Athletics landing sand pit mowing strips do have a standard dimension and surface, but these can be designed to suit most types of specifications and designs and these can cover most types of budget / cost requirements. The normal or standard specification and construction of a sand pit mowing strip is a 450mm wide concrete flag surface or Wet Pour safety surfacing. Both of these products can offer different properties as they have a different construction method. Wet pour is a EPDM recycled rubber which is bonded with a polyurethane and installed to the correct depth with a float and provides a fully porous surface. Concrete Flags are 50mm thick and provide a solid, non porous area.
A long jump or triple jump runway landing pit mowing area is installed to provide the sand pit with protection as it allows the surrounding area to be cut without the risk of the cuttings from entering the sand. It can also provide an area that will prevent weed growth from entering the sand and provide an area where officials can stand to take jump measurements. Like I have just said, these mowing areas can be constructed and designed to fit with most specifications and budgets and please talk to us if you would like a quotation or discuss possible costing for these areas. Funding is now available from many places which include Inspired facilities and Sport England but we can also help you with this area.
Soft Surfaces Ltd are a true one stop shop for these areas and please visit https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ for more information. You can also call us 01625 445760 for specifications like the NBS spec or details with sub base groundworks and maintenance details