Poured-In-Place Rubber Services
Using Poured-In-Place rubber for playgrounds in city parks, schools, or other locations and areas, is the most popular option among people in the United States. But what makes Poured-In-Place rubber to be the favorite among individuals? The first reason is focused on how durable the material is while also providing the safety everyone wants to accomplish. All this with materials that are recycled and usually low-cost. Since this surface is made of two specific layers which consist of the base layer and the wear layer, you obtain more durability and functionality at the same time. The reason behind the composition is basic since the first one is designed to be thick and springy, and meant to be the one that protects children and people from falls.
The base layer can be set to a specific depth, which results in another reason for its preference: it can protect from critical falls up to 12 feet and this cannot be achieved with most safety surfacing options. But what makes the base layer to be so durable and efficient in its main purpose? The fact that it is usually made from TPV rubber and its thickness can be around 8 to 10 inches. Everything depends on the manufacturer and type of TPV rubber used during its fabrication. However, it should not be a problem as long as you find a reliable company that includes the surface along with the proper installation.
Finally, the wear layer is meant to protect the base one from all elements and factors that can compromise its durability and condition. Also, it provides the decorative aspect that allows the creation of a wide variety of designs and the use of different colors for the surface. Although the thickness of the wear layer is up to 0.5 inches, it still provides the safety factor by complementing the base layer.
How to Install Poured-In-Place Rubber
Qualified professionals will always be the best option considering the time and difficulty of the project. For safety surfacing, materials are crucial to guarantee the desired results, but the installation of the surface also has an important role. DIY ideas and projects with Poured-In-Place rubber take place very often in the USA, but to strive for the best results, the right experts will be required. In Florida, California, and throughout the country, our team at Integrity Safety Surfacing Pros of America can provide you with the installation of this type of surface along with all the materials required to get started once you provide us with information about the location, its size, and additional details.
Why rely on us out of all the companies and options in the country or your location? Because we can work with playgrounds or areas of all sizes and without the current condition of the existing surface. The installation of this surface requires more or fewer steps depending on your requirements. However, overall, our process entails the same steps for most projects:
- Assess the area and existing surface. If it is in bad shape, repair and cleaning of the surface will be required and included during the installation.
- An underlayer of black SBR rubber granules is added when required or requested by the client.
- The main granule mixture for the safe surface will be prepared by our experts while considering the outside temperature.
- Place the mixture in the starting point and distribute it in all the areas while spreading and leveling the granules to a specific thickness.
- Adding more elements or features will be done after distributing all the granule mixture and having settled the main layer.
- Once finished, the drying period takes from 48 to 72 hours.
The installation of this type of surface does not take too long depending on the size of the playground or space. However, just like we previously mentioned, more steps can be added or not based on the specific requirements during the project.
Why Choose Poured-In-Place Rubber?
Besides durability due to its two-layers design, other factors like the combination of colors, longevity, low maintenance, and cost, influence the decision. Unlike other surface options like bonded rubber mulch or synthetic grass, you can have your final result in different colors and include a colorful and unique design depending on what you have in mind. When looking at a playground in a park, you might notice the surface has different lines, circles, or shapes that are not only in black as the usual color of the material but rather in many vibrant ones considering there are up to 22 options for it. Being able to provide a playful design for a place where kids will spend a lot of time and is usually meant for them is what makes many schools, institutions, and people in charge of these projects choose this rubber.
For longevity, it can last between 10 to 15 years without having to change anything or preserving the original design, which takes us to the low maintenance that is required to accomplish this. Since longevity and low maintenance come together, it is simple to have a well-designed and durable safety surface without having to look forward to a replacement for the upcoming years or anytime soon. Finally, the cost of this surface will depend on the location, the location’s size, specific design to be accomplished, the budget and requirements for the area where it will be placed along with extra steps like cleaning or repairing the existing surface. However, our role at Integrity Safety Surfacing Pros of America is to deliver a well-installed and durable Poured-In-Place rubber surface that is not only long-lasting and unique but also affordable so you can enjoy the benefits that come with it.
Keep in mind the final cost will depend on your specific project and the best way to know how much you will have to spend or adjust it to your needs and budget is by contacting us and requesting your free quote, which can be done using our website and it takes a few minutes only.