3 Steps to Prepare for a Concrete Splash Pad Installation


Whether you are a daycare business owner or simply a parent looking to give your kids something fun to occupy their time in the summertime, a concrete splash pad can be an excellent addition to your property. These concreted areas are outfitted with spray nozzles, wading areas, and everything in between to ensure anyone who steps on will have a splashing good time. While the installation of a concrete splash pad is a fairly straightforward process, there are a few things you can do to get prepared to help the project go smoothly. Take a look at these few steps to help you get ready for the concrete splash pad installation on your property. 

1. Prepare the site where the splash pad will go. 

In order to install the splash pad, all obstructions will have to be out of the area. The concrete used for the installation process will probably be delivered by a large ready-mix concrete truck, which means the contractor will have to have plenty of space on your property to work. So go ahead and take the time to do things like:

  • move all outdoor furniture out of the way
  • put away any outdoor toys, such as ride-ons or even swings and outdoor play gyms
  • relocate any pets that may be situated in the area
  • move vehicles out of the way if necessary
  • take down perimeter fencing 

2. Mow the grass in the area. 

If the area where the splash pad will go is covered in grass, it is a good idea to mow the grass down as low as possible a few days before the project is scheduled to begin. There will be a small area of grass removed during installation to give the concrete a stable surface to rest on, so mowing the grass in the area will help out. 

3. Locate any water lines on your property and take note. 

A splash pad is not a splash pad at all without water, which means most of these creations will be hooked up to a water supply on your property. While some splash pads can be connected to water via a garden hose, most are designed with an integrated water system that is connected to the main water lines of your home. Because of this, it is a good idea to locate your water lines and be able to provide the contractor with this information when they arrive. 

If you're ready to install a splash pad or other concrete project, reach out to contractors like Southport Concrete Corp for more information.


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Finishing Our Property

When I first moved into our house, I realized that the place needed a little bit of work. In addition to missing part of the back lawn, there was also an empty RV pad and a missing patio. I thought about what to do, and I realized that the best thing might be to hire a concrete contractor to make things right. After we got settled, we started pricing services. We were able to find an incredible contractor that we knew would do a good job. After he poured the pads, it was amazing to see how much better things looked. Read my blog for ideas on how to finish your property, so that you aren't left looking at an eyesore.