Half of the appeal of wet pour safety surfaces is that they are so easy to maintain once they’ve been installed.
Wet pour repairs can tackle the problem area without the need to rip up the entire surface, and it can be set and ready for use again incredibly quickly.
The reason for this ease of repair is the versatility of the materials that are used. The main component of the wet pour system is recycled melted rubber, and it is while in this liquid state that any repairs that need doing can be sorted out with the minimum amount of fuss and inconvenience.
In the unusual circumstance where the original flooring is beyond salvation and needs totally relaying, it hardly takes any time at all to install. That’s the beauty of the wetpour repair system - easy to maintain, easy to repair, and easy to replace.
Contact us today for more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Wetpour Shrinking Edge Repairs
Perhaps the most common repair issue for wetpour surfaces is shrinking edges and the borders of the safety surfacing becoming a little bit tatty. The rubber naturally shrinks over time once it has set and has been exposed to the elements, but the solution is not only a cinch to put right, it’s cost-effective too.
Wetpour shrinking edge repairs simply involves cutting out the edges that have shrunk or become damage and replacing it with new wet pour to create an attractive border. It’s the closest thing to having a brand new flooring without the price tag of a brand new surface. After all;
- There’s no need to replace the entire playground surface
- Replace only what has been damaged
- It introduces an attractive solution to the problem
- It’s easy to install
- It’s quick to set and be ready for use again
- Extremely cost-effective
Have you noticed that the borders of the safety surface of your local playground have become a bit shabby? Does it make the surrounding areas look equally shabby? If the answer to this is yes then you need to look into wet pour border repairs.
Our team (https://www.wetpour-surfaces.co.uk/) know that council budgets have been squeezed a lot over the past few years, and the surfacing of the playground might be the last thing on the list when it comes to funding allocations, but if the border is looking a bit worse for wear then we just cut out the affected area and pour in a new one.
The best part of this is that it gives you the opportunity to add a new coloured border to the safety surfacing, instantly revitalising the area and making it look as though a lot more money has been spent on it than actually was.
We actually don't recommend choosing the same colour, as the colour will not be exactly the same due to changes from UV light and toher atmospheric conditions.
It’s a cheap and quick solution to the problem and will keep the playground in service for many more years to come.
Rubber Surfacing Overlay
A rubber surfacing overlay can be a quick and cheap solution to a damaged wetpour surface. Sometimes known as a recap, this form of wetpour repair involves adding a new 15 mm thin layer over the existing flooring.
This makes the surface look and perform like a brand new one, without the cost of having to rip up the existing one and starting all over again. If you want to introduce a new colour scheme at this point then you can.
If you want to add some graphics or a new design then you can. With wetpour rubber crumb surfacing, the possibilities for what you want to see are only limited by your imagination.
A wetpour recap is a great way of resurfacing an existing wetpour surface without the cost and trouble of having to remove the existing installation.
If the play area has had heavy use and is damaged with patches and shrinking edges, we can complete a recap without ripping ip the rubber surface.
A new 15mm thick layer will be poured on top of the existing surface, extending its lifespan and providing a cheap alternative to starting all over again. Find out more about costs here: https://www.wetpour-surfaces.co.uk/cost/
It also gives you the opportunity to change the overall colour scheme, making it look as though the entire installation was brand new.
Wet Pour Maintenance
Wet pour maintenance couldn’t be simpler. The material is so pliable and versatile that maintenance is kept to a bare minimum. If the surface does happen to crack or get damaged then the existing surface can be ripped up and relaid in an incredibly short space of time.
You can also carry out minor repairs to small areas yourself by simply cutting out the affected area and installing a new patch of wet pour.
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In some play areas, a small repair may be all that is needed. Our team can offer a patch repair if this is the case.
When carrying out these small localised repairs, we often recommend having the wetpour cut out in a particular shape and having an alternative colour installed. This makes the repair look like part of a design rather than a simple patch of repairs.
Having the same colour installed does not make the repair look less obvious.
These types of wetpour repairs are needed when there has been vandalism or when play equipment has been removed. This is because the play equipment will have caused patches in the wetpour which will need to be filled in.
If you are looking to save on costs, we would recommend a wetpour repair kit rather than getting our contractors to site for these minor repairs.
Wetpour Repair Kit
If you have minor damage to your wet pour surface then there’s no need to search for a wet pour repair service near me in your surrounding area. You can just do it yourself with your wet pour DIY kit!
"I can honestly say that they have helped several of our clients in play areas with both repairs and maintenance to the safety surfacing. The works completed was in budget and the service provided was second to none. A real pleasure to work with."
A wet pour repair kit contains everything you’ll need to repair small cracks and damage yourself and leave your surfacing looking like new again. There’s nothing hard about this either, anyone can do it. Simply;
- Cut out the damaged area
- Follow the instructions in your repair kit mixing the EPDM rubber crumb and polyurethane resin
- Pour in the mixture
- Leave to set
That’s it. It’s really that easy. No expensive repair bills and your safety surface will be up and running again in no time.
If you do need any more information on the wet pour repair kits, please do not hesitate to contact our team and we can certainly help answer any questions you may have.
When are Wetpour Repair Kits Used?
A wetpour repair kit would be used if the area to be repaired is very small.
Rather than having a team of installers come to site for a tiny patch repair, it would be a lot more cost effective to carry out the repair yourself. The wetpour repair kit is easy to use and comes with a full list of instructions.
The perfect ratio of EPDM rubber granules and polyurethane resin will be included to make the process as hassle-free as possible.
We would always advise purchasing more wetpour repair kits than you require so that you have them if there are any other splits or damages in the future. This will allow you to save on delivery costs.
How much does a Wetpour Repair Kit Cost?
A wetpour repair kit is less than £40.
The cost to carry out the repairs yourself can vary depending on the size of the job. You will need to buy base repair kits and wearing course repair kits if the damage has affected the base course too.
Our team can help you calculate how many repair kits are needed if you are unsure.
If you have any more questions regarding the repair kits, make sure to get in touch with our team.
Rubber Playground Surface Repair
Rubber crumb surface repair is the easiest thing in the world, and there are plenty of options to choose from too;
- Replacement and resurfacing - This is where the existing surface is ripped up and a completely new surface is installed.
- Recap and overlay - A 15mm thick layer is installed over the existing surface
- Shrinkage and border repair - If the edges are damaged or have shrunk, this part will be cut out and a new border will be poured in.
- Patch repairs - For small repairs, the damaged area can be cut out and replaced with new wetpour.
Wetpour safety surfacing repairs really are that easy to do, and it means that it extends the longevity of the surface and you get superb value for money.
For a repair quote with competitive prices, just fill in the enquiry form at the top of the page and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.