold-applied paving is intended for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic use. Heavy goods vehicles should not be permitted to park on, or regularly traverse Resin Bound surfacing, unless this has been allowed for in the overall construction. Heavy objects such as skips should not be dragged across the surface. Spillage of petrol, diesel or solvents should be avoided as these will soften and damage the resin binder.

 General Maintenance

Resin Bound cold-applied paving does not normally require any special maintenance other than the surface be swept periodically, to remove leaves and detritus material in order to prevent moss growth. Where windblown seeds have taken hold, we recommend the use of ‘Round-Up’ weed killer, however a small, unobtrusive area should be tried first, and allowed to dry overnight, to ensure no colour changes appear. General cleaning of the surface can be carried out by cold pressure washing to remove dirt and grime.  Care should be taken however to prevent damage to the surface with excessive water pressure (up to 150 bar rating).  Only cold water should be used, and the water lance should be kept at least 200mm from the surface.

Spillages

Please note it is important that any spillages or contamination are dealt with promptly otherwise permanent staining, marking or physical damage to the surfacing and underlying materials may result.

Sand/Soil

Shovel up material and sweep surface clean with a stiff brush.

Dry Cement

Shovel up dry cement and sweep surface with a stiff brush. Wash surface with detergent solution, rinse with clean water until no traces remain.

Wet Cement/Concrete

Shovel up material and remove as much as possible. Wash surface with detergent solution, rinse with clean water until no traces remain.  If the surface is contaminated with any cement or concrete marks these can be removed using dilute hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover.  In all cases we recommend that a small area be carried out first to confirm suitability.

Oil

Absorb oil on surface using sand or a proprietary absorbent product, sweep up and dispose of safely. Apply “Fairy Liquid /Gunk” neat to the surface using a stiff brush. Allow to penetrate for 10 minutes then pressure wash from surface.

Scrub surface with stiff brush. Wash surface using warm detergent solution, rinse with clean water. Pressure wash the surface (water pressure up to 150 bar rating).  Only cold water should be used, and the water lance should be kept at least 200mm from the surface.

Chewing Gum

Removal of individual pieces of chewing gum, can be achieved by treating each piece with a freezing spray and then scraping off the gum with a suitable scraper.  For more extensive gum removal, contact a specialist-cleaning contractor.