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.

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

 

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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.

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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

Ask JW: Protecting your Investment

Putting, Bocce and Lawn Bowling Greens are not cheap. Homeowners save for months, even years to have one of these exciting surfaces installed. As synthetic turf professionals, WE need to understand and address underlying issues and prevent the destruction that may occur below the surfaces of Putting, Bocce and Lawn Bowling Greens.

This month ASK JW will explain how protecting the subbase may save thousands of dollars in protecting your Investment.

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Ask JW: Safety in Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf is a multi-billion dollar industry and one of the largest growing Industries today. All types of contractors are jumping into the “turf biz” eager to install millions to make millions. Don’t let the soft green fibers and easy installation fool you, just like every trade, there must be an understanding for its safety. Safety for our employees, safety for our customers, and safety for our environment.

This month Ask JW will guide you through some of his safety tips that will assist you in creating job safety.

“There is no substitute for experience”……. Ask JW

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Ask JW: Unifying with Superseam Adhesives

For decades the most recognized problem in the synthetic turf Industry has always been visible seams. Installers are either uneducated, scared, or too lazy to use seam tape and glue to unify their seams. Why is that? For some, it is convenience. For others, it’s not understanding how easy the process is. Creating seams that are undetectable requires skill, patience and the proper adhesive to ensure longevity. Superseam Adhesives will allow you to sleep at night knowing the seams you installed yesterday will not come apart tomorrow.

This month ASK JW will dive deep into unifying two sections of synthetic turf with Superseam Adhesives, and teach the basic methods which will allow your installation of seams to be effortless.

“Understanding the installation of Seam Tape and Glue when unifying two sections of synthetic turf together is what sets apart the beginners from the professional” … JW

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

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