Wet pour surfacing is a rubberised safety surface which can be laid in a wide range of colours and designs. It is impact absorbing, water-resistant and low maintenance. It is often used as a safety surface in schools and playgrounds but is also ideal for pathways and golf courses.
It is a two-layer system, with the base layer consisting of recycled bonded rubber crumb and the top layer being made from EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) granules that are bound together with polyurethane resin. This is mixed on-site and laid onto an existing suitable or specially prepared base. Unlike loose-fill systems, this is a seamless and continuous surfacing with very little scope for error or gaps.
The Ultimate Guide to Wet Pour Surfacing: Benefits, Installation, and Maintenance
A wetpour surface is quick to drain and can be installed over a variety of different bases, including porous asphalt, MOT Type 1 stone, or an engineered sub-base that has been created specifically to ensure optimal performance and durability. This allows us to create a soft, cushioned surface that is safe and flexible for children to play on in all weather conditions.
Wet pour surfaces are very resilient and have been tested to withstand heavy usage, with a projected lifespan of up to 20 years. However, like all surfaces, it is prone to damage from impacts and vehicles. If a puncture or hole occurs, a repair kit will be provided which will contain materials that can patch the area, ensuring that the surface remains safe and undamaged. If the surfacing has become faded or worn over time, rejuvenation products can be used to bring it back to its original color and appearance.