Outsiders Landscaping and Turf is a service-oriented company that can provide the best possible solution for all of your synthetic turf cleaning and turf maintenance needs.
Research has shown that proper maintenance of synthetic surfaces will not only keep your field in top condition, but will extend the life span of your field by many years. This extended life of the field essentially pays for the service plan.
Outsiders Landscaping and Turf will work with your grounds department and establish the best recommendations and practices that will deliver these objectives.
Our Turf Services are a comprehensive 4 step approach:
Gmax Testing (which is a safety requirement)
Disinfection of the turf includes a treatment for infectious germs and bacteria such as mold, fungi, staph, algae, and MRSA ( methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ).
How do The Outsiders maintain your synthetic turf?
Annual de-compaction reverses the effect that continuous foot traffic has on the infill loft. This loft is what cushions falls, holds blades upright, provides ultimate traction and speeds draining. The Outsiders uses a process that shatters the compacted material by laterally shaking the infill. It lifts the infill, in turn holding the fiber more upright.
Rotary Brush & Vacuum Cleaning / Metal Extraction
Vacuuming removes foreign material from the fiber and infill. It improves the playability of the artificial turf, the drainage of the turf, and of course the appearance of the turf. The rotary brush lifts the broken fibers, leaves, papers and other foreign matter out of the turf and into a hopper so that it can be hauled offsite. In addition to the power sweep a high powered magnet is pulled across the surface to extract ferrous metals.
Infill Leveling & Turf Grooming
Infill leveling redistributes the infill that is moved by concentrated play and migration. Grooming also moves the pile upright to help with traction and cushioning as well as improving drainage and reducing fiber wear.
Gmax measures the shock attenuation of sports surfaces. The higher the Gmax value, the less absorption of force by the playing surface and the greater the magnitude of impact on the athlete. The Synthetic Turf Council recommends a maximum Gmax of 165 and an annual testing of stadium fields.
At 10 designated test points, a 20 lb. missile is dropped from 24 inches three times. The average Gmax value of the second and third drops are recorded and reported along with the infill depth and turf temperature at each location. The testing is conducted in compliance with the American Society for Testing and Materials standards - www.astm.org
Gmax testing results show areas of concern. Gmax values over 165 indicate maintenance, repair or replacement is advised. ASTM specifications state that if values equal 200 or greater the field should be taken out of use until it can be brought into compliance.