Elastic Shockpad Layer
Elastic insitu shockpad layers are installed under the installation of artificial grass on sports pitches. An elastic shockpad is a resilient layer between the sub-base construction and the sports synthetic surface. This layer is used to provide a degree of comfort to players and cushioning the impact on joints/muscles. As well as the player’s benefits then it also generally improves the playing characteristics for the sports and prolongs the life of the synthetic turf sports pitch.
Sports Pitch Shockpads
There are two types of elastic shockpads typically installed beneath sports synthetic surfacing. These are either in situ rubber shockpad or prefabricated sports pitch shockpads. The one chosen for a project depends on many factors. This can include the surface we are installing, what it will be used for and also the area size. Both of these elastic base surfaces can be installed onto a dynamic sub-base or engineered sub base and below is a photo of an in situ rubber shock pad recently installed.
Elastic Shockpad Layer
The photo shows the rubber shockpad which is made up of SBR rubber crumb and binder mixed on-site. It can be installed to any depth but generally is installed at 15mm-25mm depth. We install many sports pitches with these shock-absorbing base layers at clubs and schools. The rubber helps to absorb impact making for a more comfortable playing experience. It is a lot softer on joints when running around the pitch compared with a hard tarmac base.
Outdoor Sport Surface Installers
Our team have completed many projects throughout the UK for various clients. We specialise in the installation of sports facilities and recreational areas. Many of our synthetic turf products require a rubber shockpad underneath for safety and better comfort for players. If a 3G pitch is going to be used for playing rugby, you need to have a shock-absorbent layer for safety. Other services that we commonly offer include:
- Construction of synthetic football pitches
- Installing multi-use games areas
- Maintenance of sporting facilities
- Replacement of existing surfaces
Below you can see a video for a project we carried out replacing the synthetic sand filled sports turf. We did this with a 3G artificial grass surface on top of a newly installed in situ rubber shockpad:
Our team can provide these products along with the full construction of a range of outdoor sports surfaces throughout the UK. The designs are customisable to suit various budgets and sizing requirements for each client. Over the years we have worked with several schools, colleges and local councils to create these facilities. We are committed to providing safe and long-lasting sports flooring for a range of uses and have carried out many successful projects.
If you require any more information about shockpads like case studies, product sheets etc then please contact us. We are able to provide quotes for a range of projects if you need an idea of prices. You can get in touch through the contact form on this page and our experts will be happy to help.