Wetpour is a playground surface made of granulated rubber crumb. It is installed as a one or two-layered system, depending on whether play equipment is present on site.
Our highly skilled installation teams can replicate virtually any design, logo or pattern. The surface has passed the most comprehensive testing criteria which include Critical Fall Height, flammability, indentation and abrasive wear.
Wetpour is ideally suited for use in schools, nurseries, parks, playgrounds and public play area surfaces. It is also porous (when installed to a suitable sub-base), so water will drain through the surface layers, meaning it is suitable for use all year round.
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Wetpour is most often installed onto a prepared hard surface, such as stone (MOT) or macadam.
The sub-base should be dry, level and compact all over, and any deviations should be such that when a 3m long straight edge is placed in any position on the surface, the gap between the straight edge and the surface shall at no point be greater than +/-6mm.
For more information, see our GUIDE TO GOOD GROUNDWORKS
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 Wetpour shrinkage.
If a Critical Fall Height is required, the impact absorbing layer is first installed using SBR rubber. Materials are mixed with a resin-binder and transported by wheelbarrow to the area for laying. The mixture of rubber 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.
Once the SBR layer has cured, the process is repeated using EPDM granules to install a second layer.
Bespoke graphics and designs can be inserted into the EPDM by cutting shapes and filling with alternative relevant colours. Alternatively, Mounds can be installed to the SBR layer.
The surface is ready to use the following day.
Wet pour is available in a variety of colours. We group these colours into Standard colours, Non Standard colours, Premium colours, and Mixed colours.
Colours shown are for reference only. For exact colour matches, please request a sample.
AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE>> DOWNLOAD WET POUR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE
All Wetpour Surfacing should undergo routine and operational inspection and maintenance in accordance with the recommendations of EN 1176.
|Q: What is EPDM?|
A: EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer – or in short, synthetic rubber.
Q: What depth is wet pour laid to?
Q: Where is the rubber and resin sourced from?
Q: How soon can the surface be used afterwards?
Q: Which edgings should be used?