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Wet Pour Repair

Wetpour is a durable surface type but sometimes a repair is necessary.

Our team have a range of experience and can offer a range of different wet pour repair services.

Wet pour is a relatively low maintenance specification. Prolonged heavy use and weather can lead to damage or flooding in some parts of the playground surfacing.

If your wetpour surface shows signs of wear and tear, it may be time for repairs.

Wetpour repairs are essential for maintaining the safety and longevity of your rubber playground surface.

At Soft Surfaces, we specialise in various types of wetpour repair to ensure your safety surfacing remains in excellent condition.

Addressing these issues as soon as possible will prevent their spread and reduce the chance of the area becoming unsafe for children.

If you would like more information or a quote for wetpour repair, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

What are the Different Types of Wetpour Repairs?

Wetpour repairs include various techniques, such as perimeter shrinkage, patch and crack repairs, joint repair, wear pad under swings, complete surface replacement, and subbase repairs.

Perimeter Shrinkage Repairs

Perimeter shrinkage repairs address the common issue of shrinkage around the edges of wetpour surfaces, which can compromise the integrity of the entire surface.

When left unattended, the shrinkage can result in water seepage, weakening the base and causing more extensive damage over time.

This is because wetpour rubber is prone to shrinking and expanding, which can be caused by the fluctuating hot and cold weather in the UK.

Wetpour Perimeter Band Repair

When this happens, the rubber surface can pull away from the perimeter edge.

This leaves a gap, which can be dangerous and cause trip hazards for children. It is essential to get this problem repaired as soon as possible.

We carry out wetpour perimeter shrinkage repairs to playground surfacing in the UK.

This is done by filling in the gap around the edges of the play area with a new application of EPDM rubber. We often do this in a different colour to create a contrasting border around the surrounding area.

Patch Repairs

Wetpour patch repair is often necessary after removing play equipment, as the stands leave holes in the surface. Other factors, like vandalism or overuse, can also damage safety surfaces.

Depending on the extent of the damage, we may need to repair the wearing course or the base rubber.

Wetpour Patch Repair Marking Out

For these repairs, we recommend cutting out a shape around the damaged area with a Stanley knife and filling it with an alternative colour material to account for colour fading over time. We offer a wide variety of colours in our range.

For minor repairs, consider a wetpour repair kit to save on costs.

These kits allow you to fix small areas, eliminating travel and labour expenses. Each kit contains the correct ratio of polyurethane resin binder and EPDM rubber granules.

Patch repairs address minor damage, preventing escalation into more significant issues.

Wetpour Patch Repair

The process involves cleaning the damaged area, priming it for better bonding, applying the patch material evenly, and allowing it to cure properly for a seamless finish. Prompt repairs prevent safety hazards and extend the surface’s lifespan.

Contact us for more information on wet pour repair kits or our minor localised wet pour repairs to ensure you get the perfect product or service.

Crack Repairs

Crack repairs are essential for maintaining the safety and integrity of existing wetpour surfaces, especially in high-traffic areas.

When left unrepaired, cracks can worsen, leading to more significant issues that compromise the surface’s aesthetics and pose serious safety risks.

Wetpour Crack Repair

Proper crack repairs help prevent water seepage and moisture retention, weakening the rubber material and accelerating its deterioration.

By addressing cracks promptly, you not only extend the lifespan of the rubber flooring but also ensure a safe environment for users. Regular maintenance and timely crack repairs are key in upholding the durability and performance of wet-pour surfaces.

Joint Repair

Joint repair involves fixing the seams and joints in wetpour surfaces, which can separate over time due to environmental factors and regular usage.

Our wetpour repair specialists meticulously apply the wetpour to fill any gaps or separations in the surface, then apply resin to seal and bond the joints seamlessly.

This meticulous approach ensures that the repaired surface maintains its integrity and durability, even under heavy foot traffic or varying weather conditions.

Wear Pad Repair

Repairing wear pads under swings and other areas with heavy footfall is crucial for reinforcing the wet pour surface in high-impact areas and ensuring the rubber surface remains safe and durable.

These pads act as a protective barrier between the metal swing legs and the ground, preventing direct contact that could cause damage over time.

By absorbing the impact and distributing weight evenly, wear pads help extend the lifespan of the surfacing material beneath the swings.

They provide a smooth surface for children to land on, reducing the risk of injuries during play.

Properly installed wear pads can also save maintenance costs by reducing the need for frequent repairs to the wet pour surface. They are a cost-effective investment in ensuring the safety and longevity of playground surfacing.

Wetpour Overlay/Recap

Wetpour rubber overlay, or recap, restores damaged or worn surfaces by adding a new layer of EPDM rubber over the existing one.

This process extends the surface’s lifespan, enhances safety, and refreshes its appearance.

Dark Green Wetpour Overlay

It involves cleaning the old surface, applying a bonding agent, and installing the new rubber layer.

This cost-effective and efficient method avoids the need for complete surface removal. Wetpour rubber overlay is ideal for playgrounds, sports areas, and other safety surfaces needing renewal.

Full Surface Replacement

A total surface replacement may be necessary when extensive damage or wear has compromised the safety and functionality of the wetpour surface.

When considering a complete surface replacement for a playground, it is crucial to assess the level of wear and tear that may affect the area’s safety.

This process involves removing the existing wetpour surface to address underlying issues, such as poor drainage or uneven surfacing.

Blue and Yellow Wetpour Replacement

Installing a new safety surface requires meticulous attention to detail to ensure proper installation and optimal safety standards.

Choosing suitable safety surfacing materials is essential for the longevity and durability of the playground surface.

Incorporating effective drainage solutions is also critical to prevent water accumulation and maintain a safe environment for children.

Addressing these critical factors during the replacement process can guarantee a long-lasting, safe playground surface that adheres to the highest safety standards.

Sub Base Repairs

Sub-base repairs are essential for addressing foundational issues beneath the wetpour surface, ensuring long-term durability and stability.

One crucial aspect of sub-base repairs is removing existing wetpour and installing a recognised sub-base.

Incorporating high-quality materials in the repair process enhances the overall resilience of the wetpour surface, making it more resistant to wear and tear from heavy traffic or harsh weather conditions.

Investing in proper sub-base repairs and using materials like MOT Type 1 stone or open textured macadam can significantly extend the lifespan of your wetpour surface, saving time and money on future maintenance.

How Much Do Wetpour Repairs Cost?

The average costs of Wetpour repairs are:

  • £150 per m2 for Wetpour patch repairs.
  • £100 per linear metre for wetpour perimeter repairs.
  • Black Repair Kit is £35.
  • Colour Repair Kit is £45.

The cost of wetpour repair can vary widely depending on the extent of the damage and the specific repair process required to restore the surface.

Some main factors influencing the wetpour repair cost are the size of the damaged area, the colour, depth of repair and access requirements.

Is Wetpour Maintenance Free?

Wetpour is a low-maintenance safety surface. Regular cleaning and brushing remove dirt and natural debris that can clog the pores and cause waterlogging.

A proactive maintenance plan is recommended, but addressing any needed repairs promptly is crucial.

At Wetpour Repair, we offer expert advice and a range of wetpour maintenance services. Contact us today to learn more about our wetpour repair solutions.

Frquently Asked Questions

Why Are Wetpour Repairs Necessary?

Wetpour surfaces are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but they can become damaged or worn out over time. Wetpour repair is necessary to maintain the surface’s safety, prevent further damage, and uphold its visual appeal.

Can I Do Wetpour Repairs By Myself?

While individuals can do some minor repairs, it is recommended that a professional company be instructed for wetpour repairs. This ensures the repairs are done correctly and with the proper materials, prolonging the surface’s life.

How Long Does The Wetpour Repair Process Take?

The duration of the wetpour repair process depends on the extent of damage and the surface size. Minor repairs may only take a few hours, while more extensive repairs may take a few days. It is best to consult with a professional to get an accurate estimate.

Contact Us

As specialist wet pour rubber suppliers we have completed many playground surfacing projects at schools and nurseries.

If we cannot carry out wet pour repairs to fix your surface, we can offer a quote to replace the surfacing. You will then have a brand new surface installed.

To learn more about wet-pour surfaces and receive a quote for repairs or installation, please complete our enquiry form. Please include the area size and your location so we can give you an accurate price.

One of our team members within our rubber company will get back to you with a repair product sheet. We could also offer an estimate of costs for your playground surfacing.

We install wetpour safety surfacing in play areas nationwide in the UK and can offer competitive prices for both the supply and installation of wetpour rubber crumb surfaces.

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