Safety Surfacing in Southern California Playgrounds
Making Sure Your Site Is Up To All Safety Standards
Poured in Place, known as PIP is a resilient rubber surfacing that is mixed and installed on site. The color combinations and design options are endless. Custom shapes, logos or alternating colors can be incorporated into the surfacing creating a unique visually exciting surface that meets all safety and ADA industry standards.
Rubber tiles are a type of resilient safety surface that meets and exceed all ASTM, CPSC, ADA & IPEMA specifications. Interlocking tiles in various colors offer unlimited color combinations to our customers. One, two, three or more colored tiles can be incorporated to make an exciting pattern that complements any playground design. Corners and beveled edged tiles are available to finish your playground area.
Engineered wood fiber is one of the most cost effecting safety surfacing options. Our wood chips are manufactured from 100% virgin forest wood and are free of chemicals, additives, soil, vegetation and other contaminates. Our wood chips meet the standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety commission (CPSC and American Disabilities Act (ADA) for public use playgrounds. Additionally, our wood fiber has been tested to surpass all ASTM requirements including three separate flammability tests.
How long do playground chips last?
Wood chips have a lifespan of several years. They can last 2 to 4 years depending on the product, weather conditions, and extent of use.
Synthetic Playground Grass
Synthetic grass has become one of the preferred safety surfacing products used in playgrounds today. The organic element it brings to a playground makes it look and feel more natural. Our Los Angeles playground turf experts install synthetic grass systems that are IPEMA Certified. It meets and exceeds all industry safety and ADA standards.
Installation of this surfacing begins with approximately 3”-4” of road base. A safety pad is laid on top of the base and secured. The pad ranges in depth from 1”-2 1/2”, depending on the fall height of the playground equipment. The synthetic grass is rolled out over the pad. The seams are glued and taped. The grass is in filled with ¾” of synthetic sand which helps the blades stand straight. The end result is a natural looking safety surface that meets and exceeds all safety surfacing and ADA requirements.
Synthetic grass can be installed as a synthetic grass complete systems or it can be installed OVER existing PIP eliminating the cost of base and pad.
Synthetic grass is a low-maintenance safety surface. A lawn blower or a garden hose can be used to remove debris. We recommend the use of a rake or a power broom for larger areas as needed to make any matted grass blades stand up. Occasion infill will need to be added based on playground use.
Learn more by calling Sun Country Playgrounds at (661) 529-7133 or by contacting us online to schedule a free estimate on on-site inspection.