Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 2 – Manipulation

The worst thing you can do is overwork a synthetic turf seam. Synthetic turf fibers when overworked will show a different shade of color. This is primarily due to light. Mostly UV Light. 

Example; When a sample of turf is placed with its leaning fibers facing toward the focal point, there is a darker, deeper color that occurs differently as to when the fibers being placed away from the focal point.  This is due to the angle of the fiber in conjunction to light. If you witness a “shiny” surface in areas of your installs this means the turf fibers are lying flat allowing “Light” to shine off their surface and will need some assistance in getting them vertical. When it comes to installing and blending two sections of turf seams together it is crucial for you to understand how manipulation and light can have affect upon your installations.

This month ASK JW will explain why “Manipulation” can cause reoccurring havoc on your installations. 

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Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 1 – The Mohawk

The synthetic turf industry has evolved over the past couple of decades, and with advanced technology, research, and development, synthetic turf manufacturers are producing thicker, more realistic turf. However, these changes have created more difficult installation processes. This month, ASK JW will go in detail on the dreaded “Mohawk” and how seam integration can prevent it.

This month ASK JW will teach Part 1 –  on Seam Integration, the dreaded Mohawk, and how sunlight plays a major role in visible seams.

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Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 1 – Introduction

Seaming is the most recognized problem in the synthetic turf industry today. The synthetic turf industry has evolved over the past couple of decades and with advanced technology, research, and development synthetic turf manufacturers are producing thicker “Real Like” turf. However, these changes have created more difficult installation processes. 

This month ASK JW will teach Part 1 – the introduction on Seam Integration, the dreaded Mohawk, and how sunlight plays a major role in visible seams.

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Ask JW: Synthetic Turf, Drainage & Flooding

Every year when monsoon season is upon us, we all know that there is a chance of possible flooding. Over the last two years alone, there has been record amounts of rainfall across the nation prior to monsoon season. What does this mean to the synthetic turf industry? It means it could cost you and/or your customers thousands of dollars in damages. Just because your turf product drains 30+ inches per hour per square yard does not mean your subbase does. 

This month, ASK JW will dive deep into synthetic turf and drainage, and how a “flawed subbase” can affect your entire Installation and cause extensive damage.

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Ask JW: Nailer Boards & Synthetic Turf Part 2

The Landscape Synthetic Turf Industry has been so exciting lately with so many uses being offered than ever before. Designers, architects, and engineers are receiving more requests for synthetic turf to be placed on concrete, asphalt, balconies, mezzanines, and rooftops. They are finding themselves researching proper methods and systems that can be incorporated within the design of their projects to provide a beautiful and efficient landscape alternative. 

 

This month, ASK JW will teach you how to properly install and use nailer boards on concrete, asphalt, balconies, and rooftops and how they incorporate with underlying drainage grids. 

 

Ask JW: Installation of Nylon/Poly Putt

In the past decades, putting green surfaces have become a favorite addition to the yards of homeowners. Families are leaving the tv, going outside, and getting more involved with the newest yard games. Lawn Darts, Cornhole, and Putting Greens seem to be the latest craze.  Installing putting greens can be a challenge, so I hope you enjoy these installation procedures and methods I have written to assist you in your installations.

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Ask JW: Nailer Boards & Synthetic Turf Part 1

The synthetic turf industry has been so exciting lately with more uses being offered than ever before. Designers, architects, and engineers are acknowledging the fast-growing industry and finding themselves researching proper methods and systems that can be incorporated within their projects. In two decades, securing synthetic turf hasn’t changed much other than the need to do away with embeds (nails, spikes, staples) for securing sections. Securing synthetic turf embeds has been installers choice for years and still is the majority method. Nailer Boards are becoming a favorite among designers, architects, and engineers because the exterior perimeter is equally stable when installed and fastened correctly.

This Month ASK JW will explain what a nailer board is, and its many uses in the synthetic turf Industry.

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Ask JW: ADA Transitions in Synthetic Turf

The synthetic turf Industry has exploded over the last two decades and its faux green grass is being offered to many services. Landscape beautification, pet facilities, rooftop amenities, and indoor gyms are just a few that have taken advantage of synthetic turf for a “surface that can be of service”. With all the services that synthetic turf can provide, one must be aware of the egress within the system and create a smooth and safe transition to and from its surface. Creating and maintaining transitions in all areas that will be accessible is not only needed but is required by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Ignoring crucial ADA requirements and specifications in your installation can be costly, especially when you must remove the entire installation due to half an inch. This month ASK JW will explain why ADA Transitions are crucial and how to keep your installations complaint.

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Ask JW: Synthetic Turf Waste

Throughout my travels, teachings, and seminars I have spoken to many contractors regarding their input on synthetic turf waste and where they place its financial burden. After being looked like I had a third eye, I was amazed to find that the majority was unaware of “Waste Factor” and never figured it in as a profit, loss, or anything for that matter. This month ASK JW will talk about layout, waste and the financial burdens synthetic turf waste causes, and what to look for when estimating projects.

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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.

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