As winter approaches now is the best time for a final playground inspection. Repairing issues now will prevent further damage that will have to be repaired next spring.
Pour in Place playgrounds that have holes should be filled immediately to prevent ice from further damaging the wear layer or the base layer or both.
As playgrounds wear, tears and divits in the poured in place surface are going to naturally occur. Loose fill mulch should be inspected for overall depth and topped off ahead of winter so that when the weather breaks the playground is ready to go.
Another safety and maintenance issue can be holes under swings and slides where children drag their feet. An easy and cost effective solution is to use our swing mats to prevent ruts from forming.
A little planning now can prevent last minute rush repairs in the spring.
One of the most common questions we are asked is “If I use 10 yards of wood mulch each year how much rubber mulch do I need?”
Unfortunately, no one can accurately answer that question as we don’t know exactly how thick the wood mulch was applied last, was it applied at a uniform depth, and if comparing to bags what size were the bags of wood mulch?
Installing rubber mulch in a landscape is much like installing stone or decorative rock. The difference between 2 inches deep and 3 inches deep will affect coverage by as much as 30%. This is precisely why we ask for the square footage you would like to cover.
You can save money on a playground rubber mulch installation by rounding the corners and keeping the rubber mulch areas confined to the safety zones under the play area.
No matter which type of installation you are measuring for, always try to create geometric shapes out of your areas by breaking it into smaller pieces. Either use circles which can be calculated using 3.14 x radius squared, or squares and rectangles using length x width. Tally the total of all areas and then head to one of our handy rubber mulch calculators: landscape or playground to determine how much rubber mulch you need.
We always offer the best pricing we can. That’s why we price most products by state…..take advantage of bundled product pricing too at www.shop.everlastrubbermulch.com
With winter snow melting and the spring rainy season on it’s way, it is time to start thinking about how to keep your playgrounds safe and reduce maintenance time and costs. A quick tune up of some key areas can pay big dividends for the rest of the year. Kids love to drag their feet when swinging and they will inevitably leave a rut at the bottom of the slide. A quick and easy solution for loose fill mulch; wood or rubber mulch-is to install swing mats under the equipment.
Divits and holes hold water and create trip hazards resulting in playground injuries. Parents, grandparents, and managers will find that kids stay cleaner and safer when mats are installed.
We offer two styles of swing mats and they are very affordable check it out in our store.
As the snow melts, playground and daycare providers are finding that their play areas have been ravaged this winter. Some of the hardest hit are bonded rubber mulch play surfaces that have been affected by hard freezes. Potholes, torn patches, and divits are now a problem and luckily we have a cost effective DIY solution.
Our ready to use pour in place repair kits are extremely popular as our customers do not have to call a repair crew, schedule a playground closing, and can save money.
Available in most popular colors and ready to play on after an overnight cure.
Earlier this week I received a call from a woman asking if “her handyman could repair her poured in place rubber mulch surface” with our DIY repair kits. I was happy to tell her that “Yes, just about anyone can!” Back to school playground repairs can be simple with our ready to use kits.
With budgets tight and time of the essence, our rubber mulch repair kits can be a real time saver and they are easy on the wallet. If your playground has some torn or heavily worn spots all you need to do is carefully cut away the worn mulch, brush with the binder/glue, mix the rubber and the granules together, and trowel down. Let stand overnight and your playground is in great shape. Bonded rubber mulch repairs don’t have to take much time and certainly don’t need to cost a fortune-leaving you with some extra money in the budget for new playground equipment or upgrades. Order today for quick shipping (usually same day) at shop.everlastrubbermulch.com.
We all know that budgets are tight and school playgrounds take a heck of a beating but that doesn’t mean safety should be sacrificed. Bonded rubber mulch or poured in place surfaces have a tendency to wear thin or become torn over time.
Everlast Rubber Mulch has an innovative DIY repair kit for base layers and wear layers on worn school playgrounds. Now you can cost effectively repair worn rubber mulch play surfaces and walkways.
Simply remove the old rubber mulch and binder by cutting the material with a sharp knife
Brush some binder on the area, and apply the mixed colored rubber mulch to the hole
Trowel off level and wait overnight for a fresh repaired surface
Simple, cost effective, and quick…just what you would expect from the “Nearly World Famous” Everlast Rubber Mulch.