Recycled rubber for playgrounds?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lewdo, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Hi Folks. Tried searching for threads for info on recyled rubber material for playgrounds, but couldn't find any. Any info where I can get some in the midwest much appreciated.
  2. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    St. Louis there are grants for this helps me sell it easier.
  3. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    most garden supply centers carry it, im familiar with the popular brand "groundscape" can come in a super sack which is equal to 3 yards. its pricey but it very nice.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Just price it out for my sons playground. Its 24'x36'. I'd like to go 6" deep with it. Its PermaLife SoftStuff.

    According to their brochure I picked up 2k#'s covers 160sqft @ 6" thick. Which means I need 5, 2k# bags and another 1k# bags.

    After pricing it out it came out to be $3,300 dollars.:eek: :eek: :eek:

    If I go to 4" thick I need 3, 2k# bags and another 1k# bag. Pricing that out it gave me 2.1k.

    I thick I'll stick to the playground mulch @ 30/yd. It'll cost less than 500 bucks.
  5. SuperZZZ

    SuperZZZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I know homedepot sells the bag.In my area ford was selling it for i believe 400.00 a yrd but I could be wrong on that price,it was cheaper then bags for quantity tho.Homedepot has red,green and blue i think. good luck
  6. Ravenwood Landscaping

    Ravenwood Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    I was just a lawn and garden show and talking to a supplier of this. They were very adamant that you could put this on a lot thinner than regular mulch because it's heavier and won't move around as much. I thought the price was a little expensive myself ($650/ton) but then I thought about how often I would have to replace it vs. regular mulch and the prices seem to equal out. I figure if the rubber stuff is around for 4-5 years then the prices are equal and I've saved labor every spring. Just my thoughts. Plus you could say you're "green" and become one of those eco-friendly LCO's.
  7. ToroMaster

    ToroMaster LawnSite Member
    from Neenah
    Messages: 53

    if you have a menards in your area they have it for pretty cheap.
  8. shawnlawn

    shawnlawn LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 18

    I sell it for a dealer 25 miles from me. I sell rubberific and nuplay.
  9. shawnlawn

    shawnlawn LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 18

    Can anyone tell me how to post a thread please.
  10. TurfConcepts Inc

    TurfConcepts Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    It's not bad stuff if you don't mind smelling like an old inner tube.

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