Wet Pour Rubber FAQ’s

How long will my surface last for?

Wet Pour Rubber surfaces can be expected to keep on performing for many years but it is dependent on the use and maintenance that is carried out.  As a guide 10-15 years

How do I maintain the wet pour surface?

Maintenance should consist of regular brushing or the use of a blower on the surface to remove air borne or other debris.  After a given period of time of between 3-5 years the surface should be deep cleaned using a pressurised water process.  Care should be taken to avoid narrow pointed objects entering the system such as stiletto heels or the feet of furniture as these may puncture the surface.

Any break down in the surface should be repaired immediately so that its integrity is not compromised.

How much surfacing will I need around play equipment?

We recommend that the children’s safety surface adheres to the AS4422 Australian Standard when installed under play equipment.  Should you require further guidance please do not hesitate to contact us.

How soon can I use the surface after it’s been installed?

A wet pour rubber surface needs time to cure before use.  This would usually be after a 24 hour period after the installation is completed.

How deep should the surface be?

Any existing base may dictate the minimum thickness that can be laid.  Generally a thickness of 15mm and above can be installed onto a sound bitumen or concrete area whereas a minimum of 20mm should be installed onto crusher dust bases.  If play equipment exists within the area that may dictate the required depth of wet pour rubber so that the advised critical fall height is met.  Maximum thickness is 30mm using rubber alone.

Can it be installed indoors?

Traditionally wet pour rubber is an outdoor surface but under certain circumstances it can be installed indoors.

Where can wet pour be used?

Wet pour rubber surfacing can be installed into most areas depending on the use required.  Traditionally it is used for children’s play grounds and play areas as an impact absorbent and safety surface but it can be used for associated purposes such as pathways for golf courses and horses, across bridges and for footpaths, or for swimming pool surrounds

How should wet pour be cleaned?

Maintenance should consist of regular brushing or the use of a blower on the surface to remove air borne or other debris.  After a given period of time of between 3-5 years the surface should deep cleaned using our pressurized water process.  Care should be taken to avoid narrow pointed objects entering the system such as stiletto heels or the feet of furniture as these may puncture the surface.

Any break down in the surface should be repaired immediately so that its integrity is not compromised.  For further information see our maintenance guidelines.

What makes bound rubber a safe surfacing systems ideal for use in play surfaces?

Essentially their impact qualities and the ability to increase the impact absorbency by increasing the thicknesses of the rubber.  The fact that you can incorporate colourful designs, games and educational aids into the rubber surface makes it an ideal system for children’s play.

My play area is an awkward shape, can it be installed to fit?

Wet pour rubber is installed insitu by mixing rubber crumb with resin.  It is then laid onto the intended area and screeded to the required level.  It can therefore be installed into any shape.

Should my rubber surfacing become damaged can it be repaired – cheaply and easily?

Yes – we can supply additional rubber for areas that require repair.  Contact us for assistance