End of Life Evaluation and Removal of Artificial Turf
Artificial turf fields are built to last, but not forever.
There will eventually come a time when even the highest quality, most durable artificial turf field boasting a double-digit lifespan will reach the end of its useful life.
When you’ve been playing and practicing on the same artificial turf field day in and day out for years and years, it might be time to consider taking a step back and evaluating the overall condition of your field.
Some telltale signs that it might be time to call Turfix to perform an end of life evaluation include:
- Frequently loose inlays that pose tripping hazards
- Splitting and shedding turf fibers
- The color of the field has dulled to a grayish-green hue
- Inlays and lines are significantly more worn than the turf in the body of the field
- A lot of infill on the sides of the field
What’s more important than the appearance, of course, is safety. Over time as infill migrates, displaces, and compacts there is less cushion for an athlete when they fall, which poses a higher risk for injury. And while you might be able to get by with a tired-looking field, you simply can’t put your athletes at risk.
When Turfix performs an end of life evaluation of your artificial turf field, the results will usually yield two options: removal or restoration.
Restoring older artificial turf fields is something we take great pride in having the ability to do at Turfix. Our artificial turf restoration team at Turfix can add years to the life of a field by spending just a few days restoring it back to its former glory.
The objectives of artificial turf restoration are threefold:
- To improve the safety of your surface
- To return turf to as close as its original performance specifications as possible
- To extend the turf’s serviceable life to maximize your investment
But if your artificial turf field has in fact reached the end of its useful life and needs to be removed, Turfix can get the job done and then some. In this new era of artificial turf, new and innovative removal methods allow an artificial turf field’s materials to be reused, repurposed, and even recycled. At Turfix, we use specialized equipment to separate artificial turf components for the reusing, repurposing, and recycling of artificial turf for future projects.
Field owners are encouraged to employ end of life opportunities to reuse, repurpose, and recycle their artificial turf fields. Due to a heightened sense of environmental awareness, many field owners, school boards, and athletic directors are choosing to reuse, repurpose, or recycle their artificial turf fields.
Whether we’re performing simple repairs, planned maintenance, restoring your field, or removing and recycling or repurposing your artificial turf field, Turfix strives to deliver results that exceed expectations. If you have an artificial turf field that has seen better days and is likely due for an end of life evaluation, contact Turfix today!