If you have ever installed a backyard swing set or play structure, then you probably already know that the first step in the installation instructions is about how to level the ground for the playset.
While it may seem like a time-consuming step, it is a critically important one.
Playsets, especially swing sets, need to be placed on level ground because they are large, heavy structures that were designed to be balanced when placed on a level surface. If they are not level, they could lean over time, causing a potentially dangerous scenario as well as an annoying aesthetic.
In some playsets, being out of level could even lead to falling or tipping when children use swings or other moving parts of the play structure.
Leveling the surface may be annoying and time-consuming, but it is important.
How to Level Ground for Playsets
Fortunately, you can create a level base for a playset without having to level the entire structure of the project.
Check Instructions to Level
The first thing you need to do is look at the instructions for the playset.
Most sets sold online or in stores have the ability to adjust some of the beams to account for surfaces that cannot be leveled. You will need to know the difference in the surface level in order to make the appropriate changes, but they are usually possible.
In fact, if you know that you will be working with uneven ground that you cannot reasonably level, then make sure and purchase a playset that is adjustable.
Other Solutions to Level
You can also use Level Dry, either alone or in conjunction with beam adjustments, to level a playset.
Our Level Dry blocks are made of 100% recycled rubber, and are available in a larger size and a smaller size to accommodate support beams ranging from 2×4 to larger 4×6.
They can be used on straight-leg or angle-leg swing sets and are stackable. They can also be held in place with the support of rebar, which provides a steady and level foundation for your playsets, even when your ground is uneven.
Level Dry blocks are the best way to make sure you are working with level ground for your playset.
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