Artificial turf fields offer solutions to issues that plague general-use, natural-grass fields —overuse, use while wet, compaction, and more. Natural-grass fields simply cannot withstand the volume of traffic that many fields are asked to endure. Thus, artificial fields have become an answer to today’s problems and consequently their use is expanding exponentially.
Although artificial turf fields can withstand heavier use than grass fields, heavy use can bring problems, including split seams, low infill material, ponding of water on the field, and compaction. At the first recognition of any of these problems, the owner should begin remediation—after all, even automobiles need service occasionally.
The aforementioned issues are the easy ones to solve. They are recognizable from the surface by an untrained eye. Noticing the problem is easy, finding the cause of the problem may be more problematic, particularly if the problem is beneath the surface.