Rubber flooring on your playground, around your pool deck, or anywhere else tends to deteriorate if not maintained properly. UV rays degrade the binders used to mix the EPDM or TPV rubber granules. Overtime, granulation happens leading to holes and cracks. In addition, in Northern climates, the thaw and free cycle tends to shrink the rubber creating gaps that could pose tripping hazards and interfere with ADA accessibility.
Usually, it is the wear layer that goes first. The granulation leads to cracks, and then the kids find a way to make a hole out of the cracks. High traffic areas, such as slide exits and under swing belts are notorious for this. We have creating a do-it-yourself kit to repair damaged and cracked rubber surfaces that is easy to use and shipped in a box to you. These patch kits will save you a lot of money spent on a playground contractor doing the repair. We recommend using the repair kit as soon as you see granulation. You will notice granulation if you shuffle your feet on your playground surface and you see the loose granules that were dislodged from the surface. Often times the damage extends to the base layer, otherwise known as the impact attenuation layer. We have created patch kits for both layers. If you are not sure which layer you need to repair, just send us pictures of your surface and we’ll be happy to help you. We recommend that you patch in a dry warm day. We also recommend you seal your rubber surface if you see granulation. This will save you from patching again.
The following is a video showing just how easy it is to use our patch kits.
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