Rubber-Gravel Mix Overview

Rubber-Gravel Mix (SBRA) is a blend of recycled rubber and natural aggregate with a resin binder to offer a seamless, porous, low maintenance bound surface for pedestrian pathways, cycle tracks, golf courses, patios, courtyards and tree pits.

It can be used as a base underneath products like wet pour, artificial grass or bound gravel, or as a stand-alone surface. Porous and slip resistant, Rubber-Gravel Mix allows for sustainable drainage in cities, towns and countryside.


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Installers arrive on site wearing full PPE and sign in if required. Once equipment has been unloaded, installers measure area, take photos, check dips and report temperature.

The area is then dried with a gas lance and cleared of leaves and debris. Edges are primed twice to reduce shockpad shrinkage.

Materials are mixed with a resin-binder and transported by wheelbarrow to the area for laying. The mixture of rubber, aggregate and resin is levelled to the required thickness, and a screed, roller or hand trowel is used to smooth and lightly compact the surface to gain an even, level finish.
The area can be used the following day.



  • Millbrook Primary School

    Millbrook Primary School

    Site Name: Millbrook Primary School
    Location: Wigan
    Surface Type: Rubber-Gravel Mix

    In order to implement the Daily Mile Challenge, Millbrook Primary School required a 540lm x 1.5m all-weather running track which could be installed over the existing sports field in order to be used by pupils and teachers year-round.

    Rubber-Gravel Mix was chosen to create a natural looking, self-cleaning surface which would reduce the impact of any slips, trips or falls.

Rubber-Gravel Mix Case Studies



Q. What are the main advantages of rubber-gravel surfacing when compared to resin bound gravel?
A. Typically, rubber-gravel mix is cheaper, more porous and provides enhanced slip resistance. The rubber element is from recycled sources and the overall feel is soft underfoot, making it a much more appealing pathway solution.

Q. Does rubber-gravel mix require maintenance?
A. Rubber-gravel mix should be swept regularly to avoid a build-up of debris, resulting in the surface becoming less porous. Periodic jet washing is also recommended using a low-pressure setting.

Q. Will there be any changes to the rubber-gravel mix during extreme weather?
A. The rubber-gravel mix is highly porous, so water will run through the surface and into the ground. This prevents the water from pooling on top of the surface.

Q. What temperature should rubber-gravel mix be laid in?
A. The air temperature should be a minimum of 5 degrees and the surface temperature should be a minimum of 3 degrees above dew point (the temperature at which condensations forms).

Q. What can rubber-gravel mix be laid onto?
A. Rubber-gravel mix can be installed onto compacted MOT type 1 stone, concrete or asphalt. Thickness varies depending on the subbase type to ensure adequate strength.

Q. Can vehicles be driven on rubber-gravel mix?
A. Rubber-gravel mix can accommodate light weight vehicles travelling across the surface (e.g. golf buggies), and is suitable for bicycle traffic. It is not suitable for regular motorised vehicle use.

Q. How long will the rubber-gravel mix last for?
A. This will depend on how heavily it will be used and how it is maintained. DCM have been back on sites over 10 years old where the rubber-gravel surfacing is still in good condition.

Q. Can rubber-gravel mix be laid in the rain?
A. Unfortunately, rubber-gravel mix can only be installed in dry weather conditions.