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How to Repair Stud Damaged Synthetic Turf Areas

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Repairing Stud repairing synthetic turf Areas

This blog is just a how to repairing synthetic turf . based on my experience and actions.We usually use a contractor to do this, but with funds now stretched we decided to give it and go in house.

Take a look at my 7 step in photos below to how l achieved this.

I hope you find it helpful and time will tell whether it holds, but certainly is the correct glue and adhesive (envirosikostcik)and can be purchased on amazon or ebay.

Preventable issue

Sadly though, the carpet really is being warn down by players using studs and the carpet will need replacing in the next 2/3 years at a considerable cost.So if you can stop the players wearing studs in the net area you will save much effort and long term cost.

A contractor can do this , but in my experience not that cheaply so hope your find this a possible way of saving some valuable funds.

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Clean the area, broom would have done also.
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Measure and cut out the area
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Area cut out, then used a dustpan and brush to clean out and allowed area to dry
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Cutting out of off cut at the required size
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Mix of external carpet adhesive and glue
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Painting it on/apparently this should have been painted onto carrier tape
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Added a little extra glue on the top of mix and put in new carpet
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Weighted down, for 24 hours
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The finished article, will infill the gap around the edge with pure glue.

List of Tools and Conclusion

1-Knife 2-Level or straight edge 3-Tape measure 4-Dustpan and brush or broom 5-Adhesive and glue 6-Weights for pressing down. Ideally l would have had a optical grass adhesive comb, created a better groove for the glue/adhesive mix.

This blog is just based on my experience ,if you have any tips of ways this can be done better, please feel free to leave a comment below?

If you want to help other groundsman/greenkeepers, by producing your own” How To Guide” please give me a email at turfcareblog@gmail.com

Brian

PS-Big thanks to Paul Jackson, for some advice and tip in repairing the hole.

Also this interesting blog is out today and worth a read – https://turfcareblog.com/5-steps-to-our-football-pitch-renovations-bromsgrove-sporting-fc/

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groundsman620467822 May 12, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Peter Dury
1) the carpet shown should never have been used with spikes. Fibre bonded carpets are not suitable for spikes.
2) judging by its condition it is of an age that would have worn through without spikes.
3) it may be possible to restrict spikes for practice, devaluing the practice itself, but for matches they are essential. You would stop spikes on a grass strip.
4) bay toe guards cause more wear than spikes.
5) glue should be applied to a carrier tape not to the shock pad. Sticking to the pad means when carpet is replaced a new pad will need to be purchased
6) when cutting the old surface use a hook blade to avoid slitting shock pad
7) always cut for the patch where the exits surface is solid, avoid all excessive wear even if not completely through

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groundsman620467822 May 12, 2020 - 4:46 pm

peters comments from facebook ,copied and pasted across to help with the further patches l have to repair.

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