Resin Bound Stone Driveway – Step by Step

Do you want a permeable driveway solution?

Is flooding an issue where you live?

Does your council enforce the need for planning permission for impermeable driveway options?

Is a sustainable drainage system something you would like to use?

A resin bound stone driveway may becoming more popular is in 2024 permeable this will tie in with new regulations for construction companies and the need to create alternative and innovative sustainable drainage in our urban areas.

Take a look at this newspaper article

From Beament E, 2023, JAN 10TH 2023. THE INDEPENDENT.


Step by Step – Installation to finish with an EcoGrid E40 base.

STEP 1 – Ground works, removal of old blocks and removal of sub base.

The street is on a slight hill and the new driveway needs to meet the pavement, it is currently higher as this part of the driveway beforehand was behind a wall.

STEP 2 – Levelling and addition of crush sub base

1 Sharp angular stone hard core for max permeability

60-100mm domestic driveway 0-20mm sharp sand or clean stone screed to bed in the grid

STEP 3- Membrane layer – non woven 100gsm

Stops movement of sub layers and weed growth, also allows water through but keeps back dirt and debris to keep the permeability of the driveway over time.

STEP 4 – Adding 10-20mm sharp sand/ clean stone – fine to bed in the grids

STEP 5 –  Adding our permeable drainage layer – EcoGrid E40 XXL

STEP 6 – Add the drainage aggregate gravel

Fill EcoGrid with gravel – preferably sharp angular stone

STEP 7 – Adding lighting – optional

These lights were purchased separately and linked together to the hoe owners design to then match up with the resin bound stone finish with a border. Used a hole saw to cut out the circular areas needed to have the lights flush with the new finish.

STEP 8 – resin bound stone layer, edging and border design.

This only took one day to be done

STEP 9 – Wait 3 days for the resin to dry for vehicles.

Resin bound stone advantages –

  • Many colour and design choices
  • Long lasting
  • Permeable and SUDs compliant
  • No need for planning permission


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