An artificial sports surface infill top-up service involves replenishing the infill material within the synthetic turf to maintain proper performance, safety, and aesthetics. Over time, infill can become compacted, displaced, or worn down due to heavy use and weather conditions. This service ensures the surface remains stable, provides proper cushioning, and offers consistent playability.
Here’s what a typical infill top-up service might entail:
Professionals assess the current condition of the artificial sports surface, checking for signs of infill compaction, uneven distribution, or inadequate cushioning.
Infill Material Selection:
The appropriate type and grade of infill material are selected based on the type of sports surface, manufacturer recommendations, and local conditions.
The area is prepared by removing loose debris and evenly distributing the existing infill to create a level base.
The new infill material is spread evenly across the surface using specialised equipment, ensuring consistent coverage and proper depth.
Grooming equipment works the new infill material into the turf fibres and existing infill. This helps to achieve an even distribution and restore the surface’s playability.
After the infill top-up, the surface is inspected to ensure the new infill is adequately distributed and the surface looks and feels uniform.
Benefits of Infill Top-Up:
- Restored Playability: Replenishing the infill helps restore the surface’s cushioning and support, enhancing ball bounce, traction, and shock absorption.
- Safety: Adequate infill contributes to player safety by minimising the risk of impact-related injuries.
- Surface Aesthetics: An infill top-up can improve the appearance of the surface, making it look fresher and more vibrant.
- Longevity: Regularly topping up the infill can extend the lifespan of the artificial sports surface, reducing the need for premature replacement.
- Consistent Performance: Maintaining the appropriate infill level ensures that the surface offers consistent performance characteristics across the playing area.
When considering an infill top-up service, it’s essential to collaborate with experienced professionals knowledgeable about the specific type of infill material and the manufacturer’s recommendations for the artificial sports surface. Properly maintaining the infill contributes to the overall quality and safety of the playing area.