Cleaning & Maintenance Guide for Resin Surfacing
Can the surface be cleaned?
Resin based surfaces benefit from extremely low maintenance. By following these instructions you will maximize its life and keep its great looks:
Resin Bound Surface – Maintenance
Resin Bonded Surface – Maintenance
Common sense dictates that when using chemical cleaners and power washers, the necessary protective equipment is used, and in every case a test should first be conducted in a small non-critical area. The use of chemical cleaners may be subject to local regulations.
Regular sweeping and washing is often the only maintenance necessary. Apart from keeping the surface’s looks and preventing the growth of moss and algae, regular cleaning will quickly highlight any problem areas which can be most easily rectified at an early stage.
Removing Chewing Gum
Proprietary chewing gum removal products should be used when simple scraping and gentle chipping are not effective. Care should be taken to avoid dislodging or scarring the aggregate.
Removing Moss and Algae
Moss and algae can grow under certain conditions; fortunately they are quickly removed with proprietary products. A weak solution of bleach can sometimes prove effective but its use must only be used after a test application in a small non-critical area. Prolonged contact with bleach may damage or stain certain aggregates including limestone and in all cases its use must be followed with a thorough wash with water. Again, follow local regulations.
Following all Health & Safety Regulations, hydrochloric acid can remove Cement Stains. However we recommend its use only by professional contractors.
Some quite common chemicals including petrol, diesel fuel, oil, tar and many others can damage resin based products causing softening or degradation. All spills should be quickly removed and thoroughly flushed with water.
Using Resin Based Surfaces
Our resin based surfacing design is optimised for pedestrian and light vehicular traffic use. We also design resin based systems for heavier commercial use which of course require a more substantial construction. Very heavy loading, exampled by scaffolding, refuse skips, hydraulic legs on cranes etc. must always be spread by the use of wooden boards or metal plates. We have found that dragging heavy loads can also damage resin based surfaces and must be avoided.
We guarantee that our work is carried out using best industry practices, and that products used are of the highest quality available. However our guarantee excludes the following – Impact damage – Improper Use – Inappropriate trafficking – Damage caused by tree roots, landslip or heave, wheel tracking, insufficient drainage – Failure of the substrate not installed by us – colour change or staining – damage resulting from lack of maintenance or any problem not immediately reported to us.