What To Consider When Installing Artificial Grass Fields?
Artificial grass fields are becoming widespread and have a broad array of usage areas nowadays. From the backyard of your homes to the professional competition fields, synthetic turf and derivatives are used commonly.
There are certain steps that need to be taken before, during, and after the construction of the artificial grass. So let’s have a look at what to consider when installing artificial grass fields?
Before you construct your field, you should have a purpose to build it and the requirements that you need. You should choose your location, adjust your budget and select your turf type accordingly.
- Purpose and Requirements
Purpose and Requirements
You should define your main purpose of installing artificial grass. You should ask the question of “What will you do with the field” in order to identify your purpose. Defining your purpose will lead you all other factors such as requirements, location, budget, and type of grass to install.
The answer to “Who and how often will you use the field” will determine your requirements. Also “is it going to be an indoor sports field” and “are you going to provide fences” are other questions that you need to answer before identifying your requirements.
The selection of the location may come before or after your reasons and requirements. I mean, if you have already a specied area, you may adjust your reasons and requirements accordingly. But if you want to build a sports field for a certain purpose, then you can choose a location suitable with your reasons and requirements.
How much can you spend is the answer to your budget. Do you already have the funds, or will you need to take out a loan? Is this an investment project in which you will get what you give or just for leisure?
Knowing your purpose and requirements, installing area and available budget will lead you to the grass type that you should choose for your project.
This phase begins with finding the right contractor. If the contractor outsources the product then you should check the supplier. In order to find the right contractor, you need to check the customer feedback, expertise, reputation, and previous projects that the company accomplished. Check the warranties that the contractor offers. Poorly constructed fields will cause bumps or slumps which can lead to injuries and make it impossible to use the field again. So finding the right contractor is essential in building a long-term durable field.
After finding the right contractor, the construction, and project management phase begins. You should be able to communicate with the contractor all the time. You should have some deadlines and milestones to check the progress and divide your budget according to the accomplishment of each phase.
In this phase, maintenance of the field should be considered. The contractor should offer a guarantee period as well as a maintenance plan. Artificial grass needs maintenance in order to provide optimal performance and safety. You can get a maintenance plan from your contractor and implement the plan carefully. In some certain periods, like monthly, six months or yearly contractor or vendor that the contractor refers, should check the field and provide the needed maintenance.
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