An artificial sports surface infill replacement service involves removing the old infill material from the synthetic turf and replacing it with new infill material. Over time, infill can become compacted, contaminated, or worn down, affecting the surface’s performance, safety, and aesthetics. Infill replacement helps restore the surface’s properties and provides a fresh playing environment.
Here’s what a typical infill replacement service might involve:
Professionals assess the condition of the existing infill, looking for signs of compaction, contamination, or inadequate cushioning.
Infill Material Selection:
The appropriate type and grade of new infill material are selected based on the sports surface type, manufacturer recommendations, and local conditions.
Removal of Old Infill:
The old infill material is removed using specialised equipment, such as vacuum systems or mechanised brushes. This step extracts the old infill and contaminants from the turf fibres.
The playing area is prepared by cleaning the base and evenly distributing the turf fibres, creating a clean and level base for the new infill.
The new infill material is spread evenly across the surface using specialised equipment to ensure consistent coverage and depth.
Grooming equipment works the new infill into the turf fibres and creates an even distribution.
After the infill replacement, the surface is inspected to ensure the new infill is distributed correctly and the surface looks and feels uniform.
Benefits of Infill Replacement:
- Restored Playability: Replacing the infill helps restore the surface’s cushioning and support, enhancing ball bounce, traction, and shock absorption.
- Safety: Fresh infill provides better impact protection, reducing the risk of injuries during play.
- Aesthetics: Infilled surfaces with new material look and feel fresher, enhancing the overall appearance.
- Longevity: Regular infill replacement can extend the lifespan of the artificial sports surface, delaying the need for total replacement.
- Consistent Performance: Maintaining proper infill levels ensures the surface offers consistent performance throughout the playing area.
When considering an infill replacement service, it’s essential to work with experienced professionals who understand the specific requirements of the sports surface and the type of infill material being used. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines and using appropriate equipment contribute to the success of the infill replacement process.