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Statistics indicate that nearly 70 percent of all playground injuries are related to falls onto the surface. Playground safety experts highly recommend the use of various loose-fill surface materials to reduce the risk of injuries

Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is the most popular choice for playground surfacing because of its protective qualities and lower cost (than other playground safety surfaces). EWF gives your playground an attractive, natural, and clean appearance. Once installed and settled, EWF forms a surface that properly cushions falls, but is also firm enough for wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Applied Landscape Materials Engineered Wood Fiber is 100% virgin wood. A product that looks similar in appearance to landscaping mulch; however, EWF products are designed for use as a playground safety surface under and around playground equipment. EWF products should meet the specifications in ASTM F2075 and ASTM F1292.

Applied Landscapes Materials’ fast and cost effective process allows for EWF installation in areas perceived to be inaccessible. Our automated installation equipment can install EWF up to 275 feet away from the vehicle. We routinely supply and install certified playground fiber to daycare centers, schools, parks, and municipalities. Blowing in material is the most logical choice as fences or courtyards do not allow the use of other traditional equipment.

Routinely installing playground fiber in playground areas provides visual and protective benefits. The most obvious benefit of having adequate levels of certified fiber is that it makes the play area safer. Every year, children are seriously hurt by falls. Our certified playground fiber can help protect children and provide a safer play environment.

Applied Landscape Materials Playground Engineered Wood Fiber meets or exceeds the requirements outlined in ASTM F2075, ASTM F1292, and ASTM F1951 specifications. Click on this link to view our independent laboratory test results.

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Our minimum order is currently 40 cubic yards for residential locations. Need less than 40 cubic yards? We can still deliver! All job sites (commercial and residential) must be semi-truck accessible.

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Playground fiber installations under playground equipment must have a compacted minimum depth of 12 inches, according to ASTM standards for loose fill playground fall material. The actual amount of fiber required for a specific playground area will be determined by area size, equipment height, and location of depth markers indicated on the playground equipment.

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