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Surfaces

There are various options for surfacing a playground, recreation area, field, or track. You can choose from loose-fill material, rubber tiles, poured-in-place rubber, artificial turf, or any combination. Falls to the ground are a major cause of injury on the playground and in sports. Find out how to prevent these life-threatening injuries and comply with regulations.

Sep 22, 2015 - 22:28
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It is somewhat of a delicate balancing act between providing enough safety requirements to keep...
Sep 22, 2015 - 22:11
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The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) Board of Directors approved a...
Sep 22, 2015 - 21:27
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When I was a child, the memorable parts of my playground were the tall metal slide, the bank of...
Sep 22, 2015 - 20:40
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There are many ways to think about playground surfacing. Is it accessible and safe, does it drain,...
Jul 22, 2015 - 13:58
A new Ecommerce website features recycled rubber surfacing kits for patch and repair on existing...
May 19, 2015 - 13:54
We all know the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design requires frequent and regular inspection and...
Mar 20, 2015 - 01:00
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Playground drainage is a critical part of keeping playground equipment and surfacing in proper...
Mar 3, 2015 - 13:01
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Jay Beckwith, playground safety expert, suggests rubber safety surfaces increase injuries on the...
Feb 9, 2015 - 15:33
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Many studies have been performed on recycled tire rubber and it's many uses. They are part of the...

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