Yes, absolutely. GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is 100 percent non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Multiple government and third-party studies have proven that recycled rubber is safe.
You can use our Coverage Calculator (also found in the left column of most pages of the site) to calculate how much Rubber Mulch you will need for your project. If you are using our Rubber Mulch as a Playground Safety Surface, the depth necessary will vary based on the height of your equipment. A 6″ depth is certified for 16′ of Fall Height Protection. Landscaping uses can usually be accomplished using a 2″-3″ depth.
GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is made of 100 percent recycled tires collected and processed by Liberty Tire Recycling, the nation’s leading tire recycler.
No. Usually within 48 hours of installation any odor is gone.
No. Even in areas prone to erosion, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch will not wash out because it is heavier than wood mulch.
Our Color-Lock Guarantee last for 12 years. In many environments, color lasts even longer.
Simply use a leaf blower to remove yard debris.
No. GroundSmart Rubber Mulch does not absorb water, so it will not freeze.
GroundSmart Rubber Mulch keeps soil 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter.
No. GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is colored using a licensed process, which seals the rubber after the color is applied. Children will even stay clean while playing on GroundSmart Rubber Mulch in the rain.
No. Unlike organic mulching materials, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch will not stain clothes or cement.
Yes. A 6-inch layer of GroundSmart Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet – better than all other loose surface materials, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and numerous state and private agencies.
All products in our online store include shipping to any destination within the Continental United States. For orders outside the Continental US, or for orders over 100,000lbs, please contact us for additional information.
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GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is not flammable. Tire chips were tested in 1995 in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act to determine whether this material would be considered “flammable” (a material is considered flammable if it ignites and burns with a self-sustained flame at a rate greater than 0.1 inches per second along its major axis). Per these test results, scrap tire material is considered non-flammable.
If a piece of rubber is swallowed, it should not cause any acute or chronic problems. Short-term issues, such as an upset stomach will be a function of the amount of rubber swallowed. As to the fate of the rubber chips swallowed, they are eventually evacuated from the body, just like any other non-digestible material.
GroundSmart Rubber Mulch meets all of the criteria established by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Please click the following links to read what the United States Environmental Protection Agency has concluded:
Yes. Learn more from this article in LandscapeOnline.
Here are a few examples:
Maryland is conducting studies using rubberized asphalt, rubberized natural grass athletic fields, rubber mulch, and green roofing.
Kentucky is providing matching grant funds for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for athletic fields, playgrounds, and other applications.
Colorado provides incentives for products and projects that use tire-derived materials. So far funds have been used for athletic fields and equine facilities.