My latest challenge is the management of a six figure project for a client whose area of specialisation is in the supply and installation of high impact safety surfacing known in the industry as ‘wet pour’.
It is an opportunity for me to merge my old civil engineering knowledge with my more recent resin flooring knowledge and use it to good effect in managing this complex surfacing project.
Wet pour is designed specifically for use in play areas and playgrounds and it is an innovative play surface with a multi-layer system. The wet pour base layer consists of granular SBR recycled rubber, which sits on top of a sub-base. (This could be a ‘Type 1’ sub base, or a tarmac surface, but on this project the SBR layer is 25mm thick and on a roof deck.
The wet pour top layer consists of 15mm deep, high grade, EPDM rubber granules, which are manufactured in a wide range of colour options.
This is the typical mix required for school playgrounds, play areas, pool surrounds, walkways, patios and other similar applications.
A special solvent-free polyurethane resin binder is used for both the SBR and EPDM granular layers.
The play area surface is porous and designs and patterns can be incorporated into the overall surface design without affecting the product integrity. On this project there are some very elaborate shapes and designs.
I am really looking forward to seeing the product being installed and judging by the Architect’s plans the finished surface is going to look really impressive. I will definitely be posting some photos.