A wet pour daily mile track surfacing system is ideal because of the fact that it is porous. This means that rainwater will not get into the running track, like it does with the loose-fill surfacing. This reduces the chance of slip hazards that could occur. Additionally, Wetpour Surface are hard-wearing and can withstand the elements, meaning that they will stand up to a lot of wear and tear over time.
This type of surfacing is made up of two layers, one of which is rubber EPDM granules that are combined with a polyurethane binder and then laid onto the playground surface. This is a durable surface that is often used for outdoor flooring in schools, parks and children’s centres. It is often coloured to match the surroundings and can be moulded around existing playground equipment. It also has the ability to absorb impact, a vital feature for outdoor playgrounds, and is very safe as it prevents major injuries caused by falls.
Wet pour surfacing is designed to be long-lasting and can last up to 20 years. This makes it a cost-effective option as it will not need to be replaced regularly like some other surfacing options, such as grass mats or rubber tiles. Moreover, this type of surfacing is environmentally friendly because it is made from recycled rubber tyres.
However, it is important to note that a wetpour surface requires professional installation and should be tested to ensure it meets the recommended Critical Fall Height. It is also advisable to carry out regular inspections to identify any problems that may arise, and to make sure that the surfacing remains in good working order.