Playground Fall Areas
Fall zone areas for playground equipment are designed to absorb the shock of a fall from a playset or swingset. They also serve to designate the play area of the backyard from the rest of the yard. These fall areas are usually bordered with plastic or wood landscape timbers and filled with products such as pea gravel, engineered wood fiber, or rubber mulch. The potential fall height from play equipment has a lot to with material choice and depth of fill material. The Consumer Product Safety Commission a chart outlining each product and it's critical fall height shock absorption value. See this chart and other important playground safety information at: CPSC Public Playground Safety Handbook
We only sell and install plastic borders. These types of borders are engineered specifically for fall areas and can contain a large volume of fill material. They are secured together with large stakes that anchor almost 24" into the ground. Plastic borders can be resold when the family playset is dismantled and the fall area is removed. These plastic borders could potentially be repurposed for 20-30 years for several families. They can also be used for raised gardens, sandboxes, a turtle run or more.