As long jump run up construction specialists, the supply & installation of a run up and sand pit athletics facility is one of our core services. We have carried out these projects all over the UK at a variety of organisations.
Long Jump Run Up Specification
We carry out the full construction of these athletics surfaces which includes excavation of the existing ground, installing a geotextile membrane, mot stone, pcc edges, engineered sub base (open textured porous macadam). Then EPDM rubber surfacing is installed which is also commonly known as polymeric surfacing or tartan surfaces. Long-jump run up tracks and sand pits are used in a lot of schools, nurseries and leisure centres at all locations throughout the UK. The maintenance for these long-jump run up systems is relatively low but you need to try and keep the long jump landing pit sand clean so it is advised to purchase a landing pit cover which most sports equipment companies sell off the shelf. You can also carry out regular maintenance with specialist equipment such as sand pit rakes which help to remove debris from the sand pit and prevent contamination of the sand.
Long jump runway surfaces may be fitted by professionals to ensure the very best end result. To construct a long-jump, the first thing you must do will be the preparation groundworks. The foundation tasks are crucial simply because they aid the rest of the surfacing so they may be carried out appropriately. The previous surface should be excavated to the required level to make a solid sub-base. To help make the substrata secure and effective, the ground surface area will be rolled making it more compact. Specialized PPC edges shall be put around the outside the run-way and also sand pit, and then a geotextile membrane should be put down. Getting a geotextile membrane within the sub base stops weeds developing. A stone sub base will get fitted to create a solid along with porous layer. Macadam will then be added to give the long-jump run-up a smooth and level base. Sand pits are recommended at the end of long jumps, we are able to put in this sort of facility in a choice of models and specifications.
Needlepunch Long Jump Surfacing
There are two unique surface requirements which can be used for athletic runways. Long-jump run-ups may have artificial needlepunch or maybe polymeric rubberized surfacing. Both of these surface area types are permeable therefore fluids will be able to drain through and then to the ground. The needlepunch flooring will be rolled out onto the sub-base and properly secured utilizing glue. The needlepunch materials are woven with each other to develop a strong floor designed for long jumps. Fine sand infill should get spread all through the carpeting to offer good playing qualities. Many schools and leisure facilities get the needlepunch turf put in for long-jump run-ways. As it is a gentle surfacing alternative for young people to utilize. Polymeric rubberized surface types would be the recommended choice for sports clubs. As it’s made use of by a lot of pros and experts. It is a hard surfacing which can be installed in various specs to accommodate every facility.
How to Maintain a Long Jump
If you want your long-jump track to maintain looking its best, regular servicing ought to be performed. To be proactive with the maintenance, a long-jump track cleaning plan ought to be developed. This can prevent significant and costly maintenance becoming needed. It’s important to conduct upkeep depending on the kind of surfacing, it may incorporate brushing and power washing. Carrying this out type of maintenance can get rid of any debris and dirt blocking the water flow system. Appropriate footwear ought to be worn for the surfaces to prevent any kind of damages and also problems happening. House hold detergent and hot water can eliminate surface stains. If any unwanted weeds appear, consequently treatment ought to be put on. If oil products are being used, it can cause surfacing issues so you must ensure these aren’t utilized. If any ice or compacted snow is over the long-jump surfaces, then rubber edge scrappers and then a brush really should be utilized to remove it. Salt and grit must not be utilized as they can create more surface problems. There’s professional de-icers designed for surface types available if you’d like to use them.
We have completed many long-jump pit constructions across the United Kingdom. Once the long-jump run up installation was complete, the final result was a state of the art athletics facility which enables kids to develop their skills and get involved in a different sport. Above is a photo showing the construction of a runway with the sand being installed to the landing pit. To see more of how this project was carried out, take a look at this video here for the construction of long jump runway.
We are experienced sport surfacing installers and we have carried out many jobs like this at various schools and clubs in the UK. If you would like to send us an enquiry or discuss an installation project, please fill in our contact form with as much detail as possible so we can reply back to you with some helpful advice. To find out more about the products and services we have available, visit us at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can see case study examples of our previous work.
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