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What is Engineered or Certified Wood Mulch?
Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is wood mulch which may have a similar look and feel to landscape mulch, but it is NOT landscape mulch. EWF or Certified Wood Mulch has been manufactured, or engineered specifically for use as a playground safety surface. playzone mulch to child care centers, schools & churches throughout central Oklahoma - See more at: http://243dirt.com/blogs/#sthash.6OQa1UTz.dpuf EWF is wood mulch which meets ADA, ASTM, CPSC, IPEMA and CSA safety standards Certified Wood Mulch is engineered, tested and certified to be non-flammable, arsenic and lead free, contaminate and saw-dust free (main fire hazard in wood mulch). It is also known as Safety Surfacing for playzones or fall zones Noah's Park & Playgrounds uses local and national suppliers of Engineered and Certified Mulch ONLY. We do not sell landscape mulch.
What is the difference between Engineered and Certified Wood Mulch?
The difference is one is I.P.E.M.A. Certified (International Playground Equipment Manufacturing Association). This means it has been tested and approved for use as playground safety surfacing. Any organization requiring licensing (schools, childcare centers, headstart programs, city parks, etc.) MUST use Certified Wood Mulch for licensing approval. Engineered Wood Mulch, while not I.P.E.M.A. tested and certified, is still manufactured to be free of contaminates and saw-dust-free. EWF can be applied in situations where certification is not required. There is typically a difference in the price between Certified Wood Mulch and EWF Noah's Park and Playgrounds will only sell Certified or Engineered Wood Fiber/Mulch. We do not sell landscape mulch for playground use.
How does the safety surfacing, Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) provide ADA accessibility / compliance on playgrounds?
EWF is not an ADA compliant product by itself EWF creates ADA access when used correctly with ADA access ramps and at proper, recommended fall-height depths. EWF, to be used as an ADA safety surface, must be tamped or compressed down in order to provide a smoother surface for wheelchairs and such.
What is proper 'Fall Height' Depth?
EWF is used to create the critical 'fall height' when applied at correct depth guidelines. Noah's can help you determine your fall height depth per your equipment. Safety Surface compliance depths can also be found in the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Public Safety Handbook
How soon can we get EWF delivered to our site?
Usually within a week or two, depending upon the time of year. Many school districts start ordering EWF around the end of July to have their schools ready by mid August. If you are calling during the month of August, delivery may take a bit longer. Noah's Park and Playgrounds works with local suppliers as well as national suppliers to provide EWF to your location. Our immediate delivery area (from corporate location) is Edmond, OK.
Do you install the EWF or can this be a DIY project our maintenance crews or volunteers could handle?
Noah's can install your EWF, or we can try to arrange a local installer if you are out of state. Wood fiber can be "dropped" at your location for your own maintenance, janitors, or volunteer crews to spread on your playgrounds. Customer Installation of wood fiber is an excellent cost saving option for your district or business, saving hundreds of dollars and time for your community. Volunteers can even install wood fiber with enough rakes, wheel barrows, and if the job is large, use of their own bobcat's to move the mulch around.
Zeager warrants its products to be free from defect in materials and workmanship when received by Zeager's customer.
Zeager further warrants its WoodCarpet system 1, during normal use, to meet ASTM F1292 at an 8 foot fall height when using an 8 inch layer of WoodCarpet or at a 12 foot fall height when using a 12 inch layer of WoodCarpet, and when installed on top of the drainage system specified by Zeager for system 1, for a period of 15 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. Using drainage & wear mats as specified by Zeager is required for warranty coverage.
Zeager further warrants its Bonded WoodCarpet system 7, during normal use, to meet ASTM F1292 at an 8 foot fall height when using a 2 inch layer of Bonded WoodCarept on top of a 6 inch layer of WoodCarpet or at a 10 foot fall height when using a 2 inch layer of Bonded WoodCarpet on top of a 10 inch layer of WoodCarpet, and when installed on top of the drainage system specified by Zeager for system 1 or system 11, for a period of 3 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. Using drainage & wear mats as specified by Zeager is required for warranty coverage.
Zeager further warrants its WoodCarpet system 11, during normal use, to meet ASTM F1292 at a 12 foot fall height when using a 10 inch layer of WoodCarpet, and when installed on top of the drainage system specified by Zeager for system 11, for a period of 20 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. Using drainage & wear mats as specified by Zeager is required for warranty coverage.
Zeager further warrants its foam and pvc WoodCarpet Mat, during normal use, that wear due to ordinary abrasion from pedestrian traffic will not penetrate completely through the wear course of the mat for a period of 5 years from the date of the Zeager invoice.
Zeager further warrants its RecMat system 71, during normal use, to meet ASTM F1292 at a 6 foot fall height when using a 1 inch layer of RecBase underneath, at an 8 foot fall height using a 2 inch layer of RecBase and a 3 inch layer of gravel underneath, and at a 10 foot fall height when using two 1 inch layers of RecBase and a 3 inch layer of gravel underneath, for a period of 10 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. Zeager further warrants its RecMat, during normal use, that wear due to ordinary abrasion from pedestrian traffic will not penetrate completely through the wear course of the surface of the RecMat and that the locking system, when installed according to manufacturers specifications, will ensure the surface remains fixed and functional for a period of 3 years from the date of the Zeager invoice.
Zeager further warrants its RecGrass system 81, during normal use, to meet ASTM F1292 at a 4 foot fall height when using a 1 inch layer of RecBase and a 3 inch layer of gravel underneath, at a 6 foot fall height when using a 2 inch layer of RecBase and a 3 inch layer of gravel underneath, and at an 8 foot fall height when using a 1 inch and a 2 inch layer of RecBase and a 3 inch layer of gravel underneath, for a period of 3 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. Zeager further warrants that its RecGrass color loss will not exceed 15%, based on an acceptable gray scale, and that its tensile strength and pile height will not decrease by more than 50%, for a period of 10 years from the date of the Zeager invoice. This warranty does not cover damage caused by failure to maintain appropriate infill levels where applicable, continued exposure to reflective light from windows and other objects, the use of improper cleaning agents, the exposure to chemicals containing elements from the halogen group (such as chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine), herbicides, pesticides or other inappropriate chemicals. Chemical exposure can also result from run-offs from neighboring properties.
This warranty is valid only if the product(s) are installed and maintained in accordance with Zeagers written specifications and government guidelines using approved materials; has been subjected to normal use for the purpose for which the goods were designed; has not been subject to burns, cuts, vandalism, abuse, misuse, negligence, neglect, acts of God or accident; has not been subjected to addition or substitution of material; and has not been modified, altered, or repaired by persons other than Zeager or its designees in any respect which, in the judgment of Zeager, affects the condition or performance of the product. This warranty does not cover scratches, fading other than on RecGrass, weathering, discoloring other than on RecGrass, biological degradation or normal wear and tear. Bonded WoodCarpet, RecMat and RecGrass used primarily to cover high traffic areas are not covered by this warranty.
Should any failure to conform to this express warranty occur, Zeager shall, upon written notification of the defect, correct such nonconformity, either by repairing the defective product, supplying replacement product, or by refunding the purchase price by issuing a credit to the customer's account, at Zeager's election and within 60 days of the written notification. This shall be the purchaser's sole remedy and Zeager will not be responsible for any consequential damage attributed to the defective product. If Zeager elects to supply replacement product, Zeager shall deliver the replacement product to the site free of charge, but will not be responsible for providing labor or the cost of the removal of the defective product and the installation of any replacement product. If Zeager elects to supply replacement product for its foam WoodCarpet Mat, pvc WoodCarpet Mat, or RecMat, Zeager shall deliver the replacement product to the site, but the customer will be responsible to pay all shipping and handling charges as well as the prorated price of the replacement product, and Zeager will not be responsible for providing labor or the cost of the removal of the defective product and the installation of any replacement product. If Zeager elects to refund the purchase price of its foam WoodCarpet Mat, pvc WoodCarpet Mat, or RecMat, Zeager will refund the prorated purchase price as a credit to the customer's account. In the event of repair or replacement under this warranty, the warranty applicable to the replacement material, repaired product, or replacement product will extend only for the time remaining under the original warranty.
This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, whether express or implied, including by not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. There are no warranties, which extend beyond this warranty. Further, no representation, oral or written, of any Zeager representative may be substituted for the aforedescribed exclusive limited warranty. To the extent permitted by law, Zeager shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, which are expressly excluded from this sale. To make claims under the terms of this warranty, the buyers written statement of claim, along with a copy of the invoice, and supporting photographs and samples, must be sent to Zeager Bros., Inc. 4000 East Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4697 USA. Supporting documentation must be provided to Zeager Bros., Inc. within 10 days of receipt of product or within 10 days of the products failure.
Terms and Conditions
Prices: Subject to change without notice.
Funds: All communications and transactions are in U.S. funds unless otherwise noted.
Split loads: Each truck will unload at only one location. Some trucks can unload at more than one location if this request is made at the time the order is placed with Zeager. Zeager will charge a split drop fee for each additional drop.
Settling: WoodCarpet volume is measured when the truck is loaded. Settling will occur during shipping.
Shipping: Zeager is not responsible for loss or damage in transit when shipped via a common carrier or when shipped via a trucker that Zeager did not contract. When a Zeager contracted trucker is used, Zeager's responsibility ends when the shipping ticket is signed by the person receiving the shipment. It is the customer's responsibility to check quantity. Any shortages, damages, or defects should be noted on the shipping ticket before it is signed. Zeager and its contracted truckers are not responsible for any damages, losses, etc., that may occur if our trucks leave a hard surface to unload. It is not Zeager's responsibility to provide a suitable location for the truck to unload.
Returns: Returns are subject to outbound and return shipping and handling charges, along with payment for used or damaged goods.
Cancellations: Cancellations less than 24 hours before delivery are subject to shipping and handling charges.