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How Much Does It Cost To Repair Playground Equipment?

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Playground equipment offers children a place to play individually or together, engage in physical activity, and release some of their energy. Children also develop social skills, imagination, creativity, and physical skills. Safe equipment is essential to all of these activities. Exposure to the elements, heavy use and misuse may all result in the need for repairs to playground equipment.

Why It's Important to Repair Playground Equipment

The repair of play equipment is important for the safety of the children who use these areas. Because children are often unable to identify a safety hazard, they rely upon others to ensure that the equipment they play on is safe. Proper repair of equipment reduces the risk of injuries and accidents and helps extend the lifespan of the playground.

Reasons to Hire a Professional for Playground Equipment Repairs

Playground equipment is typically constructed with commercial grade materials that require specialized knowledge and experience for creating proper repairs. Playgrounds may consist of a variety of equipment, including slides, swings, climbing structures, ropes, tires, merry-go-rounds, monkey bars, climbing walls, basketball hoops, and more. This equipment may be made of wood, steel, stainless steel, PVC, plastics, rubber, asphalt, or a combination of these materials. Professionals know the current safety standards for different types of play areas such as playgrounds for elementary schools and handicapped-accessible play areas. Professionals may have access to replacement parts or be able to make replacement parts using specialty equipment such as welding tools.

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National Average $388
Typical Range $278 - $512
Low End - High End $180 - $750

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Common Repairs for Playground Equipment

Due to the wide variety of types of playground equipment and materials used to construct the equipment, there are many types of repairs that may need to be done to keep the equipment safe and functional. Some of the most common repairs to playground equipment include tightening or replacing bolts and screws, repainting structures, repairing surfaces like asphalt or concrete, replacing cracked parts like swings or slides and removing rusted frames, frayed ropes and splintered wood. The cost of professional repairs to commercial or school yard playground equipment can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the extent of damage and types of repairs required. The average hourly cost to make repairs to playground equipment is $55, which is just the labor fees. Minor repairs such as tightening bolts or screws do not require additional materials unless the parts are corroded and need to be replaced. The materials cost depends upon the type of project that needs to be done. Replacing a single swing may cost $100 to $1,000 or more if the swing is a specialty handicapped accessible swing with extra harnesses. Repainting entire structures with weatherproof paint may cost $2,500 or more, depending on the size of the structure and the structure's height. Using vandal-proof paint may add to the cost of such a project. Repairing asphalt or concrete costs an average of $4 per square foot. Removal of damaged equipment may require specialty hauling and disposal fees for the waste material.

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