Ask JW: Shock Pad Failures

Synthetic turf playground surfaces and installations have evolved over the last decade. Underpadding and shock pads that meet fall heights (H.I.C. head injury criteria) have improved and now have longer life spans than ever before. The foam Shock Pad absorbs impact reducing the risk of injury, protecting the children from falls. In a fantasy world, it would be nice to have the entire shock pad to be manufactured as one piece, but that is not the case. Unfortunately, installations have become the center of attention for “Shock Pad Failures”.

This month ASK JW will go in detail about how important factors when installing shock padding below synthetic turf.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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