Adhering synthetic turf to concrete isn’t as easy as it looks. I have watched contractors having to pulling up entire sections of indoor glue down applications due to poor installation and not understanding the process. This can be an expensive repair. The removal of the existing adhesive can take days to remove to get the surface ready for reinstalling. This month Ask JW will teach you the proper way to lay out and adhere synthetic turf to a concrete surface.
“There is never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over”,…“don’t be this guy”…JW
Preparation of the concrete surface
The concrete surface must be clean and prepared properly to ensure that the adhesive/glue will penetrate and provide a strong bond for years to come. Removal of stains, gum, grease, oil, will prevent the adhesive from delaminating.
“Fail to plan… Plan to fail”
Prior to the delivery of the synthetic turf, it is important to take all measurements and provide a drawing or schematic of the areas to be installed. Create a list of every material and tool that will be needed for the “Glue Down” application. I recommend having all materials and tools onsite and staged prior to the installation. Once the installation starts, it is very unproductive having to stop and run get materials and tools.