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Natural Solutions has helped many school districts and park and recreation departments keep their playgrounds refreshed with either engineered wood fiber or rubber playground chips.  Rubber playground material helps improve playground and play area safety for children of all ages.  Rubber playground material can be the right product for you depending on the circumstances. We provide rubber playground material in the following colors, cedar red, turf green, black onyx, ocean blue, southern cypress, mocha brown and natural black. They tend to be a higher cost but can be cost effective when they are placed in the right area.

RUBBER MATERIAL AS A SAFETY OPTION

When compared with other playground safety surfaces, Rubber Playground Material provides a cushion when a child falls and provides up to 2.5 times more fall height protection than grass, dirt, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch, engineered wood fiber (EWF), rubber tiles or poured in place surfaces. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the use of Rubber Mulch as a playground safety surface.

Playground Rubber Mulch meets the criteria required by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) for certification as a playground or play area safety surface and wheelchair accessibility.

  American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1292-13

  American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1951-99

  American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3012

 

INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

The majority of Natural Solutions’ playground safety surface installations are done by the blower trucks.  When the blower trucks are used, it helps reduce the risk of your play sets getting damaged, the process is fast and efficient and the area stays clean and neat during the install. Natural Solutions number one priority is keeping the playgrounds safe and up to standards.  We have the ability to maintain your playground safety surface from year to year.  If you decide to excavate the area we are the one stop shop that can complete the whole process for you. Natural Solutions will excavate the area, properly install the new equipment, and new safety surface material. 

Annual maintenance programs are encouraged to ensure that playground surfaces are compliant with the ADA (American Disabilities Act), NSC (National Safety Council), USCPSC (United States Consumer Product Safety Commission), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and IPEMA (International Playground Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) Standards.

*Failure to comply with regulations could potentially result in fines and temporary shut down of playgrounds until surfaces are compliant.

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Rubber playground material benefits and features

  Creates safer playgrounds and reduces injury from falls 
  Recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission “CPSC” for use as a playground safety surface
  Inhibits growth of mold and fungi, reducing allergy risk
  IPEMA certified for critical fall height protection (ASTM F1292-13)
  Meets Americans with Disabilities Act “ADA” accessibility standards as playground safety surface (ASTM F1951-99)
  Requires up to 50% less material than engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch
  Does not attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful wood destroying insects/Resists rodent infestation
  Does not float, absorb water, erode or blow away with heavy wind or rain
  100% Recycled Rubber, 99.99% Wire Free and Non-toxic

Safety Monitoring

Natural Solutions has the ability to monitor and test playground surfaces to ensure that surfacing is compliant with the essential categories including; Head Injury Criterion Score (HIC), Maximum G Forces at Impact (Gmax), Velocity at Impact and Calculated Fall Height.

Nationwide Service Offerings

We offer services across the country for multi-location/State daycare facilities, Government contracts, parks & recreation, playground installers and other child care centers that are in need of playground safety surface.

Our Commitment

Our service division has many years of experience in all phases of material placement and equipment installation and our customer focused approach makes us the best choice for your playground needs.
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