What Is Rubber Wet Pour?

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Rubber wet pour or EPDM rubber surfacing is a popular playground surface and offers safety certified (CFH) impact-absorbing play area surfacing that can be installed in shapes without the need for seams. Wet pour is available in a huge range of colours and can be used to create exciting patterns, shapes or educational aids in children’s playgrounds.

Rubber wet pour is a two-component surfacing system that allows for free-form design and can be laid in a variety of thicknesses to accommodate different Critical Fall Heights, whilst meeting Australian safety standards. It consists of an SBR (Styrene Butadene Rubber) base layer, which acts as a shock-absorber, and a durable RPCR or EPDM wearing layer.

Rubber Wet Pour: The Ultimate Playground Surface for Safety and Fun

Unlike loose-fill, wet pour surfacing is hardwearing and requires minimal maintenance. In fact, a wet pour surface can last 10-15 years when well-maintained and regularly checked by professionals. It can also be resurfaced with ease if it becomes worn, reducing costs and further minimising environmental impact.

A wet pour rubber surface can be installed on a wide variety of substrates including tarmac, concrete and MOT Type 1 stone. However, it is important to ensure the site is properly prepared and compaction levels are achieved.

Wet pour rubber surfaces are environmentally friendly, as they often include recycled materials. They also last a long time, reducing the need for frequent replacements and further minimizing environmental impact. They can be easily maintained with regular cleaning using a mild detergent, and it is recommended to conduct annual inspections by a professional to identify any wear or damage.