Artificial Surface Contamination Testing

2G Sand Surfaces Infill Contamination Testing

We provide a contamination testing service which shows exactly how much contamination exists in the sand infill.  After lab testing, we provide a report on the contamination test results and give advice on how to improve the surface properties.

The samples on the right have been taken from 3 separate areas on an  artificial sports pitch.

An average is then taken which gives us a percentage contamination, allowing us to decide on a course of treatment.  This is a non-chargeable service to the client.

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Limit contamination by frequent:

  • clearing debris of synthetic surface (litter & leaf removal)
  • dragmat brushing to de-compact the surface
  • treatment of moss, algae and weeds
  • deep clean power brushing to de-compact and clean out dirt and debris from the infill
Artificial surface sand and rubber infill system diagram

If a synthetic sports surface is not well maintained, water percolation is inhibited due to dust and debris creating a sludgy impermeable layer on the playing surface.  This in turn, creates an unsafe and slippery pitch or court.

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Compacted carpet fibres,creating a non permeable surface

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Lack of porosity in the carpet, causing  puddling after rainfall