CERTIFIED PLAYGROUND CHIPS
Studies show that more than 200,000 children per year are injured on playgrounds. Three quarters of these injuries are the result of a fall. Head impact injuries have the potential to be life-threatening or life changing. Falling onto a shock-absorbing surface can greatly minimize such risk.
In selecting a surfacing option, the three primary considerations are safety, accessibility and price. The two most common surface options are rubber or organic loose material. Wood products generally have the lowest minimal cost. For instance, playgrounds costing $7,000 to surface in wood chips may cost, at minimum, $25,000 to surface in rubber.
In the past, wood chip surfaces were not easily accessible to the disabled, particularly those using wheelchairs or crutches. With the development of engineered wood fiber (EWF) this problem has been solved. EWF has proven to be a cohesive enough surface to facilitate use for children with wheelchairs and crutches. Unlike regular wood chips or bark mulches, EWF is resilient enough to protect children in case of falls.
- Clean virgin material
- Forms a wheelchair accessible surface
- Certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
- Tested and certified free of heavy metals and hazardous chemicals
Playground Surfacing Installation Instructions