When it comes to pricing a wet pour surfacing job, there are a lot of different factors that need to be taken into account to give an accurate price. The first piece of information we need is the size of the job, it is imperative that you get the size and dimensions correct as this can lead to some serious issue when the construction teams arrive on site, and can be very costly for the client if we do not receive the correct information. We will arrive to site with the amount of rubber specified for the area size given, so if we end up having less rubber than we need we will have to send a courier with the spare materials, which in its own right is an unnecessary expenditure, but it will also take a lot of time to arrive. If the rubber doesn’t arrive the same day, we will have to make sure that the contracting team has a place to stay for the night, and then will need to be paid for an extra day of work – which will undoubtedly all add up.
The same goes for being under on your measurements, once we arrive on site and realise that we have brought too many materials, we can’t keep hold of the materials as we may have another job to go to within the area and we won’t be able to keep hold of the materials as we can’t drive them back to our stores and to dispose of them in a skip costs a lot of money, meaning that you won’t be able to make any savings due to using less materials. So it is extremely important that you are accurate with your measurements for wet pour surfacing.
We must also have the post code of the area; this helps us take into account fuel costs and how long our contractor team will need to be out for and how many nights they will need to spend in a hotel. You must also outline the access to the area, for example if there is suitable parking for the van, and from there is it easy for the workers to get the materials to the actual construction site. If it is hard for the workers to get the materials to the area they need to be, this can take a lot of time which may lead to an extra day of work needed which unfortunately means more money. We will also obviously need to know when you want to job to be carried out as to help maintain a schedule for our work.
It is important for us to know if there is a suitable stone sub base already present or if we will need to lay one down – which means we will also need to know the surface we will be digging up and replacing such as: Grass, Concrete, Tarmac, Rubber and Tiles. As well as this, we will require photos of the existing area, from as many angles as possible and also a photo of the access to the site so we can familiarize ourselves with the site and help reduce the time of the job. We will also need to know if there will be any play equipment that will be installed with the play area as we will need to know the critical fall height to make sure that it’s completely safe for the children using the equipment.
And finally of course we need to know the colour of the wetpour you would like, as the black rubber is the cheapest whereas the coloured rubber is more expensive. However you can have a mix of black and colour to reduce costs and create a different colour scheme.
If you would like any further information about wet pour surfacing, please visit our website at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can find product details and examples of our previous playground rubber surfacing projects.