Architectural Specifications: Waterparks (Poured-in-Place)
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Fortco Limited Fortkote (Poured-in-Place) is a
seamless aquatic rubber play surface consisting of UV-stable EPDM rubber granules combined together with a highly
sophisticated polyurethane binder. Designed and installed exclusively by Fortco Ltd. to meet and surpass all current
Tested in accordance to ASTM F-1292 Standard Specification for Impact
Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. Fortkote 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. Fortkote (Poured-in-Place) has been tested to meet all CAN/CSA-Z614-07 Standards on
Childrens’ Playspaces and Equipment — a National Standard of Canada.
||Installer shall have at least five (5) years proven experience in the industry and be approved
by product manufacturer.|
||Submit 300mm x 300mm product samples in specific colour and specified thickness.|
||Fortkote safety surface will only be installed when temperatures exceed 10°C. Installation during
dry weather conditions is recommended.|
||Fortkote will require a minimum of 24-48 hours for curing period.|
||Fortkote installed by Fortco Limited. Tel: (416)720-1450, Fax: (905)825-5887. Email:
FORTKOTE COLOURS (U.V. Stable EPDM): Terra Cotta , Brown, Beige, Yellow, Light Grey, Blue,
Teal, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Charcoal, Purple, Black.
MULTI-SPECKLE: Combination of the above Fortkote colours at a 10%, 20%, 50% ratio, enabling client
to design their own custom colours. Custom logo and graphics available.
INSTALLATION – BASE PREPARATION
||Fortco Limited Fortkote can be installed on asphalt or concrete
||A water percolation rate of 60 liters/M2/hour.|
||Asphalt or concrete surfaces require a slope of no less than 2% to drain, acknowledging that
Fortkote is a water permeable surface.|
|2.3||Base can be sloped up to 30 degrees within the installation area.|
THICKNESS OF POURED-IN-PLACE
||Fortkote will be applied at a minimum thickness of 5-8mm, using UV-stable EPDM
rubber granules ranging from 2.5mm to 3.5mm in size.|
||Polyurethane binder shall be mixed throughout the entire thickness.|
||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.|
It should be noted
that EPDM coloured surface will appear to have a yellow tinge to the finish after
installation. This is caused by the reaction of the MDI Urethane resin coating on the
rubber granules when in contact with ultraviolet light. This is a short term reaction
until the natural effects of fading occur as the curing process proceeds. This process
of "burning back" to the natural colour occurs more quickly with outside
surfaces, taking approximately 14 days in direct sunlight.