Think of any modern playground and chances are you will see a colourful Wet Pour Surfaces. These innovative impact-absorbing surfacing solutions have changed the way we play and offer a much safer environment for children to run, jump and tumble around equipment.
They are also used for a wide range of other projects such as outdoor fitness areas and gyms, splash pads, pools, seating areas and pathways, domestic gardens or multi-use games area (MUGAs). They have proven to be durable and long lasting and as such offer a good return on investment over the longer term.
Ensuring Longevity: Best Practices for Wet Pour Surface Installation
Wet Pour consists of two layers; an SBR base layer which acts as a shockpad to absorb impact and an EPDM wearing course made from rubber granules that are bound together. The wearing course is available in a wide variety of colors and designs. This can be adapted to suit the theme of your project and provide a visually pleasing surface.
Wet pour is one of the more expensive up-front safety surfaces to install but, if maintained properly, is expected to last 10+ years without the need for major repairs. It’s important to inspect your surface regularly, the sooner any damage is found the quicker it can be repaired.
Unlike wood chip surfacing, wet pour does not move and will not thin out in high-use areas like under swings and slides. It is also non-toxic and requires very little maintenance.