If you are a confident DIY-er or have experience in laying surfacing, then DIY Rubber Mulch Resin Bound Surfacing is for you!
Rubber mulch is a surfacing product made from recycled vehicle tyres by shredding the tyres into varying depths and lengths. These are then polyurethane coloured to make a fantastic recycled rubber surfacing product.
One of the key benefits of using Safer Surfacing recycled rubber mulch as a resin bound material is the amount of surface preparation required is minimal.
Safer Surfacing rubber mulch can be applied over almost any surface including flagstones, concrete, tarmac, MOT type 1 and grass.
When applying over grass we simply mark out the area to be covered, cut the grass very short and then apply a weed killer to the area. We then lay a weed suppressant membrane and then lay the mulch directly over it.
This typically laid to a depth of 40mm upwards, depending on any critical fall height requirements.
We advise creating a ‘V’ channel around the perimeter when laying Safer Surfacing resin bound surface so that the mulch can be laid into the ‘V’. A safe edge is then created as there is no trip area.
You will need a mixer, a Barron or paddle mixer works well. Resin needs to be added at an 18% ratio (0.18kg of resin for every 1kg of mulch). Mix the resin and mulch until the mulch looks evenly coated. Pour the mixed batch into a container.
Pour roughly into place over your prepared base. Spread the mulch mixture using a wooden batten, then float into position with a steel float.
You have approximately 40 minutes to work the material before it will start to cure. The material will be touch dry in 4-6 hours and should be fully cured in 24-48 hours (depending on temperature and humidity).
You should take care not to let the resin touch the skin or clothing as it will leave a black stain. Wear gloves and overalls whilst mixing and laying. Always mix in a well-ventilated area.
When the resin bound rubber has cured it is inert and non-toxic and will not stain.
We are always happy to help with any questions about any of our surfacing products – just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0151 357 1391.