Wet Pour Rubber Surfaces

Nationwide installation service for schools, parks, dementia hospitals and homes.

We supply and install ‘wet pour’ rubber surfaces for all installation types – hospitals, schools, nursing homes etc. Available in a range of great colours.

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​Our dedicated team of play area surface installers supply and lay ‘Wet Pour’ bonded rubber surfaces often found in schools, nurseries, local authority applications and domestic environments.

Wet Pour consists of a 2 tier system, comprising a rubber base layer of SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and a top layer of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Modified). We have provided a handy guide to the differences between Wet Pour and our other popular product Bouncy Bond.

Typically Wet Pour have what may be described as a small rubber crumb finish which is available in a very large range of exciting colours.

Additionally, shapes and numbers can be added to the design to stimulate the imagination of the little ones.

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Just some of the benefits of choosing a Rubber Wet Pour Surface:

  • Virtually no colour or carbon transfer
  • Low maintenance required
  • No weeds, mould or fungus growth (a maintenance program is advised to keep it tip top!)
  • Will not attract pets or wildlife
  • Retains surface tension moisture only
  • Will not blow around
  • Comfortable underfoot
  • Extremely long lasting
  • Children cannot kick this around!
  • Tested in accordance with BS EN1177:2018

The installation process is very similar to our Bouncy Bond product, please take a look where there is a video and step-by-step images demonstrating a typical installation.

We are often asked about the differences between our Bouncy Bond and Wet Pour products so here’s a brief explanation to help you decide.

Both types of surfaces are similar in performance, providing a long lasting and cost-effective solution to most play areas.

The Bouncy Bond system utilises coloured rubber derived from industrial truck tyres; this rubber replicates traditional bark.

Thereafter, the rubber is mixed on site along with a polyurethane resin binder; this mixture is allowed to cure for 48 hours until dry, the children are then able to play upon the surface.

The Wet Pour surface is a 2 tier system consisting of a base rubber (SBR) along with a rubber topping (EPDM); Again both tiers are mixed with polyurethane resin binder.

The Wet Pour surface consists of very small pieces of rubber measuring 1-3mm in particle size, it almost has the appearance of tarmac once laid, but much more bouncy!!

The Wet Pour system takes longer to install as the base layer needs to be laid and allowed to cure prior to the top layer being applied.

 

Ideal Applications:

  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Pathways
  • Sensory Gardens
  • Public Play Areas
  • Domestic applications

Although our wetpour surfaces are extremely resilient, it is essential consideration is given to the preparation of the groundwork beforehand. Primarily, the area needs to be free draining otherwise this will compromise the final rubber surface resulting in the collection of surface water and the degradation of the wetpour system. Additionally, the soil structure needs to be stable otherwise subsidence is likely to occur, again damaging the final surface.

If drainage is an issue, consideration needs to be given to the inclusion of a drainage system, our installation team can advise on all aspects of this if necessary. If drainage is deemed as good, it is essential a sub-base is laid, ideally constructed with MOT Type 1 limestone; this will allow for continued drainage along with essential ground stability.

This sub-base needs to be compacted to a depth of 100mm and is ideally laid upon a geotextile membrane which is also porous. In certain instances, the geotextile membrane can be also laid on top of the MOT Type 1 sub base.

The provision of this competent preparation allows for the 2 tiers of rubber to be laid; in most situations this consists of 25mm SBR base rubber and a final top surface of 15mm EPDM rubber, however this will depend on the Critical Fall Height (CFH) of the play equipment.

Please see PDF download below if you wish to print the diagram.

 

We will be delighted to provide you with budget costs for the installation. Please take the following steps and we will get back to you:

  1. Take 4/5 photographs of the area where the Rubber Bonding play area is being considered
  2. Take 2/3 photographs of the access to the area, paths driveway etc
  3. Provide the width and the length
  4. Please specify the colour(s) required
  5. Please stipulate if graphics are required
  6. Determine the maximum fall height which may occur from the play equipment
  7. E-mail the details to info@playbark.com and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours with an estimate for your consideration

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