Our team of experts can carry out athletics track repairs for existing surfaces which may have become damaged due to heavy use and weathering. This could happen to polymeric rubber flooring or needlepunch turf, and we can fix problems with either of these. It’s important to have a sports surface in top condition to ensure that it’s safe to use, so we’d recommend checking for damage on a regular basis.
We’d be happy to speak to you about all of the services we offer so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. You can simply fill in the contact form on this page and let us know what you’re looking for. One of our experts will respond with some more information on the process as well as a quote for any work which needs to be done.
Fixing Damaged Track Surfaces
It may be necessary to carry out athletics track repairs if your outdoor sport surface becomes worn out or damaged, these repairs could include fixing joints and seams or filling in areas which may have been damaged by vandalism. The type of athletic track repairs which are carried out depend entirely on the specification of the runway surfacing and the conditions of the facility.
Making sure a regular maintenance plan is put into place for your athletics facility will help to reduce the need to fix damage. This maintenance could include brushing to remove dirt and debris, as well as applying chemical treatments to prevent contamination from moss and algae. As an athletics surfacing contractor, we are able to offer you advice and services to help you clean and maintain your sports facility and keep it in the best possible condition.
Running Tracks Repair Process
Take a look at the video below which shows our team completing a repair project for a polymeric surface. This facility had some areas of damage where the rubber flooring had become worn and developed holes and cracks. We filled in these gaps with a new textured spray coat of EPDM and then applied a new spray coating over the top.
Once the retexturing process was complete, we applied new white line markings to the surface to mark out the individual lanes and improve the overall appearance. After all the work had been done, the facility looked as good as new and had been restored to its original performance qualities.
Flooded Athletics Facilities
If the athletics surfacing is not looked after properly this could lead to the flooring losing its porosity and starting to become flooded which would make the facility unsafe and unsuitable for use. If the surface of the running track does become damaged, it is vital that athletics track repairs are carried out as soon as possible to prevent the damage from becoming worse. Leaving a worn out or damaged athletics track untreated for a long time could mean that the facility needs to be completely resurfaced which will of course be more costly than some simple repair work.
Woodhouse grove school
Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.
When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with.
Banister Primary School
We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Activity For All
Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!
Golborne High School
I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!
Outdoor Athletic Equipment Supplier
Having extra accessories such as sand pit covers for long jump runways can also help to maintain the athletics surfacing and prevent any damage for as long as possible. These are designed to stop dirt from getting into the landing pitwhen it is not in use. There are also other items available such as rakes to keep the sand evenly distributed, and even wheel away covers to protect the area.
For running tracks, you can use a stiff brush to remove debris from the flooring and stop contaminants from getting into the pores. In many cases, leaves or mud from an adjoining field can land on the surface and sink into the pores making them blocked. This is how the facilities become flooded, so it’s important to brush these away before problems occur.
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As experienced contractors we have been offering athletics track repairs throughout the UK for many years. We’ll be able to offer advice on what work may be required for the surfacing and provide an affordable price to complete the repair.
If you need any further information about maintenance for athletics facilities, have a look around the rest of our website and please fill in the contact form if you’d like to send us an enquiry or receive advice about costs and quotes.
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