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PlayBound™ Poured-in-Place 10-Part Specification

1. Product Name

PlayBound™ Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing: Super-7 (when aromatic urethane for the top surface is specified) with a 7-year warranty & Extreme-10 (when aliphatic urethane for the top surface is specified) with a 10-year warranty.

2. Manufacturer

Surface America, Inc.
PO Box 157
Williamsville, NY 14231
(800) 999-0555
(716) 632-8413
Fax: (716) 632-8324
E-mail: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.surfaceamerica.com

3. Product Description

BASIC USE

PlayBound™ Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing is designed for playgrounds.

COMPOSITION & MATERIALS

PlayBound™ Poured-in-Place surfacing is a 2-layer system consisting of a basemat of 100% post-consumer recycled SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) and polyurethane and a top surface consisting of recycled post-industrial EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber and aromatic or aliphatic urethane binder.

The type of playground equipment determines the required basemat thickness, and the basemat thickness may be different at various locations on the playground site. Depending on ASTM F1292 requirements for critical fall height 4’, 5’, 6’, 7’, 8’, 9’ or 10’ (1.2, 1.75, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7, 3.1, or 3.6 m), select basemat thickness from optional thicknesses 1 1/4 “, 1 1/2”, 2”, 2 1/2”, 3”, 3 1/2”, 4”, or 5” (31.75, 38, 51, 64, 76, 89, 102, or 127 mm), respectively. Specify project requirements and coordinate with working drawings.

Typical design edge details include:

• Loose fill poured-in-place crushed stone (contained)

• Loose fill poured-in-place concrete

• Flush poured-in-place

• Overrun poured-in-place

• Saw Cut poured-in-place

BASEMAT THICKNESSES

1 1/4”, 1 1/2”, 2”, 2 1/2”, 3”, 3 1/2”, 4”, 5” (31.75, 38, 51, 64, 76, 89, 102, 127 mm)

TOP SURFACE THICKNESS

Nominal 1/2” (12.7 mm), minimum 3/8” (9.5mm), maximum 5/8” (15.9 mm)

TOP SURFACE COLORS

LIMITATIONS

The following chemicals may cause damage to the playground surface and should be avoided: disinfectants, concentrated chlorine bleach, gasoline, diesel fuel, hydraulic and lubricating oils, acids and organic solvents.

Though not commonly used in water play areas, pool surrounds and similar applications, dissolved minerals and other chemicals (hydrochlorides) may cause surface discoloration over time. This condition, should it occur, is not considered to be a product failure.

A yellowish shading of the top surface will be noticeable when using standard aromatic urethane binder (Super-7 system) to encapsulate some colors of EPDM granules. This characteristic is industry-wide. An aliphatic urethane binder (Extreme-10 system), which does not produce this yellowish shading, is recommended. The specifier should seriously consider its use, especially with the following surface colors: blue, teal, purple, pearl, eggshell and grays. For indoor applications where variable exposure to UV (ultraviolet) light occurs through windows, use of the aliphatic binder is recommended to ensure acceptable long-term aesthetic and visual consistency. Aliphatic binder must be used for water play areas.

4. Technical Data

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

ASTM International

• ASTM D412 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Rubbers and Thermoplastic Elastomers- Tension

• ASTM D624 Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

• ASTM D2047 Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish- Coated Floor Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine

• ASTM D2859 Standard Test Method for Flammability of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials

• ASTM E303 Standard Test Method for Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using the British Pendulum Tester

• ASTM F1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

• ASTM F1951 Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

APPROVALS

PlayBound Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing is certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). Contact manufacturer for information on approvals by major owners, agencies and other industry entities.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

This system makes extensive use of recycled tire rubber as a major component.

PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

• Shock attenuation (ASTM F1292) Gmax - Less than 200

• Head injury criteria - Less than 1000

• Tensile strength (ASTM D412) - 60 psi (413 kPa)

• Tear resistance (ASTM D624) - 140%

• Water permeability - 0.4 gal/yd2/second

• Dry static coefficient of friction (ASTM D2047) - 1.0

• Wet static coefficient of friction (ASTM D2047) - 0.9

• Dry skid resistance (ASTM E303) - 89

• Wet skid resistance (ASTM E303) - 57 Required mix proportions by weight:

• Basemat - 16+% urethane (as ratio: 14% urethane divided by 86% rubber). 14% urethane, 86% rubber (based on entire rubber & urethane mix).

• Top Surface - 22% urethane (ratio: 18% urethane divided by 82% rubber). 18% urethane, 82% rubber (based on entire rubber & urethane mix).

Test reports and additional product information are available upon request.

FIRE PERFORMANCE

Flammability (ASTM D2859) - Pass

5. Installation

PREPARATORY WORK

Store materials protected from exposure to harmful environmental conditions and at a minimum temperature of 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and a maximum temperature of 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).

Install surfacing system when minimum ambient temperature is 40 degrees F (1 degree C) and maximum ambient temperature is 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).

METHODS

Do not proceed with playground surfacing installation until all applicable site work, including substrate preparation, fencing, playground equipment installation and other relevant work, has been completed.

Substrate preparation must be in accordance with surfacing manufacturer’s specification. New asphalt must be fully cured - up to 30 days. New concrete must be fully cured - up to 7 days.

Surface Preparation

Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the substrate perimeter and any adjacent vertical barriers such as playground equipment support legs, curbs or slabs that will contact the surfacing system at the rate of 300 ft2/gal (7.5 m2/L).

Basemat Installation

Using screeds and hand trowels, install the basemat at a consistent density of 29 pounds,

10 ounces per cubic foot (475 kg/m3) to the specified thickness.

Allow basemat to cure for sufficient time so that indentations are not left in the basemat from applicator foot traffic or equipment. Do not allow foot traffic or use of the basemat surface until it is sufficiently cured.

Primer Application

Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the basemat perimeter and any adjacent vertical barriers such as playground equipment support legs, curbs or slabs that will contact the surfacing system at the rate of 300 ft2/gal (7.5 m2/L).

Top Course Installation

Using a hand trowel, install basemat at a consistent density of 58 pounds, 9 ounces per cubic foot (938 kg/m3) to a nominal thickness of 1/2” (12.7 mm).

Allow top course to cure for a minimum of 48 hours. At the end of the minimum curing period, verify that the top course is sufficiently dry and firm to allow foot traffic and use without damage to the surface. Do not allow foot traffic or use of the surface until it is sufficiently cured.

Complete installation recommendations are available from the manufacturer.

PRECAUTIONS

Protect the installed playground surface from damage resulting from subsequent construction activity on the site.

BUILDING CODES

Current data on product compliance may be obtained from the manufacturer’s technical support specialists.

6. Availability & Cost

AVAILABILITY

PlayBound Poured-in-Place Surfacing System is available through Surface America, Inc. Contact Surface America, Inc., for more information.

COST

Budget installed cost information may be obtained from Surface America, Inc.

7. Warranty

The standard warranty period is 7 years from date of completion of work when aromatic urethane is specified (Super-7 system). 10 years from date of completion of work when aliphatic urethane is specified (Extreme-10 system). 2 years from date of completion of work when surface is in water play areas, pool surrounds or similar applications.  Contact Surface America, Inc. for more information on warranty terms.

8. Maintenance

Hose off entire playground surface to remove food, drink, sand, dirt and loose debris. A pressure washer may be used, but do not exceed 1500 psi (10 MPa) pressure or place nozzle closer than 12” (305 mm) to surface. While surface is still damp, apply a mild household or commercial cleaner to a small area using a sprayer. Scrub using a medium bristle brush. Repeat as necessary on heavily stained areas. Once entire surface has been cleaned, rinse using a garden hose with spray nozzle attachment. Complete maintenance recommendations are available from the manufacturer.

9. Technical Services

Surface America, Inc., works closely with the contractor to ensure the site is prepared and the installation is on schedule. For technical assistance, contact Surface America, Inc.

10. Filing System

Additional product information is available from Surface America, Inc., upon request.

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