Poured-In-Place Rubber Services
When considering the option to install a safety surface for your space or area, you must determine the level of impact absorption you need since not all options in the market offer the same and, in the case, of needing one of the best, a Poured-In-Place rubber surface can come in handy for several spaces. Why should you consider this option above others? Mainly because of the shock absorption properties it has due to the composition and structure of the surface.
Unlike other options in the market, this rubber alternative offers two layers, which means you have to install two parts of the surface. The first one is known as the base layer, which is the one that provides the support and impact absorption required that makes the surface one for safety purposes.
This base layer provides support and harm reduction for falls up to 12 to 15 feet, which is why many playgrounds have it installed instead of using other types available in the market. But how is it possible for this first layer alone to provide such support that no other surfaces are capable of? The reason lies in how deep it can be installed and how thick the surface is as well when requested or necessary. The base layer can be up to 8 to 10 inches thick and this is what makes it suitable for critical falls and other accidents.
Now, the quality of the rubber used will play a crucial role in the final result as well as the installation of the surface. In our company, Fort Myers Safety Surfacing, we only use TPV rubber which is one of the best—if not the best—types of rubber available. With this in mind, the second and final layer of the surface is known as the wear layer since its purpose is to provide protection and appearance to the first layer and final design of the surface. This layer is only 0.5 inches when it comes to thickness and thanks to its design, you can obtain a wide range of color patterns and a specific result when it comes to appearance.
In our company, we will make sure to provide this surface and guarantee its proper installation since it is crucial to use high-quality materials but with a poor installation, the surface overall does not have a future in terms of longevity and durability nor in providing the desired safety it should deliver.
Is Poured-In Place rubber your best option?
As we previously mentioned, not all safety surfaces provide the same impact absorption level that you might need or not for your space. Therefore, you have to consider this above anything else. This surfacing option is actually one of the best in the market, which is why it is frequently used in playgrounds, sports centers, and city parks but there is one problem: you must consider the temperature changes. The Poured-In-Place rubber surface performs well in both cold and hot temperatures, but it will have a few issues when the changes are quite frequent and way too extreme.
A safety surface should be able to last for over a decade without any issues and this will depend a lot on the final decision you make by keeping in mind the most crucial factors to make your decision. Now, is this a reason to—instead of choosing it—consider another option? Not quite. This surface in specific has many benefits that place it as one of the tops in safety surfacing, and although you can have a few headaches with the temperature changes, they can actually be solved. It is a matter of knowing what to add or not to the installation of the surface and how to handle the future use of the space where it will be installed—but you will not have to forbid a few activities or actions for this.
That being said, what are the benefits of choosing Poured-In-Place rubber? Several ones like:
- Its durability and longevity—up to 15 years.
- Low maintenance requirements.
- Colors and patterns available.
- Its costs.
- The impact absorption provided for several spaces and areas.
For us, the most remarkable benefit lies in its maintenance. The longevity and durability of the surface are influenced by it but how much you spend on the surface will also be determined by this. Having a high maintenance surface will bring many problems and expenses, which is why we highly recommend this option if you want something that pays off your investment and will not make you spend more in the future.
How much does this surface cost?
The cost of safety surfaces is determined by sq. ft. which is why you should expect the price to be stipulated according to this aspect. In our company, Fort Myers Safety Surfacing, this surface ranges from $7 to $13 depending on the additions and specifications you want or need from it. However, keep in mind that the installation is included in the price. This means you have the materials and installation in one and will not need to consider other expenses since the final cost according to your project will include everything needed to start it and obtain the desired results.
What determines the main cost per sq. ft.? the quality of the rubber used for the surface. As we previously mentioned, our company uses TPV rubber as the main material for manufacturing or creating the surface but other options are available in the market and they are usually of lower quality. A few ones can provide stunning results but will not last longer than the previous rubber option. Therefore, depending on your preferences for the materials or if you will leave everything to us and our professionals’ recommendations, the final cost can vary.
However, we guarantee the service and surface to be affordable regardless of your location and the area where you want to install it. Also, repairs or replacements, as well as maintenance for this surfacing option, can be provided by our experts as well. All you have to do is to let us know what you need and where you need it.