Elastic Shockpad Layer
Elastic insitu shockpad layers are installed under the installation of artificial grass on sports pitches. A elastic shockpad is a resilient layer between the sub base construction and the sports synthetic surface. The elastic shockpad layer is used to provide a degree of comfort to players and cushioning the impact on joints / muscles. Aswell as the players benefits then it also generally improves the playing characteristics for the sports and prolongs the life of the synthetic turf sports pitch. There are two types of elastic shockpads typically installed beneath sports synthetic surfacing, which are either a insitu rubber shockpad or prefabricated shockpad. Both of these elastic shockpads can be installed onto a dynamic sub base or engineered sub base and below is a photo of a insitu rubber shockpad recently installed.
The photo shows the rubber shockpad which is made up with SBR rubber crumb and binder mixed on site. It can be installed to any depth but generally is installed at 15mm-25mm depth. Replacement of All Weather Pitch shows a video on you tube for a recent project we carried out replacing the synthetic sand filled sports turf with a 3G artificial grass surface onto a newly installed insitu rubber shockpad.
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