Detailed Laying method

FAQ

 

How much MonsterMulch Bark or Chip do I need?

MonsterMulch or Chip at a depth of 5cm (2”) will give sufficient
protection for a fall of up to 1.4 metres (4’6”). However we
recommend that you use at least 10cm (4”) immediately around
any play equipment to ensure sufficient depth is maintained
in these busy areas. Check our on line calculator for the
recommended amount for your play area in relation to
the fall height of your equipment.

Does MonsterMulch Bark or Chip require
a lot of maintenance?

No, just rake over occasionally to ensure a tidy appearance
and to maintain the correct depth. Dead leaves and other
garden debris can be removed with a hand held blower
without dislodging the chippings.  

What is MonsterMulch Bark and Chip made of?

Recycled tyres MonsterMulch Bark is 100% wire free and Chip is 99.9%.

 

MonsterMulch Bark or Chip expensive?

Initial costs are higher than with bark or wood chip,
however as MonsterMulch  does not rot or decompose it
never needs to be replaced. Unlike bark and chippings
which require regular topping up or replacement
annually to retain their effectiveness as a safety surface.  

Is MonsterMulch Bark and Chip safe?

When compared against other products tested
at similar depths  MonsterMulch offer superior fall protection.
and  conforms to BS EN 71 (part 3), and BS EN 1177,
and are approved as a loose fill safety play surface.
The rubber chips and water based coatings are non-toxic
and if accidentally swallowed, should pass through the
digestive system with no ill effect. 
See what the US Environmental Protection Agency say
http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/tools/cpg/products/playgrnd.htm

How long will it last?

MonsterMulch Bark and Chip are made from recycled vulcanised
tyres and will last for up to 50 years.

Will MonsterMulch Playground Rubber Chippings
stain my childrens clothing ?

No, the colour coating does not wash off and unlike organic
materials will not stain clothing.  Will MonsterMulch be affected
by mould or fungus growth? No, as it is an inert and
hydrophobic material it will not sustain organic
growth such as mould.  

Does MonsterMulch Bark or Chip freeze?

No, MonsterMulch will not freeze and because it does not retain
water at all the area remains useable in all but the most severe
weather conditions.  Will it attract insects? No, MonsterMulch
does not sustain insect life so avoiding the problem of it being
scattered all over your garden by birds and other
visitors on the look out for a meal !

 

Will it attract insects?

No, Rubber Mulch Playground Rubber Chippings does not
sustain insect life so avoiding the problem of it being scattered
all over your garden by birds and other visitors on the
look out for a meal !

 

Bonding Agents ?

To bind 100 Kilos of rubber mulch would require 20 kilos of resin.