If you are in the market for playground surfacing, Wet Pour Surfaces is a popular and safe option. This innovative impact absorbing surfacing has transformed modern playgrounds. Wet pour surfacing is made from recycled rubber crumb, and can be laid at different depths depending on the equipment that surrounds it. It can also be used in gardens and other places where a soft textured surface is desired.
It is often referred to as a poured in place surface because it is mixed and hand-troweled on site. The ‘wearing course’ layer is created using Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) modified rubber granules that are bound together with a polyurethane binder. This is then installed over a free-draining base, such as porous asphalt or no fines concrete. This allows the surface to be used all year round and means the surface doesn’t puddle.
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Wet Pour surfaces are highly durable and offer excellent slip resistance, making them suitable for a wide range of uses. They are a popular choice for children’s play areas, multi use game area (MUGA), local parks and sports courts as they can be designed to suit all needs.
Wet Pour surfaces are also environmentally friendly, as they can be made with a high percentage of recycled materials, and have one of the longest life spans of any safety surfacing. The durability of the surfacing also reduces the need for frequent repairs and replacement, further minimizing environmental impact.