What is synthetic turf?
Synthetic turf is designed to simulate the appearance and function of natural grass. This all-weather playing field allows for year-round use, low maintenance, and colors that replicate local grass.
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What is infill?
Infill is a bulk product that is spread into the turf fibers to help the blades stand up. Infill also provides substantial cushioning and support to the synthetic turf field. Infill options can be found here.
How does synthetic turf impact the environment?
Synthetic turf has a significant, positive impact on our environment in a variety of ways. Nearly 8 billion gallons of water are conserved annually throughout the United States because of the use of synthetic fields. Some municipalities are even offering tax credits for the water conservation. Millions of pounds of harmful pesticides and fertilizers are eliminated and the reduction of noxious emissions from mowers are less with the installation of synthetic turf.
Are synthetic fields safe?
Yes. The turf options R.A.D. Sports offers are all produced without lead. The infills have been scientifically examined and proven to be safe for people of all ages.
How long do turf fields last?
The average lifespan of a synthetic turf field is 8-10 years, but this can vary depending on the usage and maintenance of the field.
What is the cost savings of synthetic turf fields vs. natural turf fields?
While the initial cost of a synthetic turf field is higher, the field typically pays for itself in 3-4 years. Synthetic turf fields can endure longer, harder usage, require less maintenance, and may also be used as rental revenue, making them a wise and cost-effective investment.
Does synthetic turf fade?
Synthetic turf has a built-in UV protection solution that maintains color even under constant, direct sunlight. Any fading will be so slight that it will be undetectable to the human eye.
What maintenance is required for a synthetic turf field?
The maintenance is much less time and money than a natural turf field, but there are specific guidelines for frequency and techniques. R.A.D. Sports provides all of these services. Check out our turf maintenance services here.
How is synthetic turf disposed?
The turf we remove from existing fields is cut into pieces and shipped off to be recycled.