Types of Playground Surfacing

There are many different options available when it comes to playground surfacing essex for children’s play areas. Different surfaces have different benefits depending on the needs of the facility and its users. Some are better suited for certain weather conditions than others. The main goal is to make sure that the surface is safe for kids to play on. This is achieved through shock absorbing materials that protect children from injuries that could occur while playing on equipment.

One of the most common safety surfacing options for playgrounds is wet pour. This is a permeable rubber surface that can be made in many colours and features graphic designs. Educational designs can also be included to make learning fun for the children. Examples include cartoon animals, A-Z caterpillars, numbers, footprints and roadways. The material is easily cleaned and can be swept on a regular basis.

Another option is resin bonded rubberised mulch in Essex CO5 7 which can provide a more natural appearance for the play area. This is made from shredded recycled rubber which is then bonded together with a special resin. This is then laid onto the playground and can be installed at a variety of depths depending on the Critical Fall Height needed for the equipment. The surface can be finished with a layer of bark to create a more natural look for the playground.

Both of these types of playground surfacing meet the required safety laws for children’s play areas. They also pass ADA and ASTM compliance testing. They are soft and durable, and don’t splinter like wooden materials can. They are ideal for people with disabilities and children who may need extra support while playing.

When it comes to maintenance, we recommend a proactive approach to ensure that the surface remains in good condition for as long as possible. This is because dirt can block the pores in the surfacing and prevent water from passing through. The regular jet wash service helps to keep the surface clean, and it is carried out by a specialist company so that the surfacing is not damaged by high pressure.

A bespoke maintenance plan can be created for each client so that they get exactly what they need. This can be a full maintenance service including cleaning, or just a basic jet clean to keep the surface looking as fresh as possible. It is always best to do this before any problems arise. This will help to reduce the need for reactive maintenance which can be expensive. To find out more about our services, please get in touch with us today. We will be happy to talk through your requirements and come up with a quote for you. We can even send pictures of previous projects that we have completed. This way you can see the quality of our work for yourself. We are proud of the work that we do and look forward to hearing from you soon.