What Is Wet Pour Playground Surfacing?

Wet pour surfacing is one of the most popular playground surface options in schools, nurseries and public/private playgrounds. However, this surfacing system is also used in many other applications including outdoor gyms, sports facilities, verandas, pathways and pool surrounds.

Unlike loose-fill safety surfaces, wet pour is a fully permeable surface that will absorb rainwater throughout the year. This helps to reduce water runoff and prevents flooding of the area.

This is because wet pour uses a sub base layer which is made of open-textured asphalt or no-finced concrete, this allows for water to naturally filter into the ground. The granules in wet pour are sourced from recycled materials such as trucks and car tires, which reduces waste and conserves natural resources.

Choosing the Right Colors and Designs for Your Wet Pour Surface

As we mentioned above, wet pour can be laid to a number of different depths depending on the areas use and current CFHs (Critical Fall Heights). The second layer, also known as the wearing course, is made from tough and durable EPDM rubber granules mixed with a polyurethane binder. This layer is poured to varying depths depending on the equipment that will be installed over it, this provides a shock absorbing play surface.

The EPDM granules in the wearing course can be installed in a variety of colours and designs to create a fun playground that is safe and attractive. It is also important to remember that these surfaces can be repaired if they do become damaged, just like other surfacing systems. This can be done with a rubber repair kit that can be purchased from a specialist surfacing company. This can be applied to the affected area, restoring its colour and slip resistance.