A popular choice of playground surface, rubber wet pour is a poured rubber safety surface that’s installed as a single layer over an existing base. It’s a high-impact, impact-absorbing solution ideal for children’s play areas, with a range of colourful patterns and educational elements available to add to its designs.
It consists of a mix of granulated rubber bound together by polyurethane. The mix is prepared onsite and poured over the base layer to install it at a specific thickness. It is then left to cure, ensuring a robust and long-lasting surface.
Transform Your Playground with Rubber Wet Pour: A Dive into Installation and Maintenance
The wet pour is a porous system, which means it absorbs rain water throughout the year, meaning it is less likely to flood. It is also a highly durable and low-maintenance solution, with the potential to last up to 10-15 years. However, the longevity of a wet pour depends on how well it is installed and how proactive maintenance is carried out by its owner over time.
This is a highly versatile option that can be used in a number of different applications, including playgrounds, multi-use games areas and daily mile tracks. It can be laid in any shape and is wheelchair friendly, making it a great option for school playgrounds where inclusivity is an important factor.
The main advantage of wet pour is that it provides a smooth, seamless, and soft surface that’s safe to fall on (as long as the tested critical height is met). It’s comfortable to walk on, which helps reduce injuries and fatigue from walking over hard surfaces.