Wet Pour Rubber

Wet pour rubber is a standard safety feature of most play areas in schools and parks. It acts as a shock-absorbing cushion preventing injury from slips and falls. It looks great when laid correctly. Graphics and games can be also incorporated to add to the overall appearance and usability. At Blue Rock we have been installing wet pour rubber for many years and have carried out many projects for schools and public parks.softfall-rubber-new-1
Fall heights

The depth of a new wet pour rubber surface is determined by the critical fall height of any play apparatus. Although not mandatory the depth should be in accordance with BS EN 1177.  The standard depth (no fall height) is 40mm consisting of 25mm of SBR and 15mm of EPDM. On your initial consultation with Blue Rock we will take measurements and calculate the correct specification.
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Preparation

Asphalt and concrete surfaces can be overlaid with wet pour rubber once the level of the outer perimeter is reduced to form a sufficient key or tie in point. When over laying asphalt or concrete the area must dry and clean. A primer should be applied to the existing surface and also to the verticals to ensure a firm bond.

Grass or soil areas need to be excavated to an approximate depth of 200mm. A retaining edge should then be installed, usually a 150x50mm path edging followed by 150mm of MOT type 1 granular stone sub-base graded then compacted to form a level base. The wet pour rubber can then be laid directly over the sub-base.
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Benefits of wet pour Rubber

Substantially reduces the risk of injury
Completely seamless no joints
Hard wearing
Many colours to choose from
Patterns and graphics can be integrated
Semi –permeable
Low maintenance

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What is wet pour rubber?

 Wet pour rubber is a surfacing system, which involves on site mixing of a single component polyurethane resin with rubber granules. Two layers are laid separately using different types of granulated rubber. The base layer is SBR  (styrene butadiene rubber) and the surface course EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). The rubber and the resin are mixed via forced action mixer forming a wet mix product. This is then laid by hand via trowel and a specially designed plastic roller. The depth of the wet pour is based on the potential fall height of any play apparatus.
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Fall heights

The depth of a new wet pour rubber surface is determined by the critical fall height of any play apparatus. Although not mandatory the depth should be in accordance with BS EN 1177.  The standard depth (no fall height) is 40mm consisting of 25mm of SBR and 15mm of EPDM. On your initial consultation with Blue Rock we will take measurements and calculate the correct specification.
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Where can we lay wet pour rubber?

Although we predominately lay wet pour rubber in schools it has a series of different uses:

Equestrian stables, walkways etc
Golf club walkways
Care homes
Swimming pool surrounds
Decking areas
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