Over time a wetpour play surface can shrink or become damaged, it's important to carry out repairs as soon as possible to prevent trip hazards and further problems on the playground.
Repairs to a wetpour surface can include fixing shrinkage to the perimeter and filling in damaged areas with a new application of rubber.
We can offer services to repair damage on your rubber wetpour surface to bring back the safety qualities and give you an attractive playground surface again.
As with anything, repairing a wetpour safety surface in can be achieved with the help of our team. These surfaces can suffer vandalism, or simply wear out or making it unsafe. Areas that need repair can include around the edge and perimeter of the surface, which can suffer shrink back over time due to climatic changes that we experience. We advise that regular wetpour maintenance is done to reduce the need for any fixes, we can carry out these works all year round.
If you would like to find out more on repairing a wetpour surface, please don't waste time in contacting us. Our local specialist team closest to you are always available to help a customer find all the answers they require. For a repair, it is important that it is seen to immediately as if a minor damage is left unattended, it will likely grow into a much larger damage that could be permanent. That's very bad because of more expensive repairs that will need to occur.
Repairs to the safety area can in certain cases involve creating a new chase or channel cut at a suitable around the whole perimeter of the wetpour surface and removing the damaged areas of rubber. This area is then filled with a fresh new layer of safety rubber and graded down to the existing edge to reduce any possible trip hazard. We can offer testing of surfaces to ensure safety if necessary. For details on thes tests please click here http://playgroundrubbersafetysurfacing.co.uk/testing/ We advise that this 'band repair' is carried out in a contrasting colour than the existing wetpour surface as changing the colour has the benefit of giving any area a facelift and fresh appearance whilst maintaining the BSEN 1177 safety standards.
Advice on the most suitable and appropriate options for your safety flooring can be given. One option could be to complete an overlay of existing area(s). This process involves fixing any damage, if required, cutting back the surfacing around the perimeter and then applying a new wearing course. It's a bit like icing a cake, and it will totally transform the look of your area, if you choose different colours / designs within the wet-pour surface. The new Re-cap of the wearing course is then graded back into the existing edging, giving an almost flush finish (depending on the thickness of original system and edging). The maintenance of your surface should be prioritised after the installation has been completed. For more information on maintaining this surface type please click here http://playgroundrubbersafetysurfacing.co.uk/wetpour/wetpour-surfaces-maintenance/ That is because of many benefits it provides to both the children and the owner. Maintenance will ensure that the lifespan of a facility and its surrounding areas is maximised and will last as long as possible.
We recommend that kids play areas and safety surfacing is inspected on at least a weekly basis to ensure it remains safe and compliant at all times. Any item which needs attention can be rectified quickly and cost effectively. You may even be able to use one of our simple easy to use DIY repair kits to patch a small hole, and the saying "a stitch in time saves nine" is never more appropriate than in this case. To learn more about repair kits please visit this page http://playgroundrubbersafetysurfacing.co.uk/wetpour/wetpour-repair-kits/ Failure to keep your nearby play area in tip top condition may mean putting the health and safety of your play area or playground users at risk and leaving yourself open to receive a personal injury claim. Remember where there's blame there's a claim. When proactively maintaining a floor, you are able to discover any damages as soon as possible. That's very beneficial to you as it ensures that the repairs are attended to as soon as possible when they are at their cheapest. This is because a damage is likely to expand over time and with use meaning that when you eventually get a repair, it could be very costly, especially compared to the the cost of the initial fix.
Our team can also carry out services for other types of playground flooring, for example rubber mulch flooring maintenance is commonly required. This should also be done frequently to keep the area clean and reduce any risk of damage which might require a fix or resurface. Please feel free to speak to one of our team members for more details on this flooring type and the maintenance that should be done.
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Shrinkage around edges may be easily corrected, by completing a perimeter band repair. This is a straight forward process and can reduce the risk of injury by removing possible trip hazards. The perimeter repair is carried out by cutting back a chase cut band repair in preparation for new epdm rubber floors. The chase cut can vary in width dependent on the state of existing flooring.
For more information on repairing a wetpour safety surface in or to find out how to protect children and yourself from a injuries please do not hesitate to contact us, we can help give you budget costs and prices to leave your play area looking as good as new whilst also meeting the NBS accreditations for Q26 insitu special rubber surfacing.