Wetpour Maintenance is one of the most important areas of playground maintenance. This is because Wet Pour surfacing offers impact protection and provides a safe surface for children to play on. It is also porous and therefore requires proactive servicing to prevent clogged drainage lines, silt accumulation and to keep the surface looking good.
The most common form of wetpour maintenance is cleaning the surface. This should be carried out regularly to remove any organic debris such as leaves and mulch. This is particularly important if the safety surface is located near trees as the deposited material can lead to the build-up of fungus and algae which can reduce the performance of the surface.
Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Wetpour Surface through Maintenance
If you find your wetpour surface becomes damaged, this can cause trip hazards and it is essential to get these fixed as soon as possible. This can occur due to damage from other playground equipment, vandalism or atmospheric conditions. The best way to deal with these small areas of damage is by using our wetpour repair kits which contain both EPDM rubber granules and resin binder.
Another form of wetpour maintenance is resurfacing the surface with a rubber crumb overlay. This is a quick and cheap method of repairing damaged wetpour surfaces as it involves adding a new 15 mm layer to the existing surface. This makes the surface look brand new and you can even add a fresh colour scheme.