Wet Pour Playground Surface
wet pour playground surface is a two-layered impact absorbing rubber crumb safety surfacing that’s often installed alongside playground equipment. It’s also used in public parks, schools and residential gardens or yards. Also known as ‘rubber tarmac’, it is available in many different colours and can be laid to a depth that improves critical fall height standards and helps prevent injuries from falling off equipment or moving objects.
This type of surfacing is also incredibly easy to maintain and is highly durable, but it does need regular sweeping or hosing to keep it looking good and free from any tripping hazards that might develop over time. It’s important to note that a wetpour surface can be affected by vandalism, so it needs to be carefully protected or replaced with other types of surfacing like RubbaSmart, which is designed to be as vandal resistant as possible.
The Ultimate Guide to Wet Pour Rubber Surface: Benefits and Applications
Another disadvantage of wet pour surfacing is that it requires a base layer and this can be quite expensive to install compared to other surfacing solutions like grass. This is why we recommend that you only use a wet pour surface in areas that will be regularly accessed by children and where you can guarantee it’s being well-maintained and swept by professionals.
As with all types of playground surfacing, the installation process must be completed by a trained professional to ensure the quality and consistency of the finished product. The poured-in-place rubber is mixed and hand-troweled on-site before it’s allowed to cure and harden. Once cured, the surface can be designed with patterns and colors as required, making it a safe and aesthetically pleasing option for children’s playgrounds and other outdoor areas.