What Is Wetpour Surface?
Wetpour Surface is a popular choice of surfacing for daily mile running tracks and other outdoor play equipment. This surfacing is hard-wearing and weather-resistant, making it perfect for any environment. It also offers shock-absorbing properties, which help to reduce the risk of injuries from falls. In addition to this, wet pour is available in a range of different colours and patterns, which can be used to create different zones within your playground. This can be especially beneficial for children with special needs who rely on visual aids and prompts to understand their surroundings.
Commercial Applications of Wetpour Surfaces: Schools, Parks, and More
Wet pour is a highly durable rubber surfacing system consisting of two layers. The top layer, known as the ‘wearing’ course is made of EPDM rubber granules that are mixed with a polyurethane binder. This is then poured over the base layer and left to cure, resulting in a strong and sturdy surface. The base layer, which is laid to a varying depth depending on the equipment that will be installed, is a high-quality SBR rubber mix.
Wet Pour can be installed to a variety of existing substrates, including tarmac and MOT Type 1 stone. It is a highly porous system and therefore able to absorb rainfall throughout the year, which can be particularly useful in UK climates. It is a great option for any outdoor environment, from schools and public play parks to sports facilities and retirement homes. It is also a cost-effective option, with installation and maintenance much cheaper than other surfacing systems.