RONACRETE RESIN BOUND & BONDED SURFACING
Suppliers of: Resin bound aggregates & resin bound paving, epoxy resin gravel paths resin bonded surfacing
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Ronadeck Resin Bonded Surfacing and Ronadeck Resin Bonded Winter Grade are fast curing resin bonded aggregate surfacing systems for providing hardwearing slip resistant decorative flooring for foot, vehicle and heavier traffic. They create the look of natural aggregate without the mess of loose gravel.
Natural or coloured aggregates cast into the surface provide good aesthetics and decoration and can clearly identify safe and hazard areas in work spaces. The surface can be opened to traffic within as little as two hours of application.
Ronadeck Resin Bound Surfacing is a non yellowing, light stable resin bound aggregate surface for pedestrian and vehicle trafficked surfaces such as paths, walkways, pavements, patio areas, driveways and car park bays. Ronadeck Resin Bound Surfacing is functional, highly decorative, can be laid without joints and is slightly flexible. It offers an attractive alternative to concrete, tarmac, block paving and resin bonded aggregate.
Finishes such as Ronadeck Fast Grip.is a open matrix structure that allows water to drain through into the substrate, feed any surrounding trees and avoid any change of or damage to the natural water table. This open matrix construction is in line with the requirements of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), designed to reduce the potential of flooding on new and existing urban developments.
RonaDeck Stone Carpet is a resin bound aggregate surface for pedestrians and for occasional use by light vehicles. It is used to create decorative and durable surfaces which are seamless and slightly flexible. The surfacing will withstand heavy footfall, light traffic from trolleys and even occasional powered vehicles.
RonaDeck Wet Pour Rubber Granule Surfacing is a resin bound rubber granule surfacing for pedestrian traffic. It is used to create flexible seamless safety surfaces which absorb sound and impact. Ideal for Playgrounds and Swimming Pool Surrounds, it offers excellent impact protection and anti-slip properties.
Ronadeck Tree Pit System is a clean, natural aggregate finish surround for planted trees in public and private areas. Surrounding the tree in a solid yet flexible construction allows the tree to grow, prevents a build up of litter and removes a storage or hiding place for hazardous and unsavoury items. Highly permeable and fast curing accepting traffic after 4 hours. Resin is non-yellowing; light stable.
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Ronacrete Hard Landscaping
Published [17/03/13]File size [721 KB]
RonaDeck EcoAgg UV RONL 761 14 190318
Natural aggregate resin bound surfacing system
Published [26/02/19]File size [1305 KB]
RonaDeck EcoPath UV RONL 750 I4 010618
Aggregate and recycled rubber resin bound surfacing system
Published [26/02/19]File size [1464 KB]
RonaDeck EcoTree Pit RONL 169 I30 190318
Resin bound porous tree pit system
Published [26/02/19]File size [1266 KB]
RonaDeck Resin Bonded Pore Filler RONL 547 I4 110215
Pore and void filler prior to application of RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing
Published [26/02/19]File size [259 KB]
RonaDeck Resin Bonded Scratch Coat RONL 171 I7 080915
Polyurea scratch coat, prior to application of RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing
Published [26/02/19]File size [258 KB]
RonaDeck Resin Bonded Seal Coat UV RONL 524 I9 310315
Polyurethane sealer for RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing system
Published [26/02/19]File size [280 KB]
RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing RONL 673 I16 150818
decorative paving. Rapid cure decorative slip resistant safety surfacing and landscaping
Published [26/02/19]File size [3131 KB]
RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing RONL 560 I62 060219
RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, resin, aggregate, SuDS, Resin bound permeable paving for pedestrian and vehicle traffic
Published [26/02/19]File size [4006 KB]
RonaDeck Soft Feel Pool Surround RONL 733 I8 190318
Resin bound, rubber granule surfacing
Published [26/02/19]File size [2150 KB]
RonaDeck Stone Carpet RONL 560 I12 190318
Resin bound aggregate system for decorative internal floor surfacing
Published [26/02/19]File size [2173 KB]
RonaDeck Thixotropic Surface Sealer RONL 770 I1 101018
Surface sealer to minimise entry of water into bound aggregate systems
Published [26/02/19]File size [982 KB]
RonaDeck Wet Pour Rubber Granule Surfacing RONL720 I11 190318
Resin bound rubber granule soft feel surfacing for pedestrian traffic
Published [26/02/19]File size [2104 KB]
Ronacrete Resin Bound Surfacing, the Choice is Clear
Resin Bound Surfacing, the Choice is Clear
Composed of kiln-dried aggregate bound with clear polyurethane resin, resin bound surfacing is typically laid from a minimum thickness of 15mm to 20mm.
Resin bound surfacing may be laid on a solid base of concrete, asphalt concrete or hot rolled asphalt. Some products, such as RonaDeck EcoPath UV, are available for application at a greater thickness to compacted aggregate bases. However, these products should only be used on footways.
Resin bound surfacing is porous; it may be applied to existing non-porous bases when an adequate fall is in place. This allows water to drain at the interface of surfacing and base. Resin bound surfacing applied to a correctly designed porous base of open graded asphalt concrete or no-fines concrete and sub-base of Type 3 aggregate will facilitate the design of a SuDS compliant permeable pavement construction. Consequently reducing flood risk and permitting rainwater to flow into natural water courses.
Types of Resin
There are two types of polyurethane resin used for resin bound surfacing, one is UV stable (aliphatic polyurethane) which remain unchanged by exposure to ultra-violet light and the other, (aromatic polyurethane) will yellow and darken after exposure to UV light, thus altering the appearance of the aggregate.
All Ronacrete products for resin bound surfacing or tree pit applications are UV stable. When retention of the original colour is required, UV stable resins should be chosen. A typical argument put forward by suppliers who do not offer UV stable resins is that many of the aggregates available are yellow and/ or brown. This assertion ignores the large number of sites where some areas are exposed and some are in permanent shade, under evergreen foliage or covered by movable objects, such as plant pots. In such circumstances, shade variation is inevitable and will become apparent relatively quickly.
There are some MDI based polyurethane binders sold as being UV resistant; evidence from independent researchers suggests that although UV “blockers” may delay the effects of UV light, blockers only delay degradation. We would suggest that designers should ask suppliers claiming UV resistance for independent evidence of long term protection from UV degradation.
Aromatic polyurethane products are excellent for numerous uses. They are widely used for flooring, where their resistance to wear, chemical spillages and relatively high service temperatures make them an obvious choice for many industrial applications. Their lack of resistance to ultraviolet light makes aromatic polyurethanes less suitable for exterior use. Exceptions for this as undercoats protected from UV exposure. UV degradation is not limited to yellowing and darkening. Surfaces become duller and other properties such as elasticity and flexibility are also adversely affected by exposure to UV.
There is some evidence to support the suggestion that aromatic polyurethane coatings become embrittled and cracked after UV exposure; the following is copied from an academic paper; “It can be seen that after 1080 h of exposure, the binder is degraded and free particle clusters were found on the surface. Exposing the films to the UV light results in formation of deep cracks and holes and a non-uniform degradation in the nonstabilized films…..”
Binders for resin bound surfacing should be sufficiently elastic to withstand minor substrate movement and traffic loads; there is evidence of an increased risk of cracking of surfacings bound with resins which have low elasticity; especially when surfacings are applied to asphaltic bases, which are subject to flowing of bitumen binders at higher temperatures. When choosing a resin bound surfacing material, a specifier should weigh the superior properties of aliphatic resins when exposed to UV radiation against the reduced initial cost of aromatic polyurethanes and consider which offers better value for money to their client.
Resin Bound Aggregates
Natural aggregates are most commonly used but coloured glass and colour coated aggregate are also available. The designer should be aware that glass crushes more easily than most natural aggregates. In particular, glass has been known to suffer damage under high heeled shoe traffic. Quartz aggregate with UV stable colour coating can be sourced. However, coating loss can occur under regular medium to heavy foot traffic. The designer should consider restricting the use of coloured glass and colour coated aggregates to areas with little traffic.
Resin bound surfacing is suitable for foot traffic and light vehicle traffic up to 7.5 tonnes. Resin bound surfacing is not recommended for applications where heavy traffic or traffic by heavier vehicles is expected. Applications include car parks (excluding shopper’s car parks), driveways, podium decks and terraces, public squares, courtyards, footpaths and pool surrounds.
RonaDeck EcoPath UV was used to provide a slip resistant surface for golfers
RonaDeck EcoPath UV was used to provide a slip resistant surface for golfers waiting at the first tee at Enfield Golf Club.
The loose gravel waiting area next to the first tee at Enfield Golf Club was causing maintenance problems; the gravel was migrating to grassed areas and it became muddy and slippery in wet weather, a particular problem in the winter months. RonaDeck EcoPath UV was specified to provide a slip resistant, attractive, easily maintainable waiting area for golfers and spectators. The area also needed to be accessed safely so the design included a set of steps, surfaced with RonaDeck EcoPath UV, leading down to the tee.
Product and Application
As its name suggests RonaDeck EcoPath UV is a sustainable resin bound surfacing system, incorporating rubber granules which are produced from recycled truck tyres. It is also porous; applied to type 3 aggregate, the permeable construction is SuDS compliant. As well as helping the environment, this permeability prevents surface ponding, an important consideration for this project.
The contractor placed the vulcanised rubber granules and kiln dried aggregate into a clean, forced action mixer. The two parts of the RonaDeck EcoPath UV resin were mixed with a drill and helical mixing paddle attachment for 30-45 seconds. This resin was poured into the mixer and blended with the aggregate/rubber until it was evenly coated.
RonaDeck EcoPath UV was applied to the prepared base of compacted Type 3 aggregate, levelled and smoothed with a float. The surface was allowed to cure and was ready for foot traffic within 24 hours.
RonaDeck EcoPath UV provided a visually attractive and slip resistant surface for golfers and spectators to wait on while they watched the first shots being played.