Repairing Synthetic Turf Sports Pitches
6 Mar 2019
Artificial sport surfaces are becoming more and more common in the UK as many organisations choose to resurface old muddy grass pitches with synthetic turf material. These astro turf pitches can be used for a range of sports including football and rugby, and it’s important to look after them so repairing synthetic turf is a common process which is carried out.
Repairing Synthetic Turf
Astro turf pitches are often in need of small or large scale repairs, these are determined by the age of the sports surfacing, the amount of use the facility gets and the type or amount of maintenance that the surface receives. The services carried out when repairing synthetic turf pitches can include seam or joint repairs and new game line markings – often with them being cut into the existing grass. Tears and rips can occur if the surfaces has been damaged by use, seams not quite being installed correctly or just plain old bad luck! They can however, be fixed quickly in lots of cases is the problem is dealt with as soon as possible.
We are specialists in the sports sector and we have a number of options to help you with repairing synthetic turf sports pitches. We can supply artificial grass repair kits which are very effective in repairing synthetic turf surfaces, we can also visit site to assess the damage and to give the client an honest opinion. More serious repairs or reactive maintenance may need to be carried out the pitch is in very bad condition, this could include infill rejuvenation or even a total resurfacing project. As the current man made synthetic grass may be constructed, designed and specified over many different areas and are sizes, only a small amount may need to be repaired. These kits include the backing geo textile material, glue cartridge, 4mm tongue spreader, gloves and a mastic gun and this will enable you to remove the existing grass that needs to be repaired (section only) and replace with new, although the new grass will have to be sourced.
In order to prevent any damage to your synthetic turf sport pitch, it is recommended that you carry out regular proactive maintenance to keep the artificial surface in top condition. Maintenance for synthetic turf sport grass could include drag brushing to remove debris, chemical treatments to prevent contamination from moss and algae, as well as redistributing the sand and rubber infill particles.
If you need any advice or help with repairing synthetic turf sport pitches, please fill in the contact form on the right of this page and one of our team members will get back to you with some helpful information regarding maintenance, costs and quotes. To find out more about what we can offer you, please visit our website at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can find details of all of our sports and play surfacing products and services.
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