Do resin fountains last?
Resin fountains withstand the weather well, but are best suited for climates that do not have hard winter freezes. Resin is a durable, long-lasting material that is more economical than other materials.
What is a resin fountain made of?
Resin, sometimes referred to as polystone or polyresin, is constructed from a formulation of epoxy plastic. Resin is often used for outdoor garden ornaments such as fountains, statuary, birdbaths and stepping stones.
Does resin crack in the cold?
Epoxy will not crack in the freezing weather. Instead, the concrete coated with the epoxy will crack. The epoxy cannot withstand the stress when the concrete cracks. Furthermore, the epoxy might not cure well if subjected to freezing temperatures.
Is resin stronger than concrete?
Standard concrete is typically 4,000-5,000 psi. Whereas, epoxy systems from Simon Surfaces typically reach at or above 10,000 psi. It can be two-to-three times stronger than concrete.
Do resin fountains look cheap?
Of course, if you’re looking for a larger fountain or fixture, then it may cost more. However, resin as a whole tends to be pretty cheap.
Is concrete better than resin?
Concrete is renowned for its strength, durability and impressive load-bearing capacity which makes it ideal for traffic-heavy applications. Resin bound is also extremely hard-wearing and durable, as the decorative resin/aggregate mix is laid over a sturdy sub-base such as tarmac or concrete.
How do I stop my resin fountain from leaking?
Silicone Sealant or Caulk Repair a leak in resin by applying a thin layer of silicone directly over the leaky area on a dry fountain; or better yet, on both the inside and outside areas of the fountain. Smoothing the silicone with your finger pushes it down into the cracked area and makes the repair less obvious.
How do you seal the bottom of a fountain?
Make a roll of putty about 3/8-inch thick and about 6 inches long. Connect the ends to make a circle. Lightly press this ring of putty onto the bottom of the fountain finial (top piece.) Slide the finial down over the 4 inches of plastic hose causing the ring of putty to seal the finial into the small bowl.