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How To Create an Accelerated Surface Drainage?

You create surface drainage by grading an area so that water collects and flows to a lower elevation away from the site. Regardless of surface characteristics, when it comes to surface drainage, the slope is the most important issue to consider. For efficient drainage, turf or landscaped areas should have a minimum slope of 2 percent. ...
April 28, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Sports Athority, Twin Creeks

Artificial Turf is a Hit Among High School Baseball Teams

Artificial turf is a new hit among baseball players. One high school team in Nevada had artificial turf installed in their baseball field and the players and coach love it. It cost the school a quarter of a million dollars to install the turf. This initial cost will be recouped later on in money they save on maintenance. The coach says that he's wanted to install the artificial turf in the baseball field for years. The main reason they installed the artificial turf is the weather. During the stormy spring season, for example, the team had to spend countless hours waiting for the field to be repaired after rainfall. Now that they have artificial turf installed, they can be playing on the field in as little as an hour after rainfall. The players love it too. The shortstop says that the artificial turf gives the field a uniform surface so that he can anticipate where the ball is going to go and how it will bounce on the field. No more bad hops. Also, when sliding into the base, he says it's like sliding on really nice grass every time. The coach expects the artificial turf field to last 12 to 14 years.   ...
April 1, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Artificial Turf Fields to be Built in Petaluma, CA

Artificial turf fields are on their way to Petaluma, CA. Three artificial turf fields are scheduled to be installed at a Petaluma park. Artificial turf fields will also be installed later at two high schools who are following suit. Parents have expressed their concerns however concerning risk of bacterial infections, heat conduction, the effects of crumb rubber, and increased risk of physical injuries to players. One parent says that her son suffered a staph infection after scraping his elbow at a summer sports camp in Berkeley last summer. Experts say however that there is no elevated risk of bacterial infections as long as the artificial turf sports field is bleached and cleaned properly regularly. They say that bacterial infections are much more likely to occur from exposure to bacteria in locker rooms. Regarding increased risk of physical injury, experts say that there is nothing inherently risky about synthetic turf itself. Rather, what increases the risks is cleat size. Taller cleats are more hazardous than smaller cleats. Officials are currently researching alternatives to crumb rubber. Some possible alternatives are coconut and organic cork. Finally, official say that the increased playing time and lack of maintenance issues they'll face with the artificial turf outweighs any of the negative risks. ...
March 31, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Turf, Backyard, Sports Turf, Football Field, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports, Soccer Field Layout, Soccer Fields

Artificial Turf at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

It seems that artificial turf just can't be held back these days! The benefits for sports fields, for instance, are too great to be ignored or suppressed. It is quickly becoming the standard sports surface material for the most popular sports like soccer and football, but it is also gaining traction for other sports, too. One of them is field hockey. In fact, artificial turf will be installed on a field hockey field that will be played on during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The company producing the artificial turf says that the turf will be durable, very low maintenance, and supply a uniform surface across the entire field, with no ruts or shifting areas, and without requiring intervals between games for maintenance and repairs. This would have been unheard of with natural grass. After the Olympic Games end, the artificial turf surface will continue to yield benefits to the local community, too. It will allure out of town visitors playing on the field in tournaments, who will in turn spend money at local hotels and merchants, boosting the economy. Furthermore, it will encourage physical activity among the populace, and increase camaraderie among people who visit to cheer on their favorite teams as spectators.   ...
March 30, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Backyard, Sports Turf, Backyard Ideas, Sports Athority, High School Sports, Soccer Field Layout, Soccer Fields

Pennsylvania County School Board Votes on Synthetic Turf Field

A school board in Middletown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, are weighing the pros and cons of installing synthetic turf in one of their school's sports field. And synthetic turf seems to be in the lead. The school board will vote this week on whether to move forward with the $1.5 million project.

Because of the field's drainage issues, they are considering synthetic turf. Installing synthetic turf would increase the usability of the field, which with the current natural grass surface can only support 40 events per year. Synthetic turf would support 400, ten times that of natural turf. This increased usability would allow all of the clubs and sports teams to have access to the field and increase student morale.

The investment of a natural turf upgrade would be less initially but over ten years the cost to maintain would be $595,000. Synthetic turf, on the other hand, would cost $1.57 million but would allow the field to be leased out to interested groups, generating income for the entire district, and wouldn't require any maintenance.

Some pointed out in the school board meeting that no matter what materials is installed in the fields the tendency is to let groups use the fields for free, which costs are deducted from taxpayer money.

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March 23, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

School Sells Ad Space on Field Surface to Pay for Synthetic Turf

For many high schools, installing synthetic turf gives their teams a competitive edge. The synthetic turf surface allows them to practice on the field 365 days a year, no matter the weather conditions, and habituates them to playing on a surface material that is quickly becoming the standard material in high school sports. However, installing the synthetic turf in the field can be prohibitively expensive for many high schools.

A high school in Belleville, IL, has taken a novel approach to raising the necessary funds to pay for their new synthetic turf field. The high school has sold ad space on the surface of the field itself to local companies. The field currently has 20 ads displayed in panels in the synthetic turf itself, including a local Chick-Fil-A. Additional funding for the synthetic turf field came from clubs and donations.

The ad panels are currently sold for five-year periods, and when the companies want to remove the ads, all the high school has to do is cut out the turf with the ad display on it and replace it with a synthetic turf that matches the color of the rest of the field, or replace it with a new ad-paneled synthetic turf.

It's a proven effective option of raising money to pay for synthetic turf fields that you may want to propose at your next school board meeting.

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March 20, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Delaware Sports Complex to Be Reinvented With Synthetic Turf

 A whopping twelve synthetic turf fields will be brought to a sports facility, Kent County Regional Sports Complex, in Kent County, Delaware. The entire project will cost $24 million dollars, but the complex is projected to bring in $24 million of revenue to the local community every year once the synthetic turf complex is open to the public.

Specifically, the organizers hope for the synthetic turf field complex to act as a general activity space for sports and non-sports activities alike. By hosting important sports tournaments as well as festivals and music and entertainment alongside, they expect the complex to attract visitors from out of state who will deposit money into the local economy by staying at hotels and eating at local restaurants for days at a time.

Furthermore, the organizers say that maintaining the synthetic turf fields will cost only one-fourth of what it would cost if natural grass were installed in the fields and that playability will be relatively doubled.

The organizers got the idea from a similar synthetic turf complex in Maryland that has been a large source of revenue for the surrounding community and that revenue generation has been increasing by 5% every year. They hope to have the same results with their own synthetic turf complex in Kent County.

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March 17, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Synthetic Turf Field Politics

The controversy around crumb rubber infill continues as a new in-depth piece in the USA Today was published today surveying the political dispute occurring between school synthetic turf sports field superintendents, environmental agencies, and consumer protection agencies.

On the one hand, the Consumer Product Safety commission is being criticized for publishing a headline in 2008 proclaiming that synthetic turf with crumb rubber infills was "OK to install, OK to play on," despite the fact that the tests they had conducted were not conclusive.

Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency has historically supported the use of crumb rubber infills in synthetic turf fieldsd in their effort to recycle old car tires. Due to recent political pressure, they have stated that the safety of such rubbers is not conclusive.

And on the other hand, schools are reticent to allow their turf fields to be tested for fear of negative publicity and having to pay to have their turf fields replaced, which costs more than $1 million, if the tests prove that the fields are harmful to children.

And on still another hand, the Synthetic Turf Council have touted the obvious benefits of synthetic turf, reduced maintenance costs and water savings, etc.

It seems that the debate around synthetic turf crumb rubber infill will just have to continue until conclusive tests have been completed.

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March 16, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Eco Friendly Products, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Artificial Grass Houston, Texas

In Huston city of Taxes state, the new synthetic field for the University of Houston Cougars football team is well on its way to completion. The field is planning to be finished in Aug. 29 just before the opening game with the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners. Artificial turf is a surfacing material that looks like natural grass but has natural and environmental benefits. Artificial grass generally placed in the areas where grass cannot grow, or in areas where water is scared and maintenance is expensive. That is why Houston has the perfect conditions to install artificial grass at their sport stadiums, playgrounds, home yards and patios, and many other surfaces where it is needed. The newest synthetic turf products have been chemically treated to be resistant to ultraviolet rays, and the quality have been improved to be more durable, water resident, more softer, and more natural looking like grass. The Houston Director of Athletics, Mack Rhoades, is expecting the renovations done by the twenty-ninth and is ready to play football. The John O'Quinn field at University of Houston will seat a forty thousand seat stadium and is on schedule and the director is promising to complete the installation of the synthetic field before the first football game. Rhoades mentioned that should it be necessary they will pay the company handling construction for overtime for their field to be finished on time. He said that the fans will notice their new synthetic grass with different shades of green, the effect that will give an impression of recently mowed grass. "It's been a tremendous," the director commented on the project that was started in January of last year." Director of Athletics and the Houston University are grateful and excited to change the future of their game's outcome on their new artificial turf, but they are not the only one historical are excited about this product. The Ford Foundation in 1960s, asked science and industry to develop synthetic playing surfaces for urban spaces. Their mission to advance human achievement hoped and to give children year-round play areas with better play quality and more uses than the traditional fields that were made of concrete or asphalt, of trodden soil of small urban playgrounds. The first synthetic grass, called Chemgrass or better known as AstroTurf, was installed was in 1964. In 1966, artificial turf was first used in professional major-league sports and gained its most famous artificial turf in Houston. Today many of the Houston residence and the sport leagues can purchase synthetic grass at Global Syn-Turf, Inc Company, who are known for the next generation of artificial turf products. They been around since 2009 and has a lovely family oriented staff, who appreciate a new biotechnological product that known for reducing water waste in the desert like areas such as California. As the whole team at Global Syn-Turf,Inc., they care about the environment and they are proud to contribute to the greening of our planet earth. They have lead-free synthetic turf products that are safe for both humans and animals and ideal for residential and commercial landscapes, and pets and sports fields. ...
August 23, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Athority

High School - New Turf Sports Fields

Even though it "feels like"  we were hunting aster eggs a few days ago, our favorite season is almost upon us...  FOOTBALL SEASON!!! Whether  you favor the professional teams or maybe college sports is your thing, to matter where you are you can almost smell and feel the energy brewing!  Now take that feeling and multiply it by 1000.This must be what it is like for the 60+ High Schools across the United States that will be playing their first home game on a new field of synthetic turf.  The list of schools is a "Who's-Who's"  of high school sports and the number of teams is growing by the day! When I sat down to write this blog I soon discovered that it would be an easier task to list those who "DID NOT" install a new athletic sports field this year. And I will add that those schools on the "DID NOT" list were only there  because they are waiting for their own installation of artificial grass to begin! Like I stated, the list of educational institutions is vast, however states like Oregon, Louisiana,California, and West Virginia are but a few of the schools we will be hearing about for the next several months.  Keeping in mind this list only refers to the High Schools using the amazing new playing surface.  There are countless Universities and other venues popping up every single day!  The schools that will have their first pitch, first touchdown, or first point on fake will witness first hand what an impeccable and refined surface they are playing on. A field that was tailor made to fit the needs of an athlete of any kind. There is only on question that comes to mind...what will you do with all of your "newly acquired"  spare time?  Time that you used to spend cleaning up muddy footprints. Well?  I guess, lets go warm up the grill! Say hello to A FEW of the schools and teams that will enjoy their first game on new modern turf that was designed with the player in mind... Mountaineer Stadium, TX University of Idaho, ID Oregon University Nolan Catholic, TX Boys Latin, Maryland Washington High School, Washington DePew, High School, IN Pomona Unified, Pomona, CA Ouachita Christian, Monroe, LA Jupiter High School, Palm Beach, FL ...
July 22, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Grass Installation, Grass Installation, Synthetic Turf Supplier, Faux Grass, Landscaping Business, Water Shortage, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, Stadium, Artificial Grass Installation
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