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Is Poured-in-Place Rubber Safety Surfacing Actually Safe?


Poured-in-Place Rubber Safety Surfacing is not only safe but durable. Poured-in-Place rubber surfacing has additional benefits from safety and durability, which is extreme ease of maintenance. The rubber surface material is customizable for shape, depth, color and design.

What is the Safety Surfacing of the Poured-in-Place?

It is important to understand the product because different manufacturers have different names for the products they offer, creating a possibility of confusion and contradiction.

The impeccable safety surface of the Poured-in-Place rubber surfacing comprises a clean recycled rubber and a decorative top layer of virgin Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or Thermoplastic in pellets held together by polyurethane binders. The type of rubber selected depends on the application, the color options, and the location of the project.

The thickness of the sub-base on which the Poured-in-Place rubber surface is flattened should not be less than four inches and have a progressive tendency to improve drainage. These are usually the basic foundations or asphalt.

The two layers of rubber are mixed and poured on-site in two layers, including a shock-absorbing layer surmounted by a decorative wear layer in EPDM or thermoplastic. The layer is usually available in a wide range of patterns and colors. Once the PIP surface has been poured, it is scraped manually with guide bars, then treated to form a single unbreakable plate from a shock absorbing safety surface.

What is the safety of the Poured-in-Place Rubber Safety Surfacing?
The safety of the Poured-in-Place Rubber flooring should be determined if the material addresses the questions below for the customers with satisfaction:
  • Presence of dangerous chemicals?
  • Ability to protect children when they fall?
  • Presence of metals in the recycled tires?

The safety of the material will be guaranteed if the above questions are answered satisfactorily as discussed below:
  • Do you protect children when they fall?

What should happen, and no one knows better than the PIP manufacturers. The critical fall height or CFH indicates the attenuation of shock or the absorption of shock of surface material. Besides, it is "the maximum height from which a life-threatening head injury cannot occur." Of course, this depends on the vertical distance between the specific playing surface and the protective surface underneath.

It is preferable to make sure that the product meets the CFH required by a field impact mitigation test. The additional cost of a field test is the best insurance for your investment and the safety of children using the playground. Since most PIP surfaces become more difficult when they are cold, an impact test should be performed on cold days to ensure compliance of the surface throughout the year.

The flawless safety surface system provides you with a safe, flexible, and smooth stadium surface known as the best playground surface for safety available for protection against fall. It has been tested and proven to provide fall protection up to 12 feet, equivalent to 6.5-inch PIP depth.