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I can provide experienced answers, options, solutions and personal opinion on almost any topic concerning children`s playgrounds residential or commercial. Including questions on design, construction, maintenance, groundcover, accesiblity and most importantly safety.

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For 23 years owner of custom design and build playground company. Over that time designed and built thousands of residential and commercial play structures.


Certified Safety Inspector and member ASTM committees on playground safety for commercial and residential play areas.

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Recent Answers from Bob Meihaus

2015-09-03 sports:

Need a little more basic info before I can even try to answer this question. What age group, what kind of equipment do you have, any groundcover and what kind and condition, what type of injuries are you

2015-01-01 Playset:

The secrete to a good material roof is the method of how you connect it to your playhouse as much, or more, than the material you choose. Must everyone uses grommets installed in the material to attach

2014-08-04 Cover Concrete Pad:

I would probably not worry about these concrete slabs, unless they protrude up or step down, so that they might be a tripping hazard. They are considered a ground level hard surface and by safety standards

2014-07-05 Child care playground fence for 3-5 year olds:

Mindy, depending on where you live and what you local daycare association requirements are? The 1500 sq. ft. area would be the minimum area required for 20 children at 75sq.ft per child. As for the fence

2014-05-21 playground:

Both ground-covers will require a sufficient boarder to keep the material in the fall area. AS for sand or mulch both have good an bad points. To do sand correctly it should have crushed rock for a base


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