RUBBER SAFETY SURFACE INSTALLATION PROCESS
The process of installing a rubber safety surface can be broken down into four main stages:
Stage 1 - Excavation
Site excavation may be required prior to commencing the sub base layer to achieve a finished surface level.
When replacing existing softfall mulch with a WRS surface, it is important to excavate down to a firm base ensuring to remove all loose mulch. Typically the softfall mulch will be at a 300mm depth.
Stage 2 - Sub Base
The WRS Wet Pour system is applied to concrete or, where restricted by budget or site-specific requirements, cement stabilised FCR sub base. We recommend the following;
75mm Concrete 25Mpa
Reinforced with mesh
25mm C Class Rock sub layer
100mm B Class FCR
3% Cement Stabilised
It is essential that the sub base been firm and stable to ensure the longevity of the WRS surface.
Stage 3 - Impact Attenuation Layer (when applicable)
Certain installations require a dual layer system, incorporating a cushioned layer to achieve a fall height requirement or simply for added comfort underfoot.
Stage 4 - Wearing Layer
Applied in either our TPV or EPDM (synthetic) products, the wearing layer is the resilient top layer with the versatility to create custom shapes and designs.
Below we display the stages involved in completing an intricate surface design: