BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AN OLD AND TIRED CONCRETE OR ASPHALT SURFACE
Utilize old paving by making it the base for the next.
Often an area of existing paving can become worn and patched up, even cracked without losing its structural strength and integrity.
StoneSet can be used as a surface dressing to bring it back to life, looking better than ever. When originally conceived StoneSet was designed simply for an attractive, natural surface for overlaying concrete and asphalt.
NO LOOSE STONE – GUARANTEED FOR 10 YEARS!!
Loose stone on a typical exposed aggregate driveway results from a cycle of erosion. The problem starts with one small stone, then gradually more and more is torn loose at this spot.
The graphic below demonstrates – erosion begins at the turning point of the tyres. When exposed, the cement becomes brittle from UV exposure and now forming a type of ditch, water pools at this spot.
The pooling water together with continued tyre sheer / friction rips more and more stone loose.
Resurfacing with a porous material like StoneSet avoids the erosion cycle entirely! Water drains freely from the surface (Instead of forming puddles). Similarly, the suns rays never reach the binder that holds the stone in place from below.
BEWARE IMITATIONS – RESINS AIN’T RESINS!
When looking at binding a natural stone, the strength and longevity is all in the quality of the binder.
Soft-fall rubber (used in Children’s playgrounds) typically use an ‘Epoxy binder’ which is certainly fit-for-purpose taking the weight of children’s foot traffic. Whilst higher quality epoxy’s certainly improve performance long term, they can never be as good as Polyurethane Binder.
StoneSet offer an industry leading 10-year guarantee of no loose stone, mainly due to the world-leading two-part polyurethane resin only StoneSet offers in the Australian market.
Optimised for strength, flexibility, curing time and UV stability, the limited quality of an epoxy resin has no comparison to StoneSets’ catalysed two-part polyurethane. Deployed and refined for decades in the worlds largest porous paving market – the United Kingdom, you need to ask yourself, how long do I need my driveway to last? What resins are being used and accordingly, what are the guarantees on offer to me?