Flooding on a MUGA sports pitch can be a very frustrating, expensive and difficult problem to overcome, especially when the surface has suffered from a lack of surfacing maintenance and investment. There is no real reason for these surfaces to remain in this way as many sports companies and contractors like Soft Surfaces Ltd offer Monthly, Weekly & Yearly maintenance packages.
These packages or proactive maintenance as this keeps your surfacing in prime condition and able to be hired out for extra income more easily. There are many reasons why your sports surfacing (multi use games areas / kickabout court) will be flooding. The surface may have fallen victim to Algal Squidge.
This is basically a type of algal slime which occurs when the surfacing suffers from a lack of cleaning or maintenance, algae will grow and the surface becomes very damp and wet due to the rain water not being able to drain through. This can also occur when infill of the surface becomes contaminated with dirt and other contaminates and suffers from poor drainage. When all of these occur, algal squidge occurs.
Problems Caused by Lack of Maintenance
This can also cause problems with slipperiness, hard underfoot and poor aesthetics. This maintenance is often called surface renovation, rejuvenation maintenance and revitalisation. ATP & STP artificial all weather grass man made grass surfaces, EPDM Polymeric recycled rubber and Tar macadam systems are all used in England as sports systems and depending on the specification, they can be used for sports such as hockey, football and tennis.
Astro – turf systems often have sand infill’s and these are called sand dressed & sand filled systems. Many sports surfaces are maintained reactively which is often more expensive as this occurs after the damage to the surface has been done, like flooding, joint repairs or resurfacing.
Soft Surfaces will be able to help you with your maintenance needs. We have installed many all weather pitches in many sizes such as 60m x 40m & 21m x 41m and these systems can be seen in sports clubs, schools and local authority areas like parks. Please call us on 01625 445760 or visit our website https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ and we can discuss quotes, prices, costs and construction.