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.
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.
It is my pleasure to recommend Everlast as a company with integrity and quality a product. I received our shipment of Playground Mulch and all I can say is that “I absolutely LOVE it!”. I can certainly say this was the quickest turn around I have ever had with a company. I truly appreciated the representative professional manners and I really felt like they cared and enjoyed actually helping me make my decisions regarding our playground. This is not my first experience with a major purchase of mulch and indeed we will be return customers. I value this company so much, I have recommended our state resource department to use Everlast and to stay away from the company ********, who still owes me mulch and money to this day. In fact there is no comparison to Everlast. I have never seen mulch so rich in color and chunky as it is. I already know it will be around for along time. The ***** looks like pea gravel and it stands out in a bad way on the playground after it was put down. I wish I had found Everlast first. I wish you continued success with your company as you supply our children with the safest fall protection they have ever had.
Peace and Sparkles ,
Even though Everlast Kids Playground Rubber Mulch offers the best value in the rubber mulch industry, sometimes budgets prohibit it’s use. Luckily there is another high quality playground safety surface alternative. EWF.
What is EWF? Engineered Wood Fiber is wood playground mulch made from select sources. Typical wood mulch is produced under fairly loose quality control standards so you can think of engineered wood fiber as a high class high quality wood playground mulch. The ASTM, used to be the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), develops standards for products and there is a standard by which all Engineered Wood Fiber must adhere to insuring that you receive the high quality wood playground material you purchase.
One issue all playgrounds with loose fill products have is rutting where the kids drag their feet. Whether you use wood mulch or rubber mulch you can save time and maintain a safer playground by removing the trip hazards with rubber swing mats and rubber borders.
A great new patent pending product is Tie Guard!
Cover those unsafe and unsightly borders!
If your playground uses railroad ties or similar for borders and they are showing their age now you can cover the tops with a rubber matt quickly and affordably.You can see our full line of rubber borders and mats here.
Over the years we have aligned ourselves with numerous quality minded raw material producers in both the recycled rubber and the wood fiber markets and today are proud to have products made by hard working Americans all over the U.S. If you have an upcoming project that requires a playground top off or new installation we would love to be a part of it. For more info on wood products click here.