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Sports Facility Maintenance

We carry out sports facility maintenance nationwide and to a high standard, as we are specialists we have a wide amount of knowledge and experience which we have gathered from over the years and this benefits us on each job.

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Maintaining Sport Facilities

Maintaining sport facilities is an important part of keeping sports pitches in good condition. When we install sport pitches, we always suggest and explain to the client about the importance of having a sports facility maintenance schedule and how it can keep your surface in excellent performance condition and extend its life expectancy. We can help design a specific cleaning plan for your sports pitch surfacing to keep it safe and to maintain the playing qualities. There are two types of work that can be carried out; there are proactive and reactive methods. Proactive maintenance is a process you do to prevent damages occurring. You’ll apply reactive maintenance when you need to repair the surface after it has become damaged or worn over time.

The sports that our surfaces are installed for include football, rugby, tennis, netball, basketball and hockey. The surface materials we specialise in are macadam, polymeric, needlepunch, 2G sand dressed turf, 2G sand filled turf and 3G artificial grass. All of the surface types could be used for multi use games areas where numerous activities are played. Each one of these outdoor flooring specifications will require some maintenance, in order to keep it in great condition and performing at a high quality. Not all the surfacing has the same cleaning process carried out, you have to treat each surface individually and have a unique plan.

Make sure you contact us if you need any advice about maintenance for an outdoor activity court or pitch. We offer helpful information on the costs and the work that needs to be done for each surfacing type.

Sport Facility Specs

When it comes to the sports pitch specification, our team are able to alter designs to meet your individual needs. There are various surfacing specs to choose from to play the sports of your choice. Our team can recommend the best specs for you. We will look at your spending budget, the sport you wish to play and the existing area and help you decide on what would be best. Since we are experts in the industry, you will see that there are plenty of specifications to choose from and it is vital that you get professional advice to ensure you will be able to make the most out of your new facility.

We can adjust the specifications to suit your personal preferences. So please get in touch if you wish to speak to our team about the different specs available. We would be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have, so make sure to fill in our contact form now.

Sports Surface Cleaning

When carrying out sports surface cleaning, we always advise that being proactive is better as it can prevent serious damages occurring and you are also keeping on top of it regularly. The types of proactive maintenance for each surfacing type will differ, this is because they have individual performance and surface qualities and different needs.

Preventative cleaning on synthetic surfaces will normally include:

  • Grooming
  • Drag mats
  • Drag brushing
  • Decompaction
  • Deep cleaning
  • Algae treatment

Reactive work done to fix issues with an existing surface includes:

  • Repairs
  • Sports surfacing rejuvenation
  • Resurfacing
  • Upgrading surfacing
  • Additional pitch infill

Our team can complete all of these services to help keep you facility in top condition. It’s important to look after sport surfaces to ensure they are safe for users at all times. You will also want to reduce the costs of large-scale repairs by keeping on top of cleaning and maintenance.

In this video you can see our team carrying out maintenance to a synthetic sport pitch. This process involved removing contaminated sand infill and replacing it with a new clean layer to improve the playing qualities.


Activity Surfacing Maintenance

Macadam surfaces require a low amount of maintenance which is why a lot of schools and educational organisations have them installed. This may be as simple as jet washing and brushing the flooring when needed to remove dirt and contaminants. Polymeric surfacing will need light pressure washing and the facility might need some repairs over time if it suffers from overuse. The needlepunch Multisport synthetic surfacing is commonly installed for activity flooring in schools, and these facilities typically get a lot of use.

Needlepunch turf normally requires a low amount of cleaning, however you should carry out brushing and redistribution of infill regularly. If you don’t look after the pitch it could need more specialist cleaning such as a rejuvenation to replace the infill. Sand dressed and sand filled surfaces normally require more proactive work such as algae treatment and the reactive cleaning may be rejuvenation and drag matting.

3G artificial grass needs much less maintenance than natural grass. However it will normally require drag matting, decompaction, grooming, chemical treatments, infill top ups and resurfacing in the future. For more information on activity surfacing maintenance, make certain to contact our team and we will get back to you right away.

Sports Pitch Rejuvenation

Over time your synthetic turf pitch may become waterlogged or flooded. This can arise due to dirt and debris getting stuck within the pores of the surface. This therefore causes the area to lose its porous properties. This can can cause further problems on the pitch if not dealt with as soon as possible. We carry out sports pitch rejuvenation for your facility to improve the play of the area and restore the permeable qualities.

During a rejuvenation, we will extract the dirty sand and/or rubber infill and replace with new infill. We’ll then distribute the sand across the area which will help to improve the porosity or the facility. We complete rejuvenations at a reasonable price, so please contact us now if you require more information.

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"Just writing to say what a marvellous job your operative did laying the resin bound paving at JLR Preston.

We hadn’t used this product before so were a bit nervous about ensuring it met the exciting standard that we knew JLR would require.

We shouldn’t have worried as the final result was perfect.

On our next JLR we wouldn’t hesitate to contact you again"

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“I would thoroughly recommend using Soft Surfaces. From obtaining a quotation and negotiating a fixed price for my works, through the delivery of the project (around 250m2), to the finished product and the customer after sales service; the company has been exemplary in its' professionalism, punctuality and quality. They delivered my project, on time - as promised - to a perfect finish and to the original budget that had been agreed. They were courteous, polite, considerate, honest and up front to deal with at all times and filled me with confidence throughout. I am extremely happy with my drive and pool surround. I have spent a lot of money renovating my property in every way possible; but the thing that everyone who comes comments on, is the driveway! I would, and have,

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We can provide specialist sports surface cleaning on each surface, some previous problems on artificial surfaces have been compaction, contamination and flooding. This can happen to any type of sports pitch specification when dirt, leaves or litter is left on the surface and not removed. The debris can start to contaminate and this then will block the drainage system. When this happens it will cause the all-weather pitch to flood and stop being porous. When this happens you need to have professionals to carry out the job as it is a big issue. It may even make it worse if you do not fix it quickly.

Please send us your details through our contact form if you’d like more information on these sports facility maintenance services. We’ll get back to you with a price estimate for the work. Also include details of your budget if you have a particular price range in mind.