Reactive maintenance of sports surfaces and sports facilities can often be more expensive than pro active maintenance. Reactive maintenance happens after an event to try and put something right. In other words repairing a joint on an artificial synthetic pitch. Pro active maintenance is the practice of maintaining the facility on regular basis which helps to prevent any major works from happening. For example an artificial astro turf all weather surface which has a regular cleaning schedule.
Soft Surfaces Ltd have seen many instances where we have been instructed to carry out reactive sports surfacing maintenance works of sports surfaces which have not been maintained in a sufficient manner. Maintenance on the artificial pitches will affect the longevity of the sports surfacing and this can come in forms such as regular surface inspections, surface testing and playability factors.
3G all weather rubber filled artificial sports pitches can have many hours of play on the surfacing and the surface will be required to have regular maintenance check up and works carried out to ensure that the playing capabilities are met. Algae treatment, sand renovation / rejuvenation in the form of cleaning, replacement or re distribution, and foreign object removed from the infill can be part of the reactive and proactive maintenance and Soft Surfaces Ltd are prime contractors in this sector.
We have installed, specified and maintained many of these surfaces including tar – macadam & polymeric systems. When maintenance of systems is discussed and approved, it may be worth looking at long term maintenance plans for the sports surfacing. Daily, Monthly, Weekly & Yearly plans are all available if required and these can depend on the type of surface and the amount of use. Please call us on 01625 445760 or visit our website on https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/