I strongly recommend placing the adhesive glue on the seam tape early in the morning or late afternoon to prevent yarn shrinkage. The heat of the day will not only cause the seam to expand and contract, it will also cause the synthetic turf glue to set up too quickly or bubble/seep through the seam.
When both sections of synthetic turf are secure and the seam is perfectly in place, fold open both edges of the two sections to expose the subgrade. Place SGW seam tape down the center of the seam and secure with spikes, nails or staples. This will prevent the seam tape from rippling while placing the glue.
**Please note: SGW seam tape is manufactured with a plastic film on one side. This side should be face down and resting on the subgrade materials. The plastic film prevents moisture coming up through the seam tape, which may cause failure. **
SGW carries the best synthetic adhesive on the market today. Superseam Pro withstands freezing temperatures and remains strong and flexible in addition to preventing seam rupture, even during the hottest days.
Place SGW Superseam Adhesive Glue evenly on the seam tape at approximately 1/8” thick.
Depending on preference, installers may either secure the seam with spikes, staples or nails to secure the seam edge in a stitch pattern.
I have always been a firm believer of placing infill bags or weight on top of the seam after gluing for approximately 30 minutes. This will allow for proper compression to allow adhesive/glue to reach the entire backing between the gauges/stitch rows.
REMEMBER: After installing and gluing seams on days with a higher temperature, always inspect the installed seam throughout the curing process. This will prevent the adhesive to bubble/seep up through the seam and drainage holes.