What is Rubber Wet Pour?
Rubber wet pour is an impact-absorbing surface commonly used in school playgrounds and public spaces. Its hard-wearing, durable and slip-resistant properties have also made it a popular choice for use in equine and sporting applications. It can be installed directly onto an existing suitable hard-standing base, including tarmac, concrete or new hardcore bases.
A wet pour surfacing is a blended mix of polyurethane binder and rubber granules, which are manufactured on site. The base layer, known as SBR (Styrene Butadene Rubber) is recycled from former truck tyres and the top wearing course layer is environmentally friendly EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). The wet pour is available in a wide range of bright colours and designs to suit any environment.
Installing Rubber Wet Pour: A Step-by-Step Guide
Wet pour can be installed at varying thicknesses dependant on any equipment being installed within the play area and will meet the required Critical Fall Height values to provide safe surfacing around all pieces of equipment. It is installed in various shapes too, which can help to spark children’s imagination.
Wet pour is a long lasting and durable surface, which will require very little maintenance after installation. However, to extend the life of the surface it is important to carry out routine maintenance such as sweeping, filling low areas and removing any debris from the surface. If carried out regularly, the wet pour can last for up to 15 years. However, the lifespan of the surfacing will depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of the installation and the level of maintenance.