Wet Pour Surfaces are made from a ground up rubber granules bound together with a soft resin like EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Modified). This mixture is poured onto a prepared base of solid ground such as tarmac, stone or concrete, to get the desired thickness. The top layer can be coloured to provide fun and exciting play surfaces for children. Wet pours are popular around playground equipment and for community play areas in schools and local council facilities. It also can be used in gardens as a safe surface for children to play on, as it is durable, resilient and crack-proof.
Wet pour surfaces have a smooth and consistent surface that can be easily cleaned with mild detergents and water. It also requires very little maintenance and is highly resistant to movement or cracking compared with other types of safety surface options. Typically these surfaces will last 10 years and beyond without the need for major repairs or replacements.
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This type of impact absorbing surfacing is laid to a specific depth depending on the critical fall height requirements of the play equipment it surrounds. Wet pours are also known for their excellent slip resistance, so kids can run, jump and tumble without the risk of injury.
Wetpour Surfaces is also environmentally friendly as a high proportion of the material is made from recycled tyres – making it an excellent choice for schools aiming to meet their green agenda. The porous nature of this surface also helps to ensure efficient drainage, reducing puddle build up and improving stormwater management.