In Fill Top Ups
Sand replacement and Surface Repairs are required after some years as even sports surfaces that are regularly maintained can become compacted, in some cases debris can cause problems, and this would result in poor drainage.
Areas which suffer excessive use, ie, penalty spots can after years deteriorate, and the surface may deform, causing poor play conditions. It is essential to keep the infill levels topped up to prevent this, as the insufficient infill will not protect or support the yarn pile satisfactorily. If an infill procedure is not carried out correctly, it could lead to more costly maintenance costs in the future.
Compacted sand and debris are removed using a Power Sweeper, and new sand is then laid, spread and brushed into the carpet, this repair renders the sports surface as good as new and far cheaper than installing a new one. Any vandalism to an artificial sports pitch is on the whole generally easily fixed.
HB Sports Surfaces offer an infill top-up service for sand-in-filled and rubber-in-filled surfaces. Your pitch will return to performance level, and its life span subsequently increased.
Over a long period, a sand or rubber infill system may become too contaminated or too compacted for a corrective maintenance procedure to be fully effective. Drainage may be affected by a congested/contaminated in-fill. The general Play Performance of the artificial sports surface will degenerate. If this is the case, the synthetic sports surface will require an infill replacement which will add a few more years on to the life of the surface.
3G sports surfaces have a rubber crumb in-fill; this can become compacted over time, leaving the top of the yarn unsupported. If this type of compaction does occur the sports surface will be incapable of withstanding intensive play. A de-compaction maintenance procedure would be advisable at this stage. De-compaction would help to release compacted rubber and brushing helps to evenly re-distribute the infill throughout the area.