Repair Rubber Mulch Now to Prevent Further Damage

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.

Swing Mats Make Safe Playgrounds

Playground and Swing and slide

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.

Winter’s End Brings Playground Problems

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.

Information here and pricing direct here.

 

Playground Bonded Rubber Mulch Repairs

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.

 

 

Playground Rubber Mulch Testimonial-Brand Comparison

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.
Thank you,
Peace and Sparkles ,
Ms.U

Need an Alternative to Playground Rubber Mulch? Save Money with EWF

EWF Engineered Wood Fiber

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!  

playground border repair

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.

 

Pour In Place Safety Surfacing Doesn’t Have to Be Torn Up

pour in place failure

Don’t Tear it All Out-Patch It

Pour in Place playground surfacing is the Cadillac of safety surfaces.  Consisting of one or two layers of rubber material bonded together with a urethane binder.  Unfortunately, over time the binder hardens and shrinks and can develop trip hazards and targets for youngsters to pull and further damage the surface.

Unlike Everlast Playground Rubber Mulch this is an expensive surface and removing and replacing the playground safety surface is not only very expensive, but is also very disruptive for the facility.

Now there is an “overnight” alternative to reduce the trip zones, enhance the worn appearance of the pour in place (PIP) surface, thereby reducing liability and further damage.

A simple pour in place repair kit ready mixed in a 5 gallon pail.  Simply remove the loose and worn surface by creating clean edges with a razor knife, pour in, trowel down, and presto you are back in business.  All of our low maintenance and easy to install products are available at shop.everlastrubbermulch.com where you will find rubber landscape mulch, rubber playground mulch, rubber mats and borders, all attractively priced and ready to ship.

pour in place alternative to rubber mulch

Other Colors Available

 

More Than Just Rubber Mulch

 

rubber mulch and outdoor living products

Rubber Mulch and More

Most people know that Everlast Rubber Mulch was the original landscape rubber mulch product and that quality has been our hallmark from the beginning.  Utilizing high heat driers and providing a truly no bleed rubber mulch product in a variety of colors for over a decade.  Our lawn and garden experience goes back much further though, and our eye for quality products comes from hand picking plant material for our nursery from some of the finest growers in the U.S.

Today we offer a huge selection of quality products to enhance your outdoor living experience this spring.

Playground Rubber Mulch Alternatives-New Video

Wood playground mulch

The only drawback to playground rubber mulch products is the fact that the initial cost is much higher than conventional wood mulches. For some, rubber playground mulch is simply not affordable. Many people don’t want to use landscape grade wood mulch in their playgrounds as they recognize that it is often generated from yard waste of unknown sources, tends to rot quickly due to it’s shredded nature, and was not designed for playground applications.

Engineered Wood Fiber Playground Mulch is an affordable mid price alternative to rubber mulch that can provide long lasting results when applied properly in a playground. All loose fill mulches require some pre-planning and a two part video has been added to our site to help guide you through the various options and considerations when installing a backyard playground. Underlayment, borders, rut prevention, and more are covered.

Part 1-Engineered Wood Fiber Details Video
Part 2-Playground Mulch Installation Tips Video