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RUBBER MULCH FOR PLAYGROUND SAFETY SURFACE

Rubber mulch is made from recycled tires. These tires are cleaned, shredded, and processed numerous times with the end result being a very attractive and more importantly safe product to use for playground surfacing. Rubber mulch provides the highest impact…

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PLAYGROUND SAFETY AND SUPERVISION

Just because something has been designed to be safe, does not mean that it will be used safely. Children have a tendency to find an alternative use for every object that exists in the world, your pots are drums, grass…

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PLAYGROUND REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Maintaining a commercial playground will dramatically increase it useful life, it does not take much effort and will be a sure way to keep your playground not only looking its best but also being as safe as possible for the…

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EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

One of the easiest ways to incorporate more learning activities into a commercial playground is by paying close attention to the playground panels you select. Playground panels are used to create a barrier around elevated decks on playgrounds. These playground…

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT DESIGN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

The easiest way to determine what type of playground equipment you should be installing is by first looking at the equipment itself. All manufacturers of commercial playground equipment will design equipment with a specific age group in mind. These age…

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HOW TO INSTALL A COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUND – SECTION 1

Most large commercial playgrounds will be installed the same way. This article will provide a brief overview of what the correct procedure is for installing commercial playground units. Keep in mind that specific hardware and mounting applications will differ among…

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT WARRANTY

Every playground company has different terms and lengths for their specific warranties. In general though, your commercial playground warranty should carry a lifetime warranty on all metal components and at least a ten year warranty on all plastic components. Anything…

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BINDERS FOR POURED IN PLACE RUBBER PLAYGROUND SURFACING

When it comes to poured in place rubber, a good binder is everything. You must test your binders before you use them on large applications, and always do a small test sample of the binder prior to installation to make…