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Rubberway rubber tree wells are uniquely designed to reduce sidewalk cracking and the risk of trip hazards. The porosity of these rubber tree surrounds creates a healthy environment for the tree and its roots, encouraging deep rooting and reducing root heave. The flexibility of Rubberway tree wells also provides some ‘give' to allow tree roots to move and grow below ground without cracking the surface
Our rubber tree wells are completely customizable. Select from a variety of colors, create your own color blends, or incorporate a logo.
Urban trees improve air quality, cool the air, reduce the urban heat island effect, and beautify cities and communities. Studies have even shown that being around trees improves physical and mental health. With all those benefits, who wouldn't want more trees around? Many cities and communities are working hard to plant new trees and preserve existing ones.
Rubberway tree wells have been installed across the U.S. to protect urban trees and prevent the need for their removal.
For example, our porous, rubber tree wells were installed at a high school which was built among century old oak trees. The trees had cracked and lifted the surrounding cement, creating a safety hazard for the campus. Preserving these large, old oak trees was very important to the school, so when the campus underwent extensive renovation, the school selected Rubberway tree wells to create a safe surface for students while allowing the trees to thrive.
Rubberway tree wells can be installed as a single layer system or as a two-layer system depending on the project objectives and design considerations.
The single layer rubber tree well system consists of 100% recycled rubber in a larger commodity size available in a variety of colors.
The two-layer rubber tree well system consists of a base layer of 100% recycled rubber bits topped with a ‘wear' layer of virgin rubber that is colored all the way through to ensure color fastedness over time. This option generally allows for more customization and a larger variety of color options.
Sub-base requirements vary by region and should be altered accordingly.
Please contact us with the details of your project and we will help ensure you get the right specifications for your needs.
Porous: allows water to penetrate to the root system, reducing root heave and providing storm water management
Sustainable: made from recycled, regional materials
Safe: provides an attractive and safe transition between the existing sidewalk and the tree surround
Aids in Habitat Preservation: reduces the necessity for tree removal
Customizable: in shape, size, color, and design
Easy to Install: simple installation process
Durable and Long Lasting: estimated life cycle of 12+ years
Flexible: resistant to freeze/thaw and cracking
Seamless: no joints or cracks, minor movement of under-strata won’t crack or break the surface
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|Estimated Life Cycle:||12+ years|
|Completion Time:||2000 sq ft/day|
|Recycled Material Content:||66-100%|
|ADA Compliance:||Very Low Vibration|
|Weight:||9 lbs / sq ft|
|Patch Repair:||Almost Invisible|