Wetpour Repair are a popular flooring choice for playgrounds, gym floors and exercise areas. They’re durable and have shock-absorbing properties, which can help to minimise injuries from falls. However, they need to be properly maintained to ensure that they remain safe and continue to offer the best performance for users. Wetpour Repair is one of the essential tasks that needs to be done regularly to keep the area in good condition.
Wet Pour Repair
Wetpour rubber safety surfacing is dual-layered with a base layer of SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and the top of recycled EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Di Monomer). It’s installed on a prepared hard surface like macadam or stone MOT, typically to a depth of 60-80mm. Once installed it’s long-lasting, durable, and has a low cost, making it an excellent alternative to other options like timber tiles or concrete.
Depending on usage and atmospheric conditions wet pour should last for years but it is important to carry out routine maintenance as per EN 1176. The main issues to look out for are cracks in the surfacing and foot holes that need filling in.
These can be caused by vandalism, equipment moving and wear and tear. Alternatively, the wetpour can be damaged by water or a lack of drainage. A common repair to make is a ‘recap’ of the wearing course which involves adding an additional 15mm thick layer over the existing surface. This makes the surface look like new and can be coloured to create a unique design for your play area.