Not every playground requires a completely new poured-in-place rubber surface to be installed.
Often a playground can be completely revitalized, by just adding a new color cap or wear layer to the surface.
This restoration technique will actually improve the playground’s safety rating. It is also a budget saver, as the recap can provide the same brilliant color at less than half the price of a new poured-in-place rubber surface.
Although poured-in-place rubber surfacing is very low maintenance, some simple upkeep is sometimes needed. We typically see some wear occur in high-traffic areas, such as under swings, at the base of slides, and around any merry-go-rounds or spinning equipment.
Small repairs are sometimes needed in these locations.
Playground Resurfacing Process
The process for the basic maintenance and repair of these poured in place surfaces is simple:
- We will first completely clean and remove any debris or loose pieces of the old poured-in-place rubber surfacing.
- Our staff will remove the existing cap on the rubber surface.
- We’ll mix the closest color match possible.
- Finally, we’ll patch in the new poured-in-place area, giving it a brand new look.
After a simple repair, the playground surface is as good as new!