What Is Wet Pour Surfacing?
wet pour surfacing is a blend of rubber granules bound together, manufactured on site and laid over an existing suitable or specially prepared base to provide continuous surfacing free from joints. Usually this will be a combination of an SBR or EPDM base and coloured EPDM top surface. Generally, these surfaces are used for sports facilities and playgrounds where impact protection is required. This type of surfacing is wheelchair friendly and highly permeable.
The rubber granules used for wet pour are recycled, giving them a new life and reducing waste. This is important to the environment. Wet pour is also a porous surface, meaning it drains water efficiently. This prevents puddles and helps with stormwater management. The porosity of the surfacing makes it easy to clean and maintain, as dirt doesn’t soak in like it does with non-porous surfaces.
Playground Perfection: How Wet Pour Surfacing Ensures Safety and Fun
As well as being a good choice for schools and daycare centers, wet pour is a popular choice for parks, pools, and other recreational areas. It’s comfortable to walk on (almost a spongy-like surface), long-lasting, and very safe. When used in conjunction with a shock pad, it offers high levels of impact protection to prevent major injuries from falls.
If you’re considering installing a new playground or changing your current surface, wet pour rubber is the better option over the long term. It’s cheaper than wood chips, and it lasts much longer. The only drawback is that it requires annual top-ups, which can be costly over the long term.