Wet Pour Repair

Rubber safety surfacing is commonly used for play areas in nurseries, schools and public parks as it’s a durable and impact absorbing surface type, however sometimes wet pour repair can be necessary. Although it’s a relatively low maintenance surface specification, prolonged heavy use can lead to damage or flooding in some parts of the playground flooring. It’s important to take care of these issues as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading and causing the play area to be unsafe for the children to use.

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Our team are experts when it comes to repairing EPDM rubber surfacing. We have plenty of years experience and lots of expert knowledge when it comes to perimeter shrinking and other damages which may occur over time. Since we are professionally trained to fix the damages right away, you can be sure that your surface will be as good as new once the area has been repaired. To find out more about the repairs we can carry out, please get in touch with one of our team members by completing the contact form that we have available.

Wetpour Repair Maintenance

It is recommended that you take a proactive approach to looking after your rubber playground surface by regularly brushing to remove dirt and natural debris which can get stuck within the pores of the wetpour system and lead to waterlogging in wet conditions. However if the playground surface does sustain damage and it’s in need of wetpour repair maintenance, please get in touch with us as we can come out to site and take care of the repairs for you. We can also supply wet pour repair kits which allow you to fix the damage yourself if the problem is contained to a small area with only minor damage.

The wet pour repair process generally involves cutting around the damaged area and filling it in with a new layer of EPDM surfacing, however we often recommend cutting out a decorative looking shape and filling in the shape with a different colour of rubber mixture. This is because the wetpour surfacing can fade in colour over time and sometimes the new rubber will not match the colour in the existing area so it can look better if it’s filled in with a different coloured design. Please make sure you get in touch with us if you need some advice about wet pour surface repairs and maintenance, we’ll get back to you with some help regarding costs for these services.

Wetpour Perimeter Shrinkage Repairs

As well as fixing minor damaged areas in the rubber playground surface, sometimes wetpour perimeter shrinkage repairs are needed. This is because the wetpour rubber specification can sometimes be prone to shrinking and expanding, especially with fluctuating hot and cold weather in the UK. When this happens, the rubber surface can start to pull away from the edge it has been laid up to, leaving a crack or crevasse which can be dangerous and cause trip hazards for children so it’s important to get this problem fixed. We can carry out these wetpour perimeter shrinkage repairs by filling in the gap around the edge of the playground area with a new application of EPDM rubber, often in a different colour to create a contrasting border.

Wet Pour Border Repair

Your wetpour facility overtime will start to shrink around the sides. This will cause the outer border to begin to get smaller inwards leading to cracks around the playground. This can be dangerous for young children because they might possibly fall when playing on the surfacing. Also not addressing the problems rapidly it can cause more dangerous complications developing making repairs far more costly. We supply a specialist wet pour border repair service that fills in the cracks with EPDM rubberised granules.

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We are also able to offer you a Do-it-yourself repair product that includes rubber and binder so you can handle the problem yourself. You ought to stock up on these repair kits to make sure that in the event the concern ever occurs once again you possess the equipment to deal with it. Developing a preservation scheme set in place is very important to making sure these do not happen again. These kinds of techniques greatly improve the all round quality of the space over time. It’ll also ensure that the area remains in a better condition and improve its product life. When refitting the perimeter we can make use of a different colour to provide the facility a different style. We will take your needs and requirements into account, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Damage Prevention Techniques

If you have a rubber playground surface that needs some wet pour repair maintenance, it’s vital that you have this done as soon as possible to keep the problem contained and avoid it progressing and leading to more costly repairs. You can use our contact form to send us over details of the issues you’re having and we’ll get back to you with a quote for carrying out the maintenance and wet pour repair.

We can also supply liquid de-icer kits to prevent the wetpour surfacing from becoming slippery and hazardous during cold weather, feel free to get in touch with us if you need some de-icer for your outdoor play surface. Please also have a look through the rest of our website if you’re interested in other playground surfaces or the installation of a new wet pour play area at your school, nursery or public recreational space. You can fill in our contact form if you would like to discuss the costs of wetpour repairs and we’ll give you some helpful advice.

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If you have any questions about our repair services please complete the contact form with your queries. We would be more than happy to answer any concerns you may have and will be happy to talk to you about the reparation services we can complete. 

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