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.