Wet pour play surface is a high-quality, impact-absorbing, flexible rubber surface which can be installed under playground equipment to provide a soft landing for any falls and reduce injuries. It’s also popular for landscaping projects to prevent slipping and other hazards.
Often called ‘rubber for playgrounds’ or ‘rubber surfacing’, wet pour is a mix of recycled EPDM rubber granules and polyurethane binder that is mixed and poured on site to the desired thickness. It’s then allowed to set before being used. This system can be applied on top of a concrete, tarmac or MOT type 1 stone base and is available in a variety of colours.
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Because wet pour is porous, it’s able to drain quickly, eliminating the possibility of puddles and providing a safe playing environment for children. This system is also crack-resistant and able to cope with drastic weather changes. The mix of rubber granules and binder helps the surface to resist damage from heavy foot traffic, making it durable and long-lasting.
Another benefit of wet pour is that it doesn’t require as much maintenance as wood chip surfacing, with an occasional hose down all that’s required to keep it looking good into the future. However, we would recommend that any softwash chemicals are tested before use on a wet pour surface as some can cause fading. We suggest using Benz Lightning Cleanze applied at 10-5:1 dilution to ensure that the surface is safe for play after the treatment.