5-a-side Football Pitch Construction with 3G Artificial Turf
We have installed a number of 5-a-side sports pitches across the UK to various schools and sports club facilities. One of our latest projects was a 5-a-side football pitch construction with 3G artificial turf for a primary school in London. The school chose to have a synthetic grass pitch installed as the 3G specification is much easier to look after than natural grass and can be used throughout the whole year, even in wet weather.
5-a-side Football Pitch Construction
This school had an existing natural grass area which wasn’t suitable for use as a sports pitch so they decided to resurface it in 3G artificial turf. The first part of the 5-a-side football pitch construction was to excavate the natural grass surface and prepare the ground for the new pitch to be installed. We ripped up the old grass, leaving a smooth layer of soil beneath which could then be used for the rest of the 5-a-side football pitch construction.
When the ground had been excavated to the right depth, we could then install a soakaway system which aids in drainage, and then a sports sub base. For this type of project, we typically use a dynamic stone sub base which is porous and gives the rest of the pitch a solid and even foundation. The stones are compacted down to make sure that they are locked together and the sub base is completely smooth. After the dynamic sub base has been compacted, a layer of macadam will be applied to give the pitch a durable and long lasting base layer and to create a smooth foundation for the 3G grass carpet to be laid onto.
3G Turf Installation
Once the groundworks had been fully prepared and the sub base had been put down, the next stage of this 5-a-side football pitch construction project was the 3G turf installation. This synthetic grass surface type is popular for football pitches because it’s designed specifically to replicate the performance of natural grass. 3G pitches have a sand and rubber infill layer installed between the synthetic fibres to improve comfort and enhance the playability.
The 3G turf carpet was installed in separate rolls which were then glued together at the edges and the seams to secure them in place. Inlaid line markings were then applied in white, along with the sand and rubber infill which was spread evenly throughout the synthetic fibres.
After the 5-a-side football pitch construction was complete, the primary school had a top quality sports surface which can now be used for training and football matches. The 3G artificial turf will be a long lasting all weather surface which will be able to withstand a lot of heavy use all year round.
If you’d like any further information on 3G synthetic football pitches or any of the other sports facilities we specialise in, please have a look at our website on https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk. To discuss costs and designs for a sports pitch installation, fill in our contact form and we’ll send you over some product sheets and a price quotation for the works.
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