Wetpour Maintenance is the process of looking after rubber safety surfaces to make sure they do not become unclean or unsafe. It involves a series of strategies to help the surface stay clean and performing to its maximum potential over time.
One of the biggest things that can affect the performance of a wet pour is the accumulation of organic debris. This could be anything from leaves, flowers and pine fine needles to moss algae and weeds. When this debris builds up on the surface it prevents water and air from passing through, causing it to become less porous. This in turn leads to problems such as a build of algae, moss and unwanted weeds and can make the surface very slippery.
Ensure your surfacing is free of debris by proactively cleaning with a light jet wash or hosing down at regular intervals. This will stop contamination from building up within the gaps in the surfacing and keep it cleaner for longer.
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This also stops the growth of algae, unwanted weeds and moss which can be difficult to get rid of once they begin to take hold on the surface. Keeping your wetpour clean will also ensure that it drains properly and can avoid issues such as flooding or becoming too muddy for children to play safely on.
If the surfacing becomes damaged with holes, tears or rips this can be repaired quickly and easily using a wetpour repair kit. These are available from ourselves and can be used to fix any damage caused by playground equipment, vandalism or atmospheric conditions. A wetpour repair is more cost-effective than removing and replacing the whole safety surface and can save you money in the long run.