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Types of Playground Resurfacing

Playground Resurfacing

Playground Resurfacing are fun, but it can also be dangerous. Kids fall down a lot, and the surface they land on plays a critical role in their injuries. This is why it’s so important to invest in a safety surfacing that provides impact attenuation. It’s a good idea to get an expert to help choose the right materials and ensure that the installation meets industry standards.

Loose-fill surfacing requires regular maintenance. Someone has to rake the loose material back into place on a daily basis or, on high-use playgrounds, multiple times a week. The surface can also suffer erosion over time, leaving thinner or bare areas which are unsafe for children.

Playground Resurfacing: A Wise Investment in Child Safety

Unitary surfacing is more durable and requires less maintenance. However, it is still a costlier option than loose-fill surfacing. There are several options for this type of surfacing, including engineered wood fiber (EWF), rubber granules and sand. EWF is often blown by special trucks to the playground site after being delivered, or it can be hand-installed on top of a compacted layer of dirt or gravel.

Poured-in-place (PIP) surfaces are an excellent choice because they’re durable, easy to maintain and ADA accessible. They can be molded to resemble other surfacing materials or customized with colors and graphics for an original theme in your playground.