The benefits of having an all-weather artificial grass surface are a fantastic asset for schools and clubs as they provide a safe, clean, dry environment to train on during the winter months. However, like all good things it will eventually come to the end of its natural life and therefore resurfacing the pitch with a new 3G surface is a great option.
3G Pitch Resurfacing
A 3G Pitch Resurfacing is a specialist combination of silica sand and rubber crumb infill which gives the perfect playing characteristics for football, rugby and hockey. It is important to understand that different sports want a particular type of turf surface with specific properties, for example rugby needs a longer pile height artificial grass to cushion a fall, while hockey wants the surface to be fast and responsive to play on.
An artificial turf surface will require less maintenance than a natural grass one. However, a routine of regular drag brushing to redistribute the infill, along with preventative moss and algae treatments is important to keep the surface looking pristine.
It is also essential to maintain an annual maintenance plan for the surface. Failure to carry out this regularly could invalidate a venue’s public liability insurance as the field is deemed unfit for purpose. Generally, the pitch should be tested annually for steps 1 to 6 of The 3g Artificial Sports Pitch Resurfacing Contractors, or every three years for step 7 and below. The FA will supply an inspector to carry out the test on-site.