Geotextiles in Sports Engineering

March 1, 2021 | Geotextile, Insights

Can Geotextiles play a role in sports engineering? Absolutely. In the field of sports engineering as well, the versatile Ocean Geotextiles are wonderful tools that resolve myriad problems.

With the constant use and overuse of sports fields, there is bound to be a decline in the surface quality. Weather plays an important role too in the degradation of the quality of the turf. Extreme sun exposure, rains, and use during various sports render the field and turf unfit over a period of time. As with most sectors, Geotextiles provide an innovative and cost-efficient solution to turf woes as well.

Natural Turf vs. Artificial Turf in Sports Fields:

Maintaining the sports field turf with natural grass is not always feasible. Natural grass needs to rest, time to grow, and is susceptible to environmental and physical stressors. They require water and pesticides and much more by way of maintenance. Not to forget the bald patches, the mud, dust, and limited playtime they can withstand (average of 1150 hours of play/year), that truly make natural grass turf an unsustainable option.

Enter the innovative artificial turf or synthetic turf, which has now become famous and the choice of turf in sports engineering. Unlike their natural counterparts, the artificial turf can be used all day long, every day (3000 hours/year of play). They are made of non-toxic, high-quality materials and need reduced water consumption. The synthetic turf sports fields require less time and money and are environmentally-friendly too. Not only do they combat difficult climatic conditions, but they are highly durable and safe for players, reducing turf injuries.

The quality of the artificial turf is directly proportional to the quality of the base, which acts as drainage, absorbing and draining water from the surface. Poor drainage can result in water build, mold, mildew, and growth of spores and bacteria. Hence a good draining geotextile keeps the artificial turf pristine and durable.

Ocean Geosynthetics Geotextiles in Sports Engineering:

There is wide use of Geotextiles in the construction of artificial sports fields. The Ocean Geosynthetics permeable geotextiles are fabrics made of synthetic fibers, woven, and needle punched or nonwoven. The geotextiles are an integral part of installing the artificial turf.  The geotextile layer comprises light-resistant polypropylene and prevents the growth of weeds, aids in drainage, and prevents seeds from taking root.

The use of geotextiles provides efficient and effective drainage and optimum performance of the fields. Long-lasting, the use of geotextile layers obliterates the need for frequent replacement or harmful weed killers and provides the artificial turf with a solid base, and eases the installation process as well. Our geotextiles have high hydraulic and drainage properties with high tensile strength and ideal for artificial turfs.

You can trust Ocean Geosynthetics for all your geotextile needs. We have a complete line of geotextiles, including woven and nonwoven, for use in sports engineering. We believe in creating smarter infrastructure and work towards providing aesthetic and durable smart solutions.

Providing you unmatched expertise and support, our team takes time to understand the subtleties of your project and designs performance-oriented, economically, and technically viable solutions.

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