Thursday 11th of July 2019
Wetpour is a rubber surface that it used widely for safety, making it the perfect choice for a number of pathways and playgrounds.
The soft tarmac design softens falls and essentially reduces the risk of injury, thanks to its rubber properties and appropriate depth. Wet pour surfaces can be used on a multitude of areas, whether for pathways or for playgrounds.
When considering wetpour surfaces, you should consult trained professionals- they can then calculate the depth that you require, the graphics and the cost.
Wetpour is often used for the following:
It’s almost hard to believe that all of the above can potentially make use of the same type of surface. It is entirely possible and the only difference is the SBR layer depth.
Using wetpour for playgrounds is very common. We can even add graphics to the area to create fun and educational activities for the children.
The graphics are inserted onto the base course and then the wearing course is installed around.
Playgrounds are usually very diverse- you can come up with your preferences and also ask for them to be brightened. This way, they add character to the playground whilst simultaneously providing children with stimulus and games they can play by simply using the ground itself.
Wet pour surfacing is a widely used ground and it’s now used for playgrounds, gardens and even pathways. There are a number of reasons that it’s used, and we’ll list them here.
Increase safety, reduce maintenance and ensure great condition throughout.
Playgrounds and parks are some of the most common areas for wet pour, that is because they require installation and then very little maintenance. In addition to that, the revolutionary ground has helped lower injuries.
It comes with a shock pad and it is super-soft. The rubber surfaces that we provide are all tested and are up to BS EN 1177 standards, this includes the safety and Critical Fall Height ratings.
Meaning that if you have a swing or sea-saw, the potential height of a fall is calculated and the depth of the shock pad and safety surface is made to the according depth, to soften the blow.
The fact that golf courses are now using this new technology is a testament to the quality. Golf is not a sport that lacks in bespoke quality and they never compromise, and that is why many clubs are now looking at wetpour solutions.
The old golf walkways are deteriorating and also come combined with other issues. This includes the physical appearance and safety aspects.
Rubber surfacing trumps the concrete for these reasons:
Rubber surfacing is a great solution for swimming pool facilities, because it lowers the impact in case of a fall, it is durable and it is also waterproof. When installed professionally, it offers a drainage system and stays free from damage for years.
With rubber granules and a base layer, it offers a porous surface that is slip-resistant, robust and sure to withstand water.
You’ve heard us mention that our professionals assess each individual playground or area- well this is down to the critical fall height.
We already alluded to the safety regulations and ratings that we abide by, it’s important that everybody does. The flooring is meant to be safe and that is why these precautions are there to be used. We measure the area and then work out the maximum potential fall height, this factors in the equipment and overall playground.
For instance, if there is a swing then or climbing obstacle, there’s more risk of a higher fall. We embed a safety shock pad as a base layer, regardless of the fall height but that height measurement and CFH is factored into our decision of depth.
The higher the potential fall, the thicker the depth of the safety pad. It is imperative to have a team on-hand that stick to these regulations and maximise the safety of the play area.