Rubber Wetpour Repair are a common feature in playgrounds across the UK and they provide impact absorption for trips and falls helping to prevent injuries. Despite this though they do need to be maintained and looked after properly in order for the surface to continue performing as intended. Wet pour safety surfacing can be resurfaced in a number of different ways depending on what is needed and the current condition of the surface. This can include a band repair, an overlay or a recap.
A Band repair is carried out on a wetpour surface where the rubberised surfacing has shrunk away from the edges forming a gap or crevice that could cause a trip hazard. This type of damage is very common on wetpour surfaces especially through cold weather conditions. It is a natural occurrence of wetpour as the rubber expands and contracts throughout the changing seasons but it can be a problem if the gap isn’t fixed straight away.
Common Wetpour Problems and How to Fix Them
An overlay is a quick and cheap solution to a wetpour surface. It involves adding a new layer of 15 mm over the existing safety surface that can help to bring back its original appearance. A new colour or design can also be introduced at this point if desired.
A wetpour repair kit is a bucket of materials that contain EPDM rubber granules and polyurethane binder glue for a DIY do-it-yourself repair. They are usually priced at less than PS40 and are the ideal solution for small repairs to wetpour safety surfaces that you can carry out yourself.