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Wet Pour Playground Surfacing
Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing is suitable for all playground equipment where impact absorbent playground surfacing is a requirement, up to the appropriate Maximum Free Fall Height. It can be used around complex configurations of playground equipment and ground contours.
Wet Pour for playground surfaces is slip-resistant and non-abrasive to young limbs. It is porous, so puddles, which can create slippery conditions in the winter, do not form.
Colourful graphics can be created within the Wet Pour rubber playground surfacing to any attractive theme you may choose in order to enhance and add considerable play value to your area. Games can also be added such as hopscotch, snakes and ladders, alphabet snakes, etc.
Our Wet Pour rubber playground surface system is designed to be laid onto the following bases –
- Up to 12mm stone no-fines concrete or open-textured bit mac
- MOT Type 1 stone (surfaces with a thickness of 50mm or more)
- Existing tarmac or concrete, subject to being in good condition
- Other existing surfaces/bases, subject to preparation in accordance with Wicksteed’s specific recommendations
Wet Pour rubber safety surfacing is recycled bonded rubber, mixed on-site using special equipment and laid to exacting standards. The base layer is SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber). The top layer is recycled EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Di Monomer). Virgin rubber can be supplied if requested.
Colours and Graphics
Wet Pour for playground installations is available in the colours shown on the link in the sidebar
In the event of localised, accidental damage or vandalism, a Repair Kit is available.
Playground Safety Grass is a honeycomb matting that is installed onto grass to provide grass retention and improve impact-absorbing protection. It is easy to install, competitively priced and unobtrusive. Once installed it virtually disappears as the turf grows through its cells, whilst continuing to provide impact-absorbing protection. Both wheelchair and pushchair friendly Playground Safety Grass can also be used for high-wearing walkways across grass to protect against erosion.
NOTE: when laid it will follow the natural contours of the ground and fluctuations to the sub-base. If the area is known to be either wet or boggy you should ensure that grass has taken prior to allowing the areas to be used. As the grass sub-base plays an important part in the absorption of any impact it is important that the turf and topsoil are maintained in good condition to ensure that the surface performs as intended.
Ecotumble is manufactured from shredded recycled tyres which are then colour coated before being combined with a binder on-site to provide a more natural look in comparison to other rubber synthetic surfaces. It is laid onto the existing grass/soil surfaces without an engineered base. It is a colour coated system and as such the colour will wear off over a period of time that may result in carbon blacking occurring.
Note:- Please advise if the site is liable to flooding or is exposed to a high water table as this will allow us to re-evaluate our proposal (min 40mm depth to ensure adhesion)