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Rubberecycle Safety Surfacing

Rubberbond Elevate is the most durable poured-in-place safety surfacing system on the market.

The key element to RubberBond Elevate’s durability is a 1.5″ top wear course that is nearly indestructible to normal wear. This thickened layer of EPDM material is over 3x the industry standard, extending the life of your playground safety surfacing and preventing common issues that result from extended wear. Our loose-fill crumb rubber base keeps the surface softer over time compared to traditional buffings. On impact attentuation tests, our RubberBond Elevate surfacing continues to test far below ASTM standards at an average 400 HIC, even after years and years of use! Our 5″ surfacing system is rated for a standard 12′ fall height across the board. No more variable fall heights, tapered stone bases, and poor drop test results!

Rubberbond Elevate is the most durable poured-in-place safety surfacing system on the market.

This revolutionary hybrid bi-layer system combines the superior safety ratings of a loose-fill system, with the accessibility, durability and design options of a unitary system. RubberBond Elevate features a vibrant, brightly colored EPDM particulate blend that stays colorfast for years. Easily installs over a variety of substrates, saving on costly concrete or asphalt sub-bases.

The key element to RubberBond Elevate’s durability is a 1.5″ top wear course that is nearly indestructible to normal wear. This thickened layer of EPDM material is over 3x the industry standard, extending the life of your playground safety surfacing and preventing common issues that result from extended wear. Our loose-fill crumb rubber base keeps the surface softer over time compared to traditional buffings. On impact attentuation tests, our RubberBond Elevate surfacing continues to test far below ASTM standards at an average 400 HIC, even after years and years of use! Our 5″ surfacing system is rated for a standard 12′ fall height across the board. No more variable fall heights, tapered stone bases, and poor drop test results!

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Our Standard 5″ System

Our RubberBond Elevate system utilizes a 3.5″ loose crumb rubber base fill and 1.5″ EPDM top layer across the entire play area, regardless of CFH (Critical Fall Height).

This means your entire play area will offer maximum protection from child injury. Compared to other systems that taper down protection for areas with ground level play elements, our RubberBond Elevate system is consistently rated for a 12′ fall height at a 5″ depth across the board.

All areas of your play space will be protected with the same great fall test ratings, ensuring that your playground is as safe as possible! Our 5″ system is more durable over time compared to a traditional PIP system that varies depths for different critical fall heights. No more “thickened wear courses”, your whole play area is ready for the job!

Superior Adhesion on Perimeters

Our 1.5″ top cap is rolled down the complete 5″ depth at curbs, posts, and other contact points. This locks the surface into place and prevents separation over time from contraction. A unitary surface should stay unitary for the playground’s lifespan. That’s why Rubberecycle pays extra attention at these common problem spots.

Compared to other systems that pull away from curbs and posts over time, our RubberBond Elevate system provides maximum adhesion and maintains a seamless unitary surface. No more gaps, cracks, or holes in your playground surface. The RubberBond system looks and feels the same as the day it was freshly poured!

Secure Seams Between Colors

Poured-in-place surfacing commonly fails at seams between color changes. Fear not! Rubberecycle has you covered. Our 1.5″ thick top coat allows us to create a keyway at color changes, providing maximum surface area for adhesion from one color to another. 

Our play surfaces are designed with ribbons of color, rather than intricate designs that can cause problems down the line. Each ribbon of color is approximately 1500-2000 sf, dividing the play area into vivid regions for play. Our seamlines stay locked in for the entire lifespan of your play surface, ensuring a smooth unitary surface for play and mobility.

Installation Process

Our experienced team has installed the RubberBond Elevate system at parks across the country. Every part of the process has been perfected to ensure your safety surfacing system lasts for a playground’s lifetime. See how each step prepares your playground site for maximum safety and durability.

Step 1:

Crushed stone is installed at a minimum 4″ depth across the play area to create a solid base layer. Stone is heavily compacted to ensure there are no sink holes or low areas to ensure your surfacing is consistent. Our system can also be installed on other solid and compact bases such as concrete patios.

Step 2:

A 3.5″ layer of loose crumb rubber is poured into the play area and spread evenly throughout. Unlike standard poured-in-place systems, there is no urethane used in the loose base layer. This helps the surface keep its cushioned feel and impact attenuation properties over time.

Step 3:

Our 1.5″ thick layer of EPDM rubber is meticulously mixed with just the right amount of urethane binder before getting installed by our team. Working from the inside of the playground out, approximately 2,000 sf of rubber can be poured in a single day. Hand trowels are used to ensure a perfectly smooth surface everytime.

Step 4:

Perimeter curbs, posts, and other contact points are primed with an additional adhesive to help the EPDM stay secure for years to come. The 1.5″ top cap is rolled down the complete 5″ along the curb, providing superior adhesion that will not seperate over time like traditional PIP.

Rubberecycle FAQs

What makes Rubberecycle different than Standard PIP?

– Rubberecycle uses a 1.5″ top cap of EPDM rubber compared to standard PIP’s 0.5″ top cap. This makes Rubberecycle more resistant to damage over time.

– Rubberecycle uses a loose crumb rubber base layer with no urethane compared to standard PIP’s buffings mixed with urethane. This helps Rubberecycle’s surfacing stay softer over time.

– Rubberecycle uses a unique keyway system between seams compared to standard PIP. This ensures Rubberecycle surfacing stays unitary and free from separation over time.

Is Rubberecycle more expensive than Standard PIP?

Rubberecycle is competitively priced with standard poured-in-place for commercial playground projects. Rubberecycle is a global leader in recycling rubber, keeping the cost of crumb rubber to a minimum. Even with a 3x thicker top coat of EPDM, our pricing compares favorably to standard PIP distributors and brings the added benefits of extra durability and fall protection.

What is the Critical Fall Height (CFH) of Rubberecycle?

Rubberecycle is rated for a 12′ critical fall height (CFH) across the entire play area. Unlike traditional PIP, we do not adjust the depth of our surfacing for high wear course areas. Our 5″ Rubberecycle system ensures that every inch of play space is protected with the same fall protection.

Where is Rubberecycle typically installed?

Rubberecycle is a great safety surfacing solution for high traffic playgrounds such as public parks, schools, churches, pools, and other outdoor play areas who experience high use. 

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Parkreation is proud to exclusively represent Rubberecycle, the highest quality poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing in Illinois and Indiana.

Rubberecycle has solutions for outdoor areas of all scales, from small private daycares to large commercial playground developments. Our customers include public and private schools, churches, park districts and homeowners associations. We have surfacing solutions for them all!

For quotes and pricing information, please contact Parkreation.

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Illinois Office

1-847-419-7744 | illinoisoffice@parkreation.com

27 E. Palatine Rd. Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Indiana Office

1-219-477-1842 | indianaoffice@parkreation.com

204 Leeds Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46383

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