Rubber tarmac is a popular building material which is used around children’s play areas with or without play equipment, schools and parks. It is designed to offer children protection due to the impact absorption property and fun designs. Rubber tarmac is made to be installed to different depths and this will provide the area with the CFH needed to protect children if / when they fall from the play equipment or take a general tumble on the area. Rubber tarmac is often referred to as rubber macadam, rubber asphalt or rubber bitmac but these are actually incorrect as the rubber tarmac is actually called Wet Pour or Soft Rubber safety surfacing. It is made up of recycled rubber chippings called EPDM and this is then mixed with a polyurethane binder and installed to different thicknesses on the required play area, to achieve the critical fall height specification and design.
Wet Pour safety surface is installed by trowelling the rubber surface into the playground play area to the minimum depth required by either the sub base or CFH. For e.g. on a tarmac sub base the minimum depth will be 20mm and this will achieve a CFH of 1.05m. Impact absorbing safety surface or poured In Place, can achieve a maximum 3.0m CFH, and can be laid to a depth of 110mm, depending on the specifications and costs required. Soft Surfaces Ltd are prime contractors and Wet Pour is our core work. We can help you with the designs, costings, and quotations for your projects.
Wet Pour Graphics is now a popular part of the play area as it can add colour, fun and a visual aid to the safety rubber surfacing and Soft Surfaces Ltd are also contractors in this sector. Please call 01625 445760 or visit our site to discuss your needs and we will only too happy to help.