The SAPIA Code of Practice is the first in its series of topics that relate to sports and playground construction. It has been developed to provide prospective clients and specifiers with guidance on the basic construction requirements, specifications, and maintenance currently employed in construction wet pour impact attenuating surfacing in playgrounds.
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It's strong, durable and incredibly versatile. Generally speaking, rubber is ideal where traffic flow is constant. And not just for humans either! You'll find the RubberTough products are also ideal for a number of animal applications.
Is Rubber Environmentally Friendly?
Both SBR base rubber and Precoated SBR rubber is granulated rubber from scrap tyres so it works towards cleaning up one of the planets major environmental issues by eliminating unnecessary waste and land fill.
Safe, Impact Resistant
Combined with its anti-slip surface and shock absorbing properties, RubberTough surfacing solutions are an attractive and safe surfacing alternative for projects large or small.
Benefits: Why Site Pour?
RubberTough Site Pour is constructed from millions of rubber fibres bound with a unique polymer binder which is mixed and poured on site to provide a continuous ongoing surface with minimal seams or joins.
1. Presentable & Durable
Site pour has minimal seams or joins and is incredibly flexible. It also expands and contracts to the environments weather and ground conditions, unlike concrete and paving which can crack over time, leaving an unattractive and costly maintenance problem.
2. Long Term Cost Effective
As site pour is incredibly long lasting, the cost efficiency of the product should be weighed up against the refills of alternative materials like bark chip and the general ongoing maintenance of these options. And of course, as the NSW public bodies review committee have found, there's also the issue of legal claims being made for unsafe grounds. Over the last decade this stands at $20,000,000. The question needs to be asked.... How cheap are the alternatives?
3. Installation by Qualified Applicators
Site pour surfacing is simply laid by our qualified team of applicators onto a recommended concrete or asphalt base. It can be laid to a variety of different thicknesses depending on the specific fall height requirements of the job by screeding and trowelling to ensure a flat level surface every time
Cleaning your Rubber Surface
There are numerous ways and options available to you to protect your investment. A list of methods best suited to your applications is listed below. Select which is appropriate to your application.
Rubber exposed to the elements can be hosed down occasionally to remove dirt and grime. Apply normal pressure via a garden hose approximately 300mm from the surface using a soft brush and biodegradable detergents if required. DO NOT use high pressure equipment or industrial sweepers fitted with harsh brushes.
A detergent that is PH neutral is recommended. This can be a standard domestic product. ALWAYS apply a test patch first to check colour fastness
To remove leaves, sand, tan bark, or wood chips simply sweep with a broom or use a blower. A blower is recommended for sand.
If your rubber is installed indoors you can vacuum clean and then wipe over with a sponge type mop or cloth or use a wet & dry vacuum system.
Chewing gum can be removed by using CRC Freeze Spray 2039. This can be purchased from leading hardware suppliers. Freeze the affected areas then remove the gum by breaking it away from the surface.
A properly maintained "RubberTough" surface will deliver many years of durable protection.