Ensuring That Your Synthetic
Turf is Permeable
Quality synthetic grass is well-draining, durable, and aesthetically appealing. However, these qualities are negligible if your grass is carelessly installed by a subpar installer. The same way that synthetic grass is not manufactured in a singular method, artificial turf installations are not completed using the same standards.
To achieve maximum permeability, make sure that the proper installation process is followed to a T. If you’re hiring an artificial grass installer, make sure you do your research and check out testimonials and reviews of your chosen contractor. It is also advisable that you ask your installers regarding their process (including excavation, and other complicated processes) long before installation starts. Having all the information presented to you during the planning stage will help put your mind at ease.
It is also important that you request for a written quotation with all the
possible work and costings itemized and broken down. If possible, ask
that the details of the guarantee and warranties of the products and workmanship be written down on the same document for reference. This is in no way similar to a receipt or a contract but it is a great way of making sure that you have all the initial agreed terms listed down and acknowledged
by both parties.
Lastly, look for a company or supplier that doesn’t hide anything. Reputable manufacturers and distributors like MegaGrass allows ordering of samples of their turf. They also offer 15-year warranties that suggest their confidence in their products. As for the installers, make sure they are quick to respond to your queries. This is indicative of how responsive they are likely to be once the installation starts.
How to Tell if You Have a Properly
Fitted Synthetic Lawn
A perfectly fitted artificial turf should be able to drain properly without issues. A simple visual inspection can give you an idea on whether the installers have done a great job on installing your turf. A good installation should show no signs of lumps in the grass and unsightly sinking areas. After rainfall, there should be no evidence of basins or stagnated water
anywhere on your lawn. If you have water lying anywhere on the surface,
it means that the correct base has not been installed. This can become
a potential cause of recurring drainage or permeability issues.