Wetpour Repair is a type of playground safety surface made from small rubber granules that are bonded together with a polyurethane binder and then poured over tarmac to create a soft, impact-absorbing surface. It is popular in schools and parks because it can help prevent injuries from falls and trips on hard surfaces such as concrete. While wet pour is often marketed as maintenance-free, it does require some routine care.
One important aspect of wet pour maintenance is ensuring that the surfacing is kept free from debris and weeds. If they are allowed to grow, they will block the wet pour surface and cause it to become waterlogged. This can lead to the surface becoming brittle and potentially dangerous for children. Another important aspect of wet pour maintenance is resurfacing the surface as needed. This is generally done to repair damage and can be carried out using a recap process.
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A recap is a simple, cost-effective method of repairing wetpour surfacing. It involves adding a new layer of rubber crumb to the existing surface, and is often carried out when the edges of the surface begin to shrink away from the perimeter. This is a natural occurrence, caused by the expansion and contraction of rubber during changing atmospheric conditions. It is a simple, easy and effective way to maintain the quality of your play area. Alternatively, we also offer DIY wetpour kits that contain the materials you need to carry out repairs yourself.