All Weather Pitch Sports Surfaces
All-weather pitches are synthetic sports pitches constructed in artificial grass. These sports surfaces can be line marked for multi-use sports so one court can be used for a football pitch, rugby pitch, basketball court, netball court, and hockey pitch. All of the old fashioned astroturf surfaces will eventually be replaced with a new 3G (third-generation) MUGA (multi-use game area).
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Refurbishing All Weather Pitch
The refurbishment of an all-weather surface involves firstly the uplift and removal of the existing Astroturf all-weather pitch. This is done using a Turf Muncher removal machine. The Turf muncher is a machine designed for the rip-up and replacement of synthetic turf all-weather pitch surfaces. Synthetic turf sports pitches and artificial sports surfaces have developed over the years from old astroturf plastic surfacing to innovative 3G sports facilities.
The main issue is the landfill of old astroturf surfacing and this is where the turf muncher separates itself from its competition. The Turf Muncher is able to uplift and remove the synthetic turf, remove the sand and rubber infill from the artificial grass then roll up the surfacing so it can be reused or recycled.
Upgrading Sports Facilities
A sports pitch refurb is an upgrade generally designed and cost because of the ability to create revenue from renting the sports facility out. The refurbishment is upgrading an old astroturf sports surface and refurbishing to a third generation synthetic grass. Upgrading the sports pitch whether it is a football field, rugby field, hockey pitch, netball pitch, basketball pitch or tennis court can be done to fit the customer’s timescales and can be completed to meet the funding, budget and quote. The refurbishment is needed when the existing all-weather pitch has lived its lifespan and the synthetic turf is not meeting the playing characteristics.
Sometimes towards the end of the lifespan of the synthetic astroturf surfacing, you can rejuvenate the surface within a sports maintenance package that will get a few extra years out of the playing surface as the infill is cleaned and any contamination is taken out with the full rejuvenation. The removal of sand infill is usually needed because the fibres and yarn of the artificial grass will be wearing away and if the sand infill isn’t removed then it will be like a beach sports surface.
Installing All Weather Surfacing
Once the synthetic turf is ready to be ripped up, uplifted, removed, recycled, refurbished, upgraded and resurfaced then we can help with the design, planning, quote, price, costs, specification, budget, construction, maintenance, dimensions, size of pitch whether it is an 11 a side football pitch, 7-a-side football court, 5-a-side football area or even help and assistance with the funding of the sports pitch renovation.
Take a look at this video to see a full construction of an all-weather sports surface using 3G synthetic turf for football and rugby.
Another popular choice by councils, architects and leisure centres is to upgrade, clean, resurface tennis courts into MUGAs and multi-use games areas. The reason for this is because an old macadam surface can easily be renovated by cleaning the surface and then overlaying the existing surfacing with synthetic turf or a polymeric surface. Both are fine for tennis playing characteristics and meet other requirements on sports courts like football, mini tennis, basketball and netball. Multi-use games areas are known as multi educational games areas, sports courts, multi-sports arenas, small side footy ball courts and MUGAs.
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Why is My Synthetic All Weather Pitch Holding Water and Flooding?
Synthetic all weather pitches may be holding water and flooding due to lack of maintenance or incorrect maintenance services being carried out.
Many maintenance visits in the UK consist of a tractor pulling a drag brush around and topping up sand to the top of the sports surfacing which people you might be shocked to find out is wrong.
Every artificial sports pitch and synthetic all-weather pitch inevitably will get a build-up of contamination which could be sporns, moss, algae and algal squidge. This build up clogs the infill and makes the surfacing poor draining hence the holding water.
The maintenance contractor needs to remove the contaminated infill or clean this regularly to extend the lifespan of the pitch and not just throw new sand on top of the contaminated infill because this won’t solve any problems whatsoever.
It is inevitable that after 8-10 years you will need to have a sports surfacing rejuvenation which will remove and replace the existing infill making the drainage back to new but without regular maintenance or correct maintenance, this process could be needed in as little as 5 years.
MUGA Pitch Services
We offer a wide range of services including the construction and maintenance of these outdoor games areas. We have worked with many schools, colleges and local leisure centres to install multipurpose facilities which are perfect for many activities. For more information on the all-weather pitch sports surfaces we offer, please fill in our contact form to receive a product sheet and quote today. The costs for this type of project do vary but we would be happy to offer you some helpful advice.