Wet pour surfacing is a safety surfacing option that uses a combination of rubber granules and a polyurethane binder. It is poured onsite and provides a seamless surface that is very durable. The base layer of the surface is often made of SBR or EPDM rubber and is laid to a specified depth, based on the critical fall height of the playground equipment that will be installed on top of it.
A wet-pour surfacing installation can typically be completed within a few days. The process involves creating a levelled base and applying a layer of the binder to the surface, which is then covered in rubber granules that are spread evenly over the area. Colorful graphics can be incorporated into the surfacing to add design and play value. The resulting surface is both durable and slip-resistant, making it a safe choice for a wide range of playground equipment configurations.
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The use of recycled materials and its longevity also makes wet pour surfacing an environmentally friendly choice. It is also more cost-effective than loose-fill surfaces.
A wet-pour rubber surfacing system can be repaired by a professional, if it is damaged. However, it is important to carry out regular inspections to ensure that the surface remains in good condition. This will help to identify any issues that need to be addressed, such as cracks or tears. These should be promptly fixed to prevent further damage and maintain the surfacing’s safety and appearance.