FOR UK RESIDENT ONLY
Wet Pour regular playground maintenance
What is Wet Pour?
Wet Pour is a "Rubber safety surfacing" and commonly used for play areas in nurseries, schools and public parks as it’s a durable and impact absorbing surface type, however sometimes wet pour repair can be necessary. Although it’s a relatively low maintenance surface specification, prolonged heavy use can lead to damage or flooding in some parts of the playground flooring. It’s important to take care of these issues as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading and causing the play area to be unsafe for the children to use. Wet Pour has two layers, Wet Pour EPDM and SBR.
Wet Pour EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), is a Wet Pour top layer, known as wear layer. The material components are made of recycled post-industrial rubber and polyurethane. While, SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber), is a Wet Pour second layer, known a shock absorber layer. It's made from 100% post-consumer recycled rubber and polyurethane.
Wet Pour Maintenance
All wet pour is vital for maintenance, and can prolong the safety of the surface area, but not too often. Such as regular playground maintenance is annual basis. But unless if the surface or top layer of wet pour was damaged with a knife, screwdriver, burned, or frequently used for daily basis. Then, the maintenance will be down to every six months or immediate maintenance, patching, or repair. Maintenance is required to remove any tiny particles or damaged parts that might cause to cloging on rubber or slippery. Using wet pour de-icer will prevent the surface to become slippery, especially during winter or rainy season. If you're maintaining the Wet Pour by yourself, you will be needing a "Wet Pour Repair Kit", which includes all equipments needed to maintain or repair wet pour. You may as well choose which colour option you would like. But, its highly recommended to choose different colour, because matching a colour from existing surface might give you difficulties.