Frequently Asked Questions
My turf is synthetic and maintenance free. Why do I need your services?
Why do I need a Gmax every year or ever?
Why does my field has standing water?
Many times the crumb rubber infill becomes hydrophobic and will not allow water to pass through it until the hydrophobicity is broken. This happens when the field is groomed properly on regular intervals, is regularly cleaned and proper infill depths are maintained. When a field is neglected, the sunlight bakes the fibers and surface infill, changing the molecular structure of the particles. When dust, dirt, pollen, skin cells, etc. build up water cannot drain through.
How do I remove standing water or prevent it?
I have a sand and rubber infill mixture. Do I ever need to add sand?
It’s rare that sand ever needs to be added. Typically within the first few years of a new field, the sand migrates to the bottom of the turf fibers and remains there throughout the life of the turf. There are occasions in high use areas (lacrosse goal creases, center strike area, soccer penalty kick mark, batters boxes, etc.) where more sand may need to be added to lessen the abrasiveness and movement of the infill by the athletes. Be careful not to add too much sand and create a hard spot that will show up on the Gmax test.
Do I ever need to disinfect my turf?
Why are my fibers lying over?
Why are small pieces of fiber sticking to my shoes, skin, and equipment?
How long before I have to replace the turf?
This is one of the top questions we receive from customers. The life of your turf depends on the quality of the fiber, the amount of fiber in the turf, the maintenance history and how much sunlight and use your turf gets. Maintaining the turf with regards to infill depth, cleaning, grooming, repairs, etc., will help extend the life of your turf. In some cases, this may be double the turf’s life expectancy. Once turf begins to degrade and break down, it accelerates quickly and in time will become unsafe.