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Architectural Specifications: Playgrounds
Fortkote EPDM Rubber (Poured-in-Place)

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Fortco Limited Playsafe (Poured-in-Place) is a seamless play area surface consisting of recycled rubber tire granular combined together with polyurethane binder. Top coat is UV-stable EPDM Rubber granules combined with polyurethane binder. All materials are North American manufactured. Designed and installed by Fortco Ltd. to meet and surpass all current CSA standards.

TESTING
Tested in accordance with ASTM F-1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. Playsafe has been tested according to ASTM F-1292, C.S.A. and meeting CPSC standards for playground surfacing and providing a GMAX of less than 200 and a HIC of less than 1000. Playsafe (Poured-in-Place) has been tested to meet all CAN/CSA-Z614-07 Standards on Childrens’ Playspaces and Equipment — a National Standard of Canada.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

1.0 Installer shall have at least five (5) years proven experience in the industry and be approved by product manufacturer;
1.1 Submit 300mm x 300mm product samples in specific color and specified thickness;
1.2 Playsafe safety surface will only be installed when temperatures exceed 10°C. Installation during dry weather conditions is recommended.
1.3 Playsafe will require a minimum of 24-48 hours for curing period.
1.4 Playsafe installed by Fortco Limited. Tel: (416)720-1450, Fax: (905)825-5887. Email: sandro.forte@sympatico.ca.

COLOURS

FORTKOTE COLOURS (U.V. Stable EPDM): Terra Cotta, Brown, Beige, Yellow, Light Grey, Blue, Teal, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Charcoal, Purple, Black.

INSTALLATION – BASE PREPARATION

2.0 Fortco Limited Playsafe can be installed on granular, asphalt or concrete surfaces.
2.1 When using a granular base, a minimum of 30mm to 100mm depth is required, compacted to a 95% proctor density. A water percolation rate of 60 liters/M2/hour. Should the rate be less, a French drain must be installed to provide adequate water flow. A geotextile between the granular base and surface is recommended (terrafix 200R).
2.2 Granular, asphalt or concrete surfaces require a slope of no less than 2% to drain, acknowledging that Playsafe is a water permeable surface.
2.3 Base can be sloped up to 30 degrees within the installation area.

THICKNESS OF POURED-IN-PLACE

3.0 First lift application will be determined by the current CSA Standards for playground surfacing. Thickness of the rubber safety surface can range from 30mm to 100mm (SBR rubber), meeting CSA and ASTM standards for safety surfacing.
3.1 Second lift to be applied at a minimum thickness of 5-8mm, using EPDM rubber granules ranging from 2.5mm to 3.5mm in size.
3.2 Polyurethane binder shall be mixed throughout the entire thickness.
3.3 Bevel is installed at the perimeter of the installation running from the thickness of the surface down to the base. The outside line of the bevel must be clear and follow the designed edge of the installation.

1190 Old Oak Drive, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6M 3K7
Tel: 416-720-1450 Fax: 905-825-5887
Email: sandro.forte@sympatico.ca