Advice & Reviews
May 23, 2018

Which A-Grip resin kit is the best for me?

Bound System – A-Grip UV

Where is the system more suited to?

A resin bound aggregate system is highly aesthetic and is an ideal surface for garden paths, non-commercial driveways and public footpaths.

What are some benefits of the A-Grip UV system?

Once installed, the aggregate creates a permeable three-dimensional screed. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, it will also provide a SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) compliant surface.

What colours and textures are available?

There are a wide range of aggregate colours and textures which, when installed with a complimentary block border and recessed manhole covers, provide an aesthetically pleasing surface that compliments and adds value to your property.

What considerations need to be made before installing?

The system can be overlaid on existing concrete or tarmac, or as part of a new or replacement path/drive. For overlaid installations you will need to ensure that you repair any issues with the substrate as cracks in the base can transfer through the aggregate screed. If used with a new/replacement drive and is part of a SUDS compliant installation, there is no need for drainage or planning permission.

What equipment do I need to complete an install?

To install a Bound aggregate system, you will need to either hire or purchase a forced action mixer, purchasing a mixer will cost in the region of £1,700.

Bonded Systems (A-Grip PRO, FLEX, HFS)

What can bonded systems provide?

Bonded systems provide a two-dimensional, decorative, anti-slip surface.

How does this happen?

A layer of resin is evenly distributed on the concrete, tarmac or metal surface, and then covered with an aggregate. Once the resin cures, the excess aggregate is swept away leaving an aesthetically pleasing anti-slip surface.

What kind of areas is the system most suited to?

Bonded systems are commonly used on concrete access ramps, asphalt balconies, walkways and driveways.Once laid over concrete, the resin layer also protects the concrete from salt damage over winter.

How easy are bonded systems to install?

Bonded systems are very easy to install and only require a plaster mixer as a start up cost.