Artificial Turf Designed for Optimal Drainage
The construction of artificial turf has advanced significantly during the last three decades, and one specific feature that has stood out amid all the new artificial turf technology is drainage.
Poor drainage is one of the most common problems with lawns and natural grass sports fields. Wet spots are a nuisance and an eyesore. Grass will die if it’s underwater for too long. You can’t mow over wet areas. Everyone tracks mud into the house. If the soggy area is close to your house it can cause your basement to flood. Standing water can be a health hazard, harboring mosquito larvae and other pests. Not to mention wet fields are not good for the safety or performance of the athletes playing on them.
The solution: artificial turf.
With artificial turf, you don’t have to worry about standing water, mud, or drainage issues because artificial turf is designed for optimal drainage.
Artificial turf lawns and athletic fields have superior drainage capabilities that quickly whisk water away. In the Midwest where there are long seasons of heavy snow and rain, the drainage technology present in modern artificial turf limits any downtime spent waiting for the wet weather to pass.
In addition to limiting downtime, it can limit spending. It can be expensive to reseed and bring life back into a damaged lawn. Bald patches and flooded zones are expensive issues to solve—especially on high use athletic fields.
Whether artificial turf is being installed on an athletic field or on a residential lawn, water management is extremely important. That’s why Turfix installs artificial turf that has a 100% permeable, non-absorbent backing. It drains 10 times faster than real grass and at more than 250 inches per hour with no water backup.
Contact Turfix today if you have any questions or to request a free quote—we’d love to hear from you!