Self Binding Gravel
Self binding gravel is one of the most cost effective solution for regenerating footpaths, access roads and even sports surfaces.
It provides an attractive, easy maintainence surface which is easy to lay and install and provides a firm compacted surface suitable for a range of applications, from domestic drive ways, foot paths and rural paths to larger sports installations and corporate uses to include golf courses, and public access areas and leisure parks. Infant it is suitable for use pretty much anywhere that a low cost and durable surface is required for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The products natural self binding properties bind the gravel together when compacted with a roller and installed follwoing our simple guide lines as laid out below:
Buying Self Binding Gravel
We supply golden self binding gravel in bulk bags and in bulk loads delivered nationwide at low prices.
If you require a small amount you can buy online or call us on 01785 850 653 for a quote on bulk loads or larger amounts.
Laying Self Binding Gravel
Foundation - a free draining aggregate foundation is essential to prevent water logging directly beneth the self bining gravel, this foundation stone should be roller compacted with a roller of approx 1000kg or more.
Laying the Gravel - Use a broad headed rake or similar to lay the self binding gravel to the required depth ( 50mm for pedestrian use or 100mm for vehicular use).
Dry Rolling - The levelled surface should then be dry rolled with a vibrating roller to its fullest compaction until it forms a smooth and uniform surface. (any patchy areas can be filled with fines from any surplus material and rerolled
Wet Rolling - Now that you have a smooth and consistent surface, it is time to begin the second rolling phase. The rollers vibrator should be switched OFF for this stage. Wet rolling will float the fines ups to the surface of the gravel , this ensures the gravel binds and sets properly. Water should NOT be applied to the gravel surface but should be sprinkled onto the roller surface only. Continue wet rolling until a smooth and even surface is achieved and allow this surface to set and dry for a minimum of 48 ours before use.