Ask tech – blog 2 Slip resistance of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing and RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing

Construction questionsOur technical team answer questions relating to Ronacrete products every day. We thought it would be helpful to post some of them on the blog to spread the knowledge a little further.

Over time does a resin bound surface become difficult to navigate with wheelchairs and or walking sticks because it contains loose aggregate?

tech answers

“We experience very little aggregate loss with RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing and this is usually associated with localised accidental damage.”

However, not all resin bound surfacing products have as high a resin content as RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing.”

Some surfacings contain 42-43% less resin; this affects detrimentally, the bond between the aggregate particles and bond to the substrate.”

Is aggregate loss never a problem with resin bonded surfaces because the aggregate is more securely held?

RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing

RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing

tech answers

“Aggregate loss from resin bonded surfacing is more common than with resin bound surfacing, this can happen when the aggregate is scattered after the resin has begun to gel (resulting in inadequate penetration of the resin). It is recommended that RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing and RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing are laid by Approved Contractors.”

Aggregate loss can also occur with resin bonded surfacing because of inappropriate choice of aggregate – heavier use requires coarser aggregate as rounder aggregates pick out more easily under heavy traffic.”

The Ronacrete technical team can advise you on suitable aggregate for any projects and are able to recommend Ronacrete Approved Contractors in your area.”

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring.
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