This type of safety surfacing is made of a blended mix of rubber granules bound together and offers great slip resistance, comfort underfoot, and visual appeal. The Wet Pour Surfaces also absorbs impact and helps prevent injuries during falls, making it a great option for primary schools playgrounds, as well as parks and other public areas. It’s also suitable for water play surfaces, and can be customised with fun patterns, colours and designs to help fuel children’s imaginations.
It’s one of the more expensive up-front options but has one of the longest life spans on the market, meaning it should provide a measurable return on investment. It’s designed to be resilient against harsh weather conditions and is expected to last for up to 10 years without any major repairs or replacements required, providing it’s regularly inspected for damage, foreign objects, and depressions.
The Environmental Impact of Wet Pour Surfaces: A Sustainable Choice
Wet pour surfaces are constructed in two layers; the base layer is made from styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) granules sourced from recycled truck tyres, and the top layer consists of EPDM-modified rubber granules bonded together with a polyurethane binder. This process creates a safe, shock-absorbing and waterproof surface that can be installed at different depths depending on your current Critical Fall Height requirements.
This type of surfacing can be easily cleaned and maintained with regular hosing down using a mild cleaning detergent. For any stains, we recommend removing them promptly with a cloth and methylated spirits or aerosol freezer. Wet pour can become uncomfortably hot in sun-exposed locations, so it’s important to consider shade options to avoid heat build up.