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Wet Pour Rubber Surfacing in Melbourne

Garden More Landscaping offers wet rubber pour installation in Melbourne. Also known as safety surfacing, it consists of rubber granules and a polyurethane‌ ‌resin‌ binder. ‌Such surfaces are durable and designed to meet aesthetic requirements. In addition to providing wet pour rubber in Melbourne, Garden More can also meet all of your rubber surfacing maintenance needs.

Wet pour rubber surfacing is suitable for schools, playgrounds, recreation centres and even care facilities. You can apply it anywhere that requires a decorative, impact-absorbing, and non-slip surface.

Wet Rubber Pour Installation Process

Garden More offers a wide range of wet rubber pour surfacing to many institutes. We provide complete solutions that include customised designs, base preparation, supply of all the materials and installation with compliance certificates.

Wet pour rubber in Melbourne is low maintenance, environmentally friendly, non-slippery and certified for compliance with AS/NZS 4422:1996. The surface is made of two layers – recycled granules and fine granules or EPDM. Wet pour rubber surfacing involves mixing rubber granules with a polyurethane formulated binding resin.

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Key benefits are:

There are a number of benefits to rubber surfaces that other flooring solutions simply cannot provide as highlighted below

Impact Absorbing

The‌ ‌main reason to install a poured rubber flooring system is its safety. ‌The spongey, shock-absorbing properties of pounded rubber reduce injuries resulting from‌ ‌slips‌ ‌and‌ ‌falls. You can even pad a poured rubber surface to meet specific fall height requirements. ‌Poured rubber is a much safer alternative to traditional materials like asphalt, concrete and wood chips.

Weather-Proof

Surfaces made of wet pour rubber endure‌ ‌all‌ ‌kinds‌ ‌of‌ ‌weather. ‌No matter what the weather, it can host all activities without any risk of damage. ‌Wet pour rubber surfaces do not become slippery when wet, so children can continue playing after a rainy period. ‌Moreover, the surface is crack-proof and drastic weather changes will not disintegrate it.

Low Maintenance

Traditional outdoor surfaces require frequent maintenance, such as‌ ‌sweeping,‌ ‌mopping,‌ ‌and‌ ‌weeding. ‌Regular‌ ‌concrete, for example, must ‌be‌ ‌swept‌ ‌and‌ ‌weeded‌ ‌regularly since greenery‌ ‌will‌ ‌find‌ ‌a‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌uproot‌ ‌it. A basic cleaning brush and neutral cleaner are all that’s needed for  rubber surfacing maintenance.

Long-Lasting

Many original installs are still looking great and highly functional after many years of active use. This is a sharp contrast to some other types of flooring, which require frequent repair or replacement.

Environmentally-Friendly

Playground administrators and parents don’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌worry‌ ‌about‌ ‌chemical‌ ‌sensitivities. At Garden More, we only use premium rubber that resists surface cracking and remains flat and supple. It has no ‌harsh‌ ‌chemicals‌ ‌and‌ ‌compounds‌ ‌that‌ ‌may‌ ‌irritate‌ ‌skin,‌ ‌aggravate‌ ‌allergies,‌ ‌or‌ ‌cause‌ ‌other‌ ‌health‌ ‌issues.

Wide Variety of Colour Choices

Surfaces made of wet pour rubber add colour to areas. ‌You can decorate them with games, patterns, and graphics, making them both fun and educational. Ask your Garden More representative about available colour choices.

Slip-Resistant

Rubber‌ ‌surfacing‌ ‌provides‌ ‌additional‌ ‌safety‌ ‌due to its hydrophobic seal and tactile rubber surface. ‌This is why most poolsides and playgrounds have rubber surfacing: it is ‌slip-resistant ‌and‌ ‌waterproof.

Highly UV Stable

UV rays can damage unprotected outdoor surfaces. Usually, rubber does not do well when exposed to ‌UV rays. This is not the case with poured rubber. ‌Polymer binding and shredded rubber mixed together are UV-stable, so they are perfect for outdoor‌ ‌settings. ‌This is why poured rubber is commonly used in outdoor playgrounds and fitness areas.

Wet Rubber Pour Installation Process

We follow a 7 steps installation procedure to achieve professional results.

Step 1: Site Measurement

It’s worth spending extra time to measure the area. We break the areas up into basic shapes like squares, rectangles and circles. To be on the safe side, we always order extra. It’s better to have some extra rubber and binder than run out.

Step 2: Site Preparation

It’s important to remove all the existing weeds and grass. Any weeds left behind can create problems in the future if ignored.

Step 3: Base Compaction

Compact the road base of 20mm crushed rock at 100-150mm, depending on the natural ground condition. Where there is no hard surface on the ground, we still‌ ‌level‌ ‌out‌ ‌the‌ site‌ ‌at‌ ‌a minimum‌ ‌150mm‌ ‌depth

Step 4: Top Base Compaction

Spread fine crushed dust to screed the area.

Step 5: Screed the Surface

Eliminate drainage problems by making the soil drain away from the designated area.

Step 6: Organise Delivery

Delivery is organised well in advance. We store materials somewhere close to the working area for easy transport and to minimise handling. ‌Wet‌ ‌pour‌ ‌surfacing‌ ‌materials‌ ‌cure very quickly, so it is vital that we keep them ‌nearby.

Step 7: Mix and Lay Rubber

We thoroughly mix the rubber granules with a polyurethane resin and lay everything in the desired colour. ‌Our technicians apply poured rubber to a surface as a blob, much like wet-pour cement. ‌They will then ‌smooth and mould the rubber ‌to‌ ‌fit‌ ‌any‌ ‌shape,‌ ‌making‌ ‌it‌ ‌a‌ ‌very‌ ‌versatile‌ ‌application. ‌When hardened, the surface will not move.

Book a Consultation About Wet Pour Rubber

At‌ ‌Garden More,‌ ‌we have 6 years of experience with wet rubber pour installation in Melbourne. We also enjoy a widespread reputation for expert knowledge, genuine advice and professional installation. The materials we use come ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌reputable‌ ‌suppliers. To learn more about rubber surfacing in Melbourne, contact our wet pour specialists today.

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