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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Ask JW: The Evolution of Playgrounds

Synthetic turf playgrounds surfaces and installations have evolved over the last decade. Underpads/shock pads that meet required fall heights (H.I.C. head injury criteria) have improved and are expected to have longer lifespans than ever before. The foam shock padding absorbs the force of impact, reducing the risk of injury and protecting children from any unexpected fall. 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”.

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Ask JW: 100% Permeable Pet Turf

In my 26 years of installing synthetic turf, the number one question that clients & homeowners always ask is, “Will pet feces and urine be harmful to synthetic turf? The answer is NO. Pet feces and Urine will not damage synthetic turf. It may cause it to smell if not taken care of but will not incur damage from your pet’s waste.

The most common mistake that everyone makes when choosing synthetic turf for their pets is “Drainage”.

This Month ASK JW will explain drainage within synthetic turf and why choosing SGW Permeable Pet Turf is crucial for keeping your pet happy and your backyard healthy.

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

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Ask JW: Infill Placement & Moisture

Synthetic turf contractors around the country are recognizing the importance of infill placement as a key component for ballast, fiber uplift, and longevity.

When? How? Where? And Why? Are important questions that need to be asked when understanding placement of synthetic turf infill.

This month ASK JW will explain how placing synthetic turf Infill is critical to the success or failure to your Installations.

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Ask JW: Irrigation Boxes & Synthetic Turf

I have been so blessed to have developed many relationships across the nation with some extraordinary turf installers. I enjoy listening to their turf stories and the way they express their attentiveness to become better craftsmen. For anyone that wants to be in the synthetic turf industry, you must understand each component of combining materials, products, tools, and specifications for each installation. Irrigation and utility boxes are a crucial component to your installation if you are placing synthetic turf around them.

This month ASK JW will help you understand the Importance of stability when it comes to Utility & Irrigation Boxes & Synthetic Turf.

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“To become the best in synthetic turf, you must research, study, practice and make mistakes along the way”… JW