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how deep should playground mulch be 

Every year, more than 200,000 children in the U.S. are treated in an emergency room for playground-related injuries . Many of these trips to the ER could be avoided by installing protective surfacing at the right depth and thickness. The surface under and around play equipment is a crucial factor in reducing the risk of injury, especially life-threatening accidents.

Recreation surfacing such as mulch, synthetic grass and indoor carpet makes any play area safer . But the material needs to be thick and deep enough to absorb shock and provide enhanced protection against falls and tumbles.

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Playgrounds are an essential part of any school, daycare or community. They encourage social, cognitive and physical development and create lasting memories in a child’s life. That’s why it’s critical for a playground to be safe and accessible for children of all levels and abilities.

Falling causes almost 70% of playground injuries , according to the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS). While falls are unavoidable, serious injuries can be prevented by adhering to playground fall zone requirements.

Not sure what the fall zone of a playground is? Zeager Bros., Inc. is at your service. We’ll explain playground fall …