What Are Wet Pour Surfaces?

Wet Pour Surfaces

Wet Pour Surfaces¬†are popular with playgrounds and can be used in a range of other applications. It’s a safe surfacing material and can be laid in fun colours with bespoke shapes or games graphics inserted into the surface to encourage children’s imagination and creativity. It’s shock absorbent, offering critical fall height protection and is extremely durable.

Wet pour is a safety surface made of a mix of rubber granules bound together with a binder, which is poured onto a prepared surface to cure. It can be installed on an existing tarmac, concrete or MOT type 1 stone base as a dynamic system or over a base of crushed rock (not to be confused with wood chip) as a static system.

Case Studies: Success Stories of Wet Pour Surfaces in Action

The top layer of the wet pour, known as the ‘wearing course’ is non slip and is a mixture of tough recycled rubber granules mixed with a polyurethane binder. This is laid to varying depths depending on the play equipment it surrounds and acts as an impact-absorbing surface, cushioning falls and reducing serious injury.

These systems are extremely hardwearing and long lasting, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years. Wet pour surfacing does not need annual topping up like wood chip and requires very little maintenance.

Wet pour surfaces are water resistant and can be cleaned using a hose or power washer to remove dirt, grime, oil marks and chewing gum from the surface. Stains such as mud and grass stains can also be removed by scraping or brushing with a metal-edged tool. However, de-icers must be avoided as they can cause damage and distortion to the surface.

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