Playground surfacing is a fundamental element of playground safety. Injuries incurred on or around the playground accounts for 500,000 doctor visit worthy injuries a year, and 200,000 of those injuries being worthy of a visit to the emergency room according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Using the proper surface material can help minimize and reduce the risk of kids sustaining these sorts of injuries on your playground.
There are many different options when it comes to playground surfaces, other things to think about has it been IPEMA and ADA certified? IPEMA is a certification for playground surfacing that it is “fall safe” established and tested by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The ADA certifies that surfaces are wheel chair friendly or not. Both are vital in whichever material you decide to go with on your playground and both are requirements for our products.
Our experts, with over 20 years of experience in the playground business, have installed all types of surfaces from engineered wood fiber to Poured-in-Place in the Maryland – Washington, D.C. – Virginia area and can answer any of the questions you have. Call us now at (877) 840-0707 for more information about our playground surfacing!