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Wood chips, woodchips

Our playground safety woodchips are made from chipped whole trees, then screened to remove irregular material. They're the same kind used by many government agencies, including the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, and municipal organizations like the Montgomery County Public Schools system, in Maryland. The woodchips meet ASTM standards.

Wood chips, woodchipsServices
We deliver and/or install safety woodchips on playgrounds in the Maryland - Washington, DC - Virginia area, with a minimum order of 12 cubic yards. We can drop them on your property for you to put down on your play area, or our team of playground professionals can install them on your playground. We also sell woodchips for pick-up at our facility in Barnesville, Maryland. Sales to go are only done by appointment, so phone us today at (301) 840-0707 to schedule one. Beyond the MD - DC - VA area, we do not handle woodchip orders.

Quantities Available
We deliver and/or install safety woodchips in quantities from 12 cubic yards to 1,000 cubic yards or more. (A single cubic yard covers a 10' x 10' space to a depth of 3 inches.) We have several large vehicles that carry as many safety woodchips as you need. To calculate your woodchips needs, try the chip calculator on the right hand side of this page, or just phone us with your plaground measurements.

If you want to pick up woodchips at our facility in Dickerson, Maryland, you can buy any quantity you want. To make an appointment, phone us today at (301) 840-0707.

In the DC - MD - VA area, our price is $38 per yard for the materials. We can bring them to you and/or install them on your premises for an extra charge. Outside the DC - MD - VA area, we do not sell woodchips, but we can ship engineered wood fiber anywhere in the USA. Please phone us for more information at (877) 840-0707.

Calculate Your
Woodchip Needs!

What are the dimensions of your playground (in feet)?

Length: feet
Width: feet

How many inches of safety woodchips are being added?
(The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends 9 to 12 inches.  For wood rug, allow 3" more, accounting for compacting over time.)

Desired depth:
(in inches)

You need cubic yards.
Note: Each cubic yard covers a space 10' x 10' with 3 inches of material.

Resilient Surfacing
Installation Tips

Resilient surfacing should be placed around stationary playground equipment at a 6 foot or greater radius, more at the end of slides.

Swings need resilient surfacing to a distance of twice the height of the swing beam in front and behind the swing, plus the normal 6 ft at the ends. Example: A swing with an 8 ft high swing beam would need 16 feet clear in front and behind, for a total of 32 feet in the direction of the swing path.

For more information, consult the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Handbook for Playground Safety (.PDF file, opens with Adobe Reader).

commercial playground equipment and swingset parts

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