Get Your fREE site survey
020 3835 2520

Essential Guide: How Long to Wait Before Walking on a Resin Driveway?

November 8, 2022Agim Arra |

Resin driveways are an excellent choice for a smart-looking and highly durable driveway. You also don’t have to wait too long to walk on them. Depending on what the weather is like when you set your resin driveway, you could be walking on the driveway as soon as 8 hours after installation and, in other cases, up to 24 hours after installation.

Resin driveways have also recently become popular because they are fairly easy to look after, and wear and tear become visible much later than in other types of driveways. 

How Long To Wait for The Resin Driveway to Dry?

driveway underconstruction wet

After installation, you need to wait for your resin driveway to set properly before you can walk on it. Due to the heat, it can set faster in the summer months and could be ready to walk on from 6-12 hours after installation. However, to stay on the safe side, it’s best to wait for 24 hours after installation to eliminate any risk of damage. A resin driveway can usually be installed within 48 hours; however, this also depends on how large the driveway is and how many installers are working on it. For more accurate estimates, you can contact us for more details. On average, a new resin driveway cost is approximately £2400 in the UK. This price may vary slightly depending on the area of the driveway, project specifications, and other factors that influence the cost.

Precaution steps to take

london driveway under construction

Walking on a resin driveway before it properly sets could affect the integrity and strength of the surface. This makes it less able to withstand pressure and more susceptible to damage. It’s also important to note that you might also want to hold off driving and parking your vehicles on your resin driveway for 16-24 hours. After 48 hours, you can rest assured that the resin has cured and can be walked and driven on freely.

Here are a few ways you can ensure that your resin driveway isn’t walked on before it has completely cured.

Warn visitors

driveway underconstruction with cones

You can warn all residents/occupants or frequent users/visitors of the property to mind or avoid the driveway with cones and warning tape. You can also set up signs with diversions to alternative footpaths that they can use. 

Supervise animals

block paved driveway

If you have pets around, ensure that any time they spend outside is always supervised so that they won’t walk into the driveway. Other than that, try to keep them indoors as much as possible while the resin driveway cures. 

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram