Wetpour Maintenance is a key part of maintaining your rubber safety surface to ensure that it’s performing to its maximum capability all year round. This is very easy to achieve with a little time set aside on an annual basis.
Firstly, it’s very important to remove any debris that has landed on the wetpour. This can be done with a broom, blower or vacuum cleaner. Next, you can apply a cleaning solution to the wetpour. This should be a mixture of mild detergent and water, and is a good idea to include some vinegar too as this will help disinfect the area. Finally, you can use a soft-bristled brush or scrubbing pad to gently scrub the surface.
Wetpour vs. Alternative Surfaces: Maintenance Considerations
Over the course of time, it’s inevitable that weeds will begin to appear on your wet pour playground. This is because wetpour is a very porous product and allows rainwater to easily travel through the slits between the shredded EPDM rubber. If these gaps are left untreated then the area can quickly become clogged and unable to self-drain which will cause significant problems in the long run.
A quick way to fix this problem is by using a wetpour repair kit that includes base and wearing course repair kits. This will allow you to re-pour the wetpour in the affected area and make it look brand new again. Alternatively, you can opt for a wetpour recap which involves adding a new 15 mm layer to the existing surface.