Wetpour has been designed to minimise the risks of injury as a result of a fall from play equipment. It is an impact attenuating surface, offering cushioning on impact, resistance to abrasion, slipping and ignition. Wetpour can be applied onto an existing tarmac or MOT sub-base, depending on required depth.
Wetpour is a continuous surface laid in-situ. The product comprises of a base layer, 2-6mm Styrene-Butadiene-Rubber (SBR), essentially recycled truck tyres. This layer is laid at various depths depending on the Critical Fall Height (CFH) required. A wearing course of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM rubber) is laid on top of the base course as required to a depth of 15 or 22mm.
We have a large range of colours available (see colour char), including 50/50 mix colours. The surface layer can include designs also. Almost any design is possible and can be used to enhance the play experience for children. Some examples of designs include fish, cats, roads, rivers and boats.
Creative Play can offer a design service if you are unsure about what would suit your project. Standard thicknesses of Wetpour are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 140 (mm) and support CFH of up to 3.0 metres.
Wetpour is a totally weatherproof safety surface, and fully porous to allow effective drainage.
Wetpour safety surface should be kept clean of litter, leaves, etc. Pressure washing can remove debris and dirt with the quick draining surface remaining slip resistant. Solvents will remove paint and colouring and should not be used.
Repairs should be undertaken by Creative Play in the event that is is required. The surface comes with our five year warranty. Please note we cannot guarantee wetpour inlays into other manufacturers surfaces or overlays of existing surfaces.
Laying A New Sub-Base – Type 1 MOT
Where there is a requirement for a new sub-base to be installed prior to Playfall Wetpour being laid an engineered base as described below should be laid.
- Excavate the existing ground to the required depth – 150mm + depth of rubber to be laid.
- Lay 150mm compacted Type 1 MOT stone.
- A concrete kerb 150mm x 50mm should be used to contain the sub-base.
- These edges should be set above the compacted Type 1 MOT stone, as required by the depth of the rubber to be laid, to allow the rubber to finish flush with the top of the concrete edge.
The minimum depth of Playfall Wetpour surface which can be laid onto a Type 1 MOT sub-base is 40mm
- Spare Part Availability2-4 Weeks
- Minimum Required Persons2