The manufacturers and specialist engineers have been working on recycled rubber and resins for many years and the life expectancy of a rubber and resin driveway are beyond 20 years . Like any paving product it has to be laid correctly, with correct depths, the correct temperature, a structurally sound base, and installed with a high level of skill and knowledge .
If the base of an existing driveway, path or patio is structurally sound and if upon a site survey we decide that we can install the new driveway on top of the existing base, we will honour a ten year guarantee against cracking, splitting, heaving or any damage caused by frost or other weather conditions.
Yes, it is one of a few driveways materials which can be overlaid on a existing drive or patio. The superb flexibility of the rubber makes it an ideal product for an overlay system for driveways, paths, wooden decking and patios . The rubber crumb can be installed over virtually any paving product eg tarmac, concrete, wood and even block paving !
Rubber paving can be a fraction of the cost of a new driveway because most of the time there is no need for skips, site machinery, hardcore and even the labour aspect of the preparation . So in most cases it makes the rubber driveway very inexpensive.
Struturally there isn't a great deal of difference between the two of the products if both are laid correctly. The rubber has more colour options than tarmac and it is also less slippey. There is also less chance of injury if you fall on it.
The rubber is made from recycled tyres, shredded in to different sizes then mixed with a high strength resin.
That depends on what the paving is going to be used for and if it is being laid over an existing paved surface. Please feel free to contact us regarding any technical data regarding our rubber paving system.
Yes, all concrete will crack therefore, all of our imprinted concrete driveways, paths and patios have crack control joints (movement joints) which are cut into the paving so we are able to control the cracking. We also will put in French drains where necessary to help with any more movement. The mix of concrete that we use is also a factor that protects the driveway against cracking and we use a special formulation of fine fibres and air entrainment in all our installations.
The surface of any decorative concrete can be slippy if it has not been sealed correctly. We use a high percentage acrylic sealant mixed with xylene so the sealant attaches it self properly to the concrete. We also use a anti slip gripping material in all our sealed paving.
Normally if it has been sealed correctly it should last 3 to 5 years depending on how much use the paving has and also how much salt has been applied to the surface by traffic. We recommend that you should reseal your paving every 5 years (by a professional driveway contractor) to keep it looking like new. We have recently sealed a driveway which was installed over 20 years ago and it's looks like it was laid yesterday.
Most driveways cost around the same price, block paving, tarmac, pattern imprinted concrete are usually around the same price because the same sub base is normally required. Remember the majority of the cost of a driveway or patio is the excavation and the labour of installing the paved area, not what you see on the surface.
This depends on what it is going to be used for. Typically, for foot traffic only, you will only require 75 mm. A driveway for light traffic will need 100mm, and for heavy vehicle use, there would need to be 150 mm of a least a c30 concrete mix.
It is Virtually weed free. There are only crack controll joints in the paving and weeds do tend to start to grow in them over time. There are no other joints like there are in block paving (between the bricks), or precast concrete paving slabs and natural stone. The sealant also protects the paving but you will always get moss, algae and lichens growing if you don't keep your paving clean.
Yes and unfortunately some company's do ...firstly they can cut corners as early as the preparation stage by using insufficient hard core or the wrong hardcore to the base. This will lead to the concrete heaving or cracking.
Secondly the mix of concrete is a high and costly specification, so once again the wrong concrete mixes can be used. Also, the CSH (colour surface hardeners) which are used on the surface of the concrete can be applied too thinly. Finally, the sealant which is applied to the surface of the concrete can be cheap and be applied thinly. Remember a cheap job is never the right job!
All the colour surface hardeners we use at trojan driveways are UVA stable and will not fade, only if the sealant has totally worn away then slowly over time the surface will gradually weather.
Resin bound is when the stone/ aggregate is mixed with the glue/resin and then troweled on in this format. Resin bonded is where the glue/resin is applied by its self over an existing driveway, path or patio then the stone/aggregate is scattered across the surface.
The life of the driveway will depend on how it was laid, what depths of the resin were put down and what surface it was applied to. Resin bound stone laid and installed correctly and laid on a structurally sound base will last 20 years.
Resin bonded is different though and we would only recommend this system for paths patios decking etc not for a driveway. Life expectancy for this paving would be 10 years plus if regularly cleaned.
Yes . As long as the driveway path or patio is in good condition and there is no signs of of movement or surface corrosion. Also the height of your existing paving will play a factor and there will need to be sufficient falls so no pooling of rain water will occur. Please feel free to contact us and we can send a surveyor to discuss the options with you.
A power washer on a wide fan will be sufficient.
No, both resin bound and resin bounded both have great anti skid properties. If not cleaned regularly however, there will be moss and algae build up which can make the driveway slippery.
Not for a resin bound (trowel on) surface the glue covers over all the aggregate. It can come loose for a resin bonded paved area as the aggregate is scattered over the surface similar to pebble dashing and will gradually over time lose the aggregate, depending on how often it is used.
Natural paving eg; Indian stone, slate, York stone and marble will weather very slowly over a long period of time . Concrete paving as in marshals, brad stone ect will weather more quickly because it is concrete and they will lose their colour over time. You will be able to see the aggregate coming through as well. At trojan driveways and paving we only use the highest quality paving possible.
No. it's usually the stuff that grows on the paving like algae and moss ect that causes a slippery surface.
No. Pattern imprinted concrete is formed from ready mix concrete which is delivered to the work area and sets in a period of time, where as concrete paving comes in pre packed slabs of different sizes, and then laid individually on a full motor bed.
If installed correctly slabbed paving will not crack, heave or move.
Virtually. all our concrete paving is laid on full mortar beds and we use the latest polymers and resins between the joints and are far less likely to get weeds In between the joints than the traditional sand and cement mortar which will crack and shrink over time.
Yes, There are quite a few ways that driveway companies can and will cut corners. Many driveway contractors still use the dot and dab method and will install your drive path or patio this way to save time and money. Another way of cutting corners is not digging to the right depths. Both of these methods will lead to only one thing; your paving will fail, move, heave or even crack overtime.
Yes. Over time they will naturally loose their colour, fade and slowly start to expose the aggregate with in the slab.
This is a question we are asked frequently; It comes from Indian rock faces to be exact. Please take note that all the Indian stone we install at Trojan is ethically sourced.
Yes there are endless amounts of different natural colours . Please take note that no driveway or patio is ever the same. The colours are vast, ranging from the darkest grey to the lightest sandstone buff colours.
Most paving and driveway contractors are still using sand and cement motor between the slabs (this will crack over time). At trojan we use the latest high strength polymers and resins which reduces the chance of cracking.
Yes try and be carefull of driveway and paving companies that lay their work using the dot and dab(spot method). Indian stone should always be set in full bed of motor mix using the correct additives.
We recommend at Trojan driveways, that the sub base is the first thing that needs to be correct, then once the sub base is at the correct depth, edging restraints need to be in place. Once the ground work has been done correctly, there should be at least 50mm of base coat tarmac using 20mm aggregate. Then there should be 25mm of wearing corse, which we choose granite as the aggregate of choice.
Yes. There are many different grades of tarmac. Tarmac basically is bitumen mixed with aggregate. Some aggregates are harder wearing than others. At Trojan we only use granite for the wearing course.
Yes over time it will weather and fade and gently turn to a pale grey colour.
Yes tarmac can be mixed with colour pigment to change the colour of the ash felt.
That depends on the paving company/ driveway company or contractor. There will allways be companies who are willing to do your work cheaply so useful factors to remember are the depths, the edging restraints and the type of tarmac that will be used. These factors will play a big part of the overall price of tarmac.
Yes, one of the most important things for a good hard standing new tarmac driveway is the use of edging restraints. We have always used some form of edging for many years, but in recent years customers have requested brick, block, Indian stone, resin and imprinted concrete to be used as a border option for the tarmac.
If block paving is not installed correctly it will most definitely move and spread. Therefore all of our block paved drives, paths and patios are laid and installed to the highest standards. We use MOT type 1 road stone to all sub bases, full haunch boards to stop any movement and sinking and all of the blocks that we use are deeper than British standards.
You can always have a cheap job done but how many times have you driven or walked past a block paved driveway and thought that looks terrible? It only looks terrible because it has been laid or installed incorrectly. Some block paving contractors will cut corners to entice the consumer into buying their services so beware of very cheap quotes. Remember the majority of the cost of a block paved driveway, path or patio is the excavation and the labour. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss your paving and we will arrange a free no obligation site survey.
No unfortunately there is no magic block paving system to stop weeds, remember up to 90% of weeds in this country are air born.
Thank you again Trojan, our new tamac driveway looks amazing! Great credit to Chris for coming up with the design of Indian stone feature and borders. Also the workmen, clean, tidy, punctual & extremely professional.Andrew Weston, Stoke-on-Trent
What a lovely transformation you have achieved, excellent job money well spent. Good to find a local and reliable company.Dr Ward, Sandbach
Brilliant job, very helpful right from the start of the project to the completion, the rubber driveway looks fantastic even better than we thought, highly recommend the rubber and your team!Tim & Sandra Bremen, Congleton
Glad to find a local paving company that offers a wide range of driveway options. Extremely happy with the high level or service. Our imprinted concrete patio looks stunning. Truly refreshing company.Nicholas Clayton, Kidsgrove
I'd like to start by saying thank you to Adrian for all the effort he has put in the driveway and patio areas around the property. The old English cobble sets really finish of the imprinted concrete, we are also delighted with the tarmac entrance he designed for us. All the workmen where very polite and professional.Mr & Mrs Cheadle, Newcastle Under Lyme