The Installation Process:
The install process itself is not Rocket Science and any 'hands on' person can do it providing they have the right guidance. We provide that guidance by issuing a comprehensive install manual and by monitoring the process on the actual day of installation.
If you are considering the DIY alternative then we will provide you with the install manual so that you can assess it! If you then feel comfortable that you have the skills necessary, then we can push the ‘GO’ button. We have assisted DIY installs many times and have never failed to have complete success.
Save Big $’s:
With the rising costs of travel, hire cars, airfare’s, insurance, wages, meals etc. you can save BIG when you install your Kangaroo Jumper yourself. Depending on your location in relation to our nearest installer you will always save between $3000 and $5000.
Even if you do not have the staff to DIY, it is often possible to hire on a local landscaper or handyman service and pay them for the Days work, that option still saves you Big $’s.
Still, we are happy to provide an installer at your request.
New Installation vs A Replacement Jumper!
Both situations can be DIY. Each process however, is completely different.
Why do we not use a 20mm rubber edging under the jumper like our competitors?
Perhaps the question should be why does our competitor use it? Well, you would have to ask them! Here is what I know about the hard edge:- When the sand level drops enough to expose the hard edge injuries will occur, it is the sand depth over the hard edge that prevents this and a 20mm rubber mat will not prevent the likelihood of injury. As a matter of fact, after a few years that rubber mat becomes very hard and any cushion effect it might have had is lost. The use of rubber matting serves the exact same purpose as any other covering. Because the sand depth is so important to maintain, the Kangaroo Jumper has a unique ‘Sand depth indicator’ which, at a glance will tell your ground staff where to reconcile the sand. Most of the time we use ‘Builders House Wrap’ to cover the hard edge underneath the Jumper and its use has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with preventing the canvas from wearing at that point of contact. We will vary the material used underneath the Jumper accordingly, if the soil contains a high level of rock or stone.
In the past, competitors have insinuated that our method of using house wrap is not safe (like their 20mm rubber?) – This is a smoke screen! Of interest is that in the USA where there are 4 competitors some mainstream Insurance companies give a discount if you install a Kangaroo Jumper because of our added safety features and track record.
Why do we use Treated Timber Sleepers at the bottom of the trench instead of Polypropylene sheeting like our competitor?
We have vast experience using both methods. Using the polypropylene and steel triangles works in a lot of cases and in many cases it does not! You may have heard of, or seen or experienced a Jumper coming up out of the ground or forming a bubble? When this happens it is usually the result of using the polypropylene and steel triangles method in conditions that warrant the use of Timber Sleepers or a different method altogether! All known methods work but not all methods work in all situations. That’s why we have developed 5 methods to accommodate almost all situations. To say that one method is better than the other is ridiculous, what is required is the right method for the individual conditions. Our first choice is timber sleepers because it gives us a 'Low Profile' result which is a MAJOR safety asset!
Is there an alternative to using sand?
Yes! The use of ‘Pea Gravel’ to cover the hard edge is sometimes used when the Jumper is installed in a high wind area or if the Jumper is situated close to a swimming pool or splash pad. We do not recommend using rubber mulch as often the mulch colour will stain or mark the Jumper surface. The other option is to buy the ‘No Sand Kangaroo Jumper’
Can the Kangaroo Jumper be installed indoors or Outdoor on concrete?
Yes! In fact the Indoor Kangaroo Jumper is extremely popular in the USA where Indoor Family Entertainment businesses are common. Over the years we have developed the install method and other aspects of the Indoor Jumper and the result is an absolute ‘Premium Product’ in all aspects. No other competitor in the world even comes close to having our depth of experience when it comes to the Indoor Jumper or installing on concrete..