Artificial Sport Pitches Rejuvenation Maintenance is carried out on synthetic turf MUGAs, STPs, ATPs throughout the UK when basically a build up of moss, algae, slime and mud is apparent on the all weather surface because obviously this build affects the porosity of the drainage.
Artificial grass surfacing whether it be sand dressed, needlepunch, sand filled, water based or rubber filled will suffer problems over time especially if no maintenance is carried out onto the courts. No maintenance will inevitably accelerate the need for a rejuvenation but even when maintained after approx 6-8 years a sand removal and replacement will be needed because the existing infill will become contaminated and the sand particles will become smaller meaning the voids between the infill will reduce and therefore slow down the drainage.
When the drainage slows down it can cause flooding, puddles onto the area which will then be a nice home for moss and algae to grow and from there the contamination makes the sports surfaces become harder. On some types of artificial grass the yarn fibres will then bend over causing these to break and quickly increase the wear on the surface.
As the MUGA or STP flooring becomes hard then the playing performance is lost and affects the playing characteristics for all varied sports including football, tennis, hockey and multi use sports. The ball bounce, deformity and slip resistance is badly affected and could even become a health and safety risk issue.
If you would like further specifications, costs, prices or a quote please visit our website on http://sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/sports/multi-use-games-area/maintenance/ or ring our head office on 01625 445760 who will be able to help with product information.
Within the UK there are many suppliers, contractors and companies who offer the rejuvenation but you need to be careful to make sure that the works carried out are done by an air compressed method and not by a wet power wash system.
The quick reason why to this is that the wet power wash cannot guarantee removing all the contaminated infill as this system can actually drive the algal squidge into the bottom of the sand infilled carpet. At soft surfaces we can offer all aspects of sports maintenance onto astro turf pitches from general drag brushing to full resurfacing projects.