TigerTurf can prolong synthetic turf surface’s lifespan and protect the investment. Their dedicated maintenance team can groom the artificial grass, spray the synthetic grass surface to prevent moss and other fungal growth. They can check all seams and offer advice on other turf-related issues.
Artificial turf specialists TigerTurf believes while there is no definitive answer as to when a pitch should be resurfaced, there are a number of factors that will indicate it is time. Once the pitch has reached this stage performance levels, such as ball roll and player safety, it may be compromised.
TigerTurf designs, manufactures, installs and maintains durable, high performance synthetic sports turf. The first and most obvious thing to consider is how regularly the surface is used. As a standard rule and based on correct usage and maintenance, these types of surfaces will need replacing around every 10-15 years. Regular professional maintenance will extend the life of the synthetic playing surface. A well-maintained TigerTurf sports surface can out-perform and outlast a neglected area by up to 25%.
Therefore, after a decade of sustained usage, it may be worth thinking about when to get your pitch resurfaced. For this, the quality of the sub base and shockpad is critical. If they are both in good working order, it may only be the carpet that needs replacing.
Another factor to think about is the time of year and the associated weather conditions. Artificial pitches can be installed all year round. However, it is not recommended to resurface if it is less than 5 degrees outside. Some types of surfaces are more flexible, but it is also recommended to avoid extremely wet weather.
Other visual telltale signs are worn away or dull patches of ground. To reduce this, it is vital to encourage players to use the pitch as evenly as possible. In addition, other aspects to look out for include splitting seams and shedding fiber, which can occur if a pitch is poorly maintained. Not only does this make the facility look less appealing, it can also be a tripping hazard. Displaced infill can also gather at the edges of the field over time, which may result in water failing to drain away properly and reduced shock absorbency.
Before re-surfacing an artificial turf it is important to look at not just the condition of the surface but to take into account the requirements of the pitch, the standards of the game and board and other local authorities who may have a say in making these changes.
TigerTurf manufactures and installs high quality products for a range of sports, leisure and landscape applications. They are committed to providing expert knowledge and advice on synthetic turf products and systems, along with exceptional customer service before, during and after the installation.