The most important aspect of creating an artificial lawn is preparation. There are no shortcuts. This article outlines the steps you need to follow to assess the suitability of your flooring and prepare it for installation.
This includes taking accurate measurements, assessing soil conditions and removing any existing grass cover. If you're a homeowner tired of the weekly hassle of owning and maintaining a lawn full of natural grass, you may want to consider switching to the best artificial grass installation in Calgary.
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Measurement: Marking the area with spray paint or sand can help. When measuring, it is important to allow a 100mm overlap on each edge of the seam around the wood perimeter. Synthetic turf is available in 2 meter and 4 meter rolls and can be supplied in any length to suit you. It is important to measure accurately to calculate the exact length and width required.
Soil condition: Assess for poor drainage of the soil. In such cases, action shall be taken to install adequate and suitable drainage to provide a satisfactory foundation.
A well-sealed inert (stone) foundation is ideal and if you need to build artificial turf from scratch, this type of foundation is recommended. However, any non-bonded surface that is flowing and stable and fairly even is satisfactory.
While artificial turf can be laid directly over existing grass, provided the drainage is satisfactory, it is not always satisfactory in the long run. The natural grass dies and the roots fall off, causing surface irregularities. Uprooting and compaction of the resulting subgrade will overcome this problem, especially if the soil is covered with a compacted layer of sand.