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Many state and federal agencies including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Testing Company, as well as independent laboratories and accredited testing firms, have conducted a variety of studies measuring the shock-absorption of numerous surfaces in relation to falling objects. Consistently, rubber tire chips have proven to be the most shock-absorbent standard safety surface. You can’t afford to settle for anything less than the ultimate in safety: Rubber Mulch.

No. Since smaller tire rubber chips are less likely to retain steel wire, Rubber Mulch chips are half an inch smaller than standard. In addition, all Rubber Mulch chips pass through four state-of-the art magnets, a process which completely removes any residual traces of steel. These extra precautions enable Rubber Mulch to be guaranteed 99.9% steel-free.

No. The vulcanizing process that all tires undergo renders them basically indestructible. Since Rubber Mulch is made of 100% tire rubber, it cannot decompose or crumble.

No. Rubber Mulch holds on to just enough moisture to prevent dust and slipperiness from building up, while draining excess moisture almost instantaneously.

Definitely! Shredded sneakers include bits of leather, which become slippery when wet. Over the course of time, those pieces will rot and decay. Tire rubber, on the other hand, will never decompose.

No. Typical strong winds and rain cannot lift Rubber Mulch chips; they are too heavy to be significantly impacted by the weather.

No. Rubber Mulch is available in many vibrant colors. Match your corporate colors or playground with the color that best suits your play area.No. Rubber Mulch is available in many vibrant colors. Match your corporate colors or playground with the color that best suits your play area.

Colored Rubber Mulch is equally durable and resilient to black rubber mulch. Rubber Mulch is colored with a specially formulated, non-toxic paint for rubber that retains its rich color for as long as high quality house paint, and probably even much longer than that.

Our experts recommend clearing the ground completely of rocks, debris, and stumps. We also suggest complete removal of any old surfacing material. When left on the ground and covered with Rubber Mulch, old materials may continue to rot or attract insects. Additionally, old surface materials may reduce the shock-absorption level of Rubber Mulch by making their way to the surface and mixing with the tire chips. The entire prepared area should be calculated to include a “use” or “fall zone” of 6-8 additional feet around the play equipment. We also recommend surrounding the play area with our 6″ or 8″ rubber curbs which retain the Rubber Mulch, and installing a fabric filter to prevent weed growth under the rubber.

In order to ease the installation process, Rubber Mulch is delivered in bulk form.

All that is required is occasional raking.

No. Rubber Mulch is non-toxic, and colored chips are manufactured using only non-toxic paints. Although Rubber Mulch is unlikely to be swallowed, should it be accidentally ingested, studies have shown that the chips pass straight through the digestive systems of humans and animals. (Maryland Environmental Services, 1994)

No. Unlike wood chips or mulch which can cause staining when exposed to moisture, Rubber Mulch will not stain in any type of weather.

No. Any odor detected at the time of installation will shortly disappear, much the way odor attached to a new shower curtain would. Does the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) approve of Rubber Mulch? Absolutely! DEP policy “strongly promotes the use of recycled products, since it is essential to the long-term success of local and national recycling programs.” The DEP expressed great enthusiasm after touring the Rubber Mulch manufacturing plant in Lakewood, NJ. DEP officials were particularly impressed by Rubber Mulch’s ability to productively recycle non-biodegradable products that would otherwise end up in landfills. Rubber Mulch is not subject to DEP regulations, and has no special requirements upon removal.

No. Tire rubber will not melt until exposed to temperatures of approximately 500°F. Clothing dryers generally operate at temperatures less than 100°F.

In the long run, Rubber Mulch will save you money. After an initial investment that may be slightly more costly than some other surfaces, Rubber Mulch will never need to be replaced for a lifetime. In addition, only a 6 inch depth of rubber mulch is required for maximum safety, as compared to 12 inches of wood mulch.

Yes. Sheds up to 14′ by 44′ are delivered assembled. Sheds that are too high to transport require partial assembly.

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