The different aggregates that can be used for the preparation of the ground before installing artificial grass
On this occasion, we share with you the types of aggregates most used for the preparation of the base in the artificial turf installation in gardens.
- Canto Rodado and Arena de Río. This mixture is the most used for the preparation of a base that provides good drainage to the synthetic turf system. Depending on where you are and what materials store you can afford, they can sell it to you mixed or separately. In the case of going separately, we recommend placing the gravel cap first, make a first compaction and then the river sand.
- Crushed stones: Of different species such as granite, volcanic, limestone, marble or river, this is a good option to make a base preparation since being crushed, its compaction is very good. Crushed stones fit or mesh better with each other than pebbles.
- Bitches: Both natural and artificial grass are suitable for preparing artificial grass bases. This type of base is most commonly used for sports fields or large areas of land. Depending on the amount of fines in this type of arid, its compaction is better, with this type of material as a base, it is advisable to evaluate drainage and/or water eveacuation, either by making slopes or a conventional drainage system for gardens.
- Jabre or Sauló: This is a very common type of material in the area of Catalonia that comes from the weathering of granite. In the rest of the peninsula, it is the typical sand used for walking in public parks known as Jabre. This is an arid that offers great capacity of compaction and at the same time drains well.
The use of crumb sand or similar is NOT recommended, this type of sand has little drainage capacity and on contact with water it becomes muddy.