As the name suggests Wet Pour Surfaces rubber surfaces are a ‘pour on’ type of surfacing system. They provide a soft, shock-absorbent, colored surface that is ideal for playgrounds. They are popular with schools and community spaces because they help to prevent serious injuries caused by falls, as well as providing a soft, comfortable surface for children to play on. This surface meets critical fall height safety standards and is available in a range of different colors and designs to suit your space.
Wet pour surfacing can be installed on existing well-drained hard surfaces or laid in to a new excavated base if required. The rubber crumb is mixed on site with a polyurethane binder to make wet pour, and then poured onto the existing or prepared base. This is then allowed to set and cure for a seamless, durable surface that can be used rain or shine.
The Environmental Impact of Wet Pour Surfaces: A Closer Look
A wet pour surface can be used for a variety of areas including play parks, school yards and even residential gardens or patios. It is a two-layered system consisting of an SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) base layer to absorb impact, and an EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) wearing course layer made from smaller rubber granules that are then installed on top. This material is often recycled from old tyres which makes wet pour surfaces a sustainable option for eco-friendly projects.
Although it may take a little more time and effort to install than loose-fill surfaces, wet pour surfaces are generally quicker to lay and require minimal maintenance once they are up and running. This is because the materials are already pre-mixed so it can be poured and spread much more quickly than other types of surfacing systems.…