Time spent on the playground has positive effects on students’ mental wellness, physical health, and academic performance, yet too many playgrounds consist of dark, hot, boring asphalt. This course presents the benefits of low-cost, water-based acrylic coatings to renew and rejuvenate playground surfaces. These solar reflective coatings help protect asphalt and keep it significantly cooler while transforming dull play surfaces into safe, fun, and engaging spaces.
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Summarize playground and schoolyard renovation case studies from a diverse range of U.S. geographies that focus on enhancing asphalt surfaces with environmentally-friendly, water-based coatings.
Discuss the importance of play for physical, mental, and social development and how asphalt coating options can encourage activity on playgrounds through engaging designs and cooler surface temperatures.
Identify the performance benefits and contributions to environmental and human health of water-based, cool pavement coatings for asphalt surfaces.
Describe the considerations and application procedures to ensure the best performance of water-based pavement coatings that protect, cool, and enhance asphalt surfaces.
Kate Emery, GAF , Marketing Manager—Commercial Marketing
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