What is Wetpour Surface?

Wetpour Surface

Wetpour Surface is an impact-absorbing play surface that comes in a huge variety of colours and designs. It’s a great option for children who love to explore and can be used to create a safe environment that helps with their development, learning and growth. The surface is poured in place and is a much safer choice than traditional loose-fill surfaces, wood chip or PVC tiles as it can be walked on without fear of slipping.

The wetpour safety surfacing system consists of a base layer made from SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber), which is an recycled material usually from former truck tyres, and a top layer of coloured EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) granules bound together using polyurethane resin binder. The system can be laid to varying depths and is designed to meet Critical Fall Height (CFH) requirements.

Incorporating Wetpour into Landscape Design for Aesthetics and Safety

This type of surfacing can be laid as part of a new construction, typically over a 100mm dynamic crushed stone or concrete sub-base, and also can be overlaid to existing surfaces where drainage is not a problem. Unlike some other surfacing materials, wetpour is porous and therefore enables water to drain quickly, helping to prevent puddle formation and improving stormwater management.

In terms of maintenance, the rubber wet pour surface is easily cleanable with hot water and a cleaning detergent or liquid. Any oil marks, scuffs or stains can be removed with a piece of cloth and methylated spirits and chewing gum is also easily removed by using an aerosol freezer. Regular scraping with a rubber-edged scraper or brush will help to keep the surface looking fresh and clean and prevent wear on any edges or joints.

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