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Guide for laying artificial grass on "soft" surfaces
The placement of artificial grass on land is very simple but methodical, it is only necessary to follow the process step by step to guarantee a surface in optimal conditions, stable and with good drainage.
Preparation of the ground:
Here you should keep the land free of weeds, stubble, old grass and as many roots as possible.
In very rainy areas and towns, especially in the north of the peninsula, make sure that your plot has a network of drainage pipes, if not, you should then consider implementing it.
Leveling the existing terrain
A little so that later, with the aggregates that we will add, we can finish the surface planimetry.
Laying geotextile weed control mesh. To extend a geotextile mesh against weeds, we recommend placing it on the ground before the gravel base, some people place it on the gravel base, this does not make much sense when ?backing? (base support) of the synthetic grass is already a latex or polyurethane protected geotextile that guarantees the anchorage and integrity of the pavement.
Basic preparation of aggregates. The gravel base preparation should be at least 5cm thick. There are different types of aggregates that can be used, rounded, crushed or crushed gravel or a mixture of gravel and river sand. Spread the gravel and then compact it with a water roller, compacting tray, manual or motorised rammers. Water the base to settle it and then pass a ruler or brush over it to even out any undulations that may remain, then compact it again.
Installation of the artificial grass.
Tie bands and glue.
Use the joint strips and adhesives to join the artificial grass strips or cloths.
Staple the artificial turf on the entire perimeter.
Silica sand ballast
To give greater support and stability to the synthetic turf as well as to serve as a thermal insulator. On sand ballast, only if the manufacturer or the type of turf you are laying requires it. The latest generations of ornamental grasses already come with an infill of curly or crimped fibres that partially or completely replace the sand infill.
Brushing the artificial grass
With a long-bristled sweeper brush, one of our brushes available in store or you may be able to rent a manual sweeping machine.
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