Wetpour Band Perimeter Shrinkage Repairs are very common in the UK because rubber crumb EPDM is prone to shrink and expand in adverse weather conditions. The shrinkage of the rubber usually pulls away from the perimeter edge and therefore a wetpour band repair is usually needed.
Our team can fix these issues by cutting around the edging and installing a new layer of wetpour. This makes the surface stronger and improves the appearance, as well as removing trip hazards. You will often find this flooring installed beneath children’s play structures to add safety qualities and protect against injuries.
Repairing Wetpour Edges
Band repairs can be done by purchasing a DIY wetpour repair kit or by a specialist surfacing contractor in playgrounds and at soft surfaces we can supply both options. The perimeter shrinkage usually needs to be cut back so that the existing rubber crumb EPDM has a sharp edge to install up to and the a band strip is usually installed which commonly is in a contrasting colour to make it look like a graphic.
Below you can see a video of one of our projects where we repaired a play surface. The existing wet pour flooring had shrunk away from its edges and had left a gap. We cut away the loose edge and filled in a new application of rubber surfacing to smooth it over. This also had the effect of adding a nice border design around the perimeter of the area.
Rubber Playground Repairs
It’s important to maintain your play area surface if you want it to last as long as possible. This can be done by regularly brushing the area and applying a light jet wash to remove debris. Unfortunately over time the flooring can become damaged and a wetpour repair may be required. Our team can complete this for you, or alternatively supply a DIY kit for you to carry out a small repair.
For further details on the shrinkage and expansion of wetpour then use the contact box on this page. We would be happy to provide a quote for this work and give more information on the process of wetpour band perimeter shrinkage repairs. Prices can vary depending on the area size and the amount of work that will be required. The site location can also have an effect on the overall costs so we’ll need to consider this as well.