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Ask JW: Contouring Synthetic Turf

“When should I go flat and when should I contour?” – a common question when it comes to turf installations. When drainage is not a concern and you are free to be as creative as you’d like with your turf installation, contouring will set your work apart.

When you contour synthetic turf, dynamics of light (sunlight) brings out multiple shades of colors when different angles are created. When the subgrade materials are contoured by grading slopes and small mounds, the beauty of the synthetic turf comes alive allowing the fibers to open and close resulting in a natural looking surface. This month’s Ask JW will talk about why contouring synthetic turf is crucial in creating a “natural look” for your synthetic turf project.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Evolution Of Play Ground Surfaces

As a father of four, safety is a top priority when it comes to anything that involves my children. I get it – kids like to play and climb all over the playground – I actually encourage it! I was never afraid of them playing, it was the fall that had instilled fear in me. Almost every parent has heard news at one time or another of an innocent child falling from a playground structure, creating serious head trauma – sometimes death.
New standards have been put in place over the years to help reduce the risk of serious injury by fall. I am proud to have been able to travel from state to state to replace existing playground surfaces with artificial turf. Through extensive study of fall patterns, different surfaces, traffic wear and products to help make playgrounds safer for children everywhere. This month’s Ask JW will go over how to install safe, durable, and beautiful synthetic grass playground surfaces.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Seam Rupture Repair

Sometimes it may feel like repairing your turf is like conducting a surgery. That’s because it is – repairs take skill, patience, and knowledge.
Seam ruptures can be mistaken for poor workmanship. Cutting the seam fibers can cause the seam to be visible and look like a seam rupture. Synthetic turf seams are only as strong as the products used to create them. Having good patience, proper tools and “know how” is the key to any synthetic grass repair.
This month’s Ask JW will teach you how to perform “synthetic grass surgery” for damaged and separated seams.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Seam Rupture

Are you coming apart at the seams? Well you’re not alone.

What if I told you that your synthetic turf doesn’t need to be replaced when a seam separates or ruptures? I’m here to tell you that this is not true. As long as the seam rupture is minimal, you can repair it in no time – and have your synthetic turf back in service.

Learning how to repair ruptured seams is not only important, but it will make you better at installing seams. This month’s Ask JW is the second installment of my series on “Synthetic Turf Repairs.”

For more information regarding seam ruptures contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Making Repairs to Your Synthetic Turf

Synthetic grass has many benefits, including low maintenance. It’s easy to forget that your synthetic grass needs a little care from time to time to ensure it stays looking beautiful. But what if you’ve neglected your lawn for so long that you’re starting to see damaged spots? Lucky for you, autumn is here and the cooler weather makes it the perfect time to fix your damaged spots and do the preventative maintenance necessary to keep your lawn in tip-top shape! Click below to find out how.

For more information regarding to making repairs to you synthetic turf contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: The Importance of Power Brooms

The evolution of synthetic turf has evolved tremendously over the decades. Fiber structure and design have created turf that is denser than ever before. With these changes creates challenges for the installer to have the very best of tools and machinery to “brush up” the synthetic turf fibers. I call this “Defibrillation” or as some may call it “Power Brooming”.

This month’s column, I will teach what power brooms are, why defibrillation is important for the appearance of your project, and how defibrillation will assist in the turf fibers longevity.

For more information regarding the importance of power brooms contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Rooftop & Balcony Installations

Who would ever thought synthetic turf would ever be placed on rooftops or balconies?

This growing trend provides visual beauty to multi-level homes, high rise condominiums and balconies that want the “green look” and feel of natural grass. The only issue is that contractors turn away from offering this service due to not understanding how to properly install this system.

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products. Most residential and commercial roofs are being constructed with TPO when Tile or Shake roofing materials are not specified. TPO allows 100% protection of water penetration and offers an inexpensive way to completing a roof system. Even though TPO is a great roofing solution, its white flat surface is not a pretty site, especially when viewing from above. Rooftop and balconies that are constructed with the TPO membrane gives the client the option to use synthetic turf other than standard tile, coatings or outdoor carpet. This month ASK JW will teach how to install synthetic turf on TPO.

For more information regarding the rooftop and balcony installations contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Glue Synthetic Turf on Concrete

Adhering synthetic turf to concrete can turn into an expensive and time consuming repair. This is due to poor installations and not understanding the process. This month Ask JW will teach you the proper way to lay out and adhere synthetic turf to a concrete surface.

For more information regarding the gluing of synthetic turf on concrete contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Ask JW: Installing Putting Green Cups

This month ASK JW will teach you the proper way to install putting green cups.

“How many synthetic turf contractors or their installers actually understands golf?” Over the years I have experienced synthetic turf contractors having to remove and replace

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Ask JW: Installing Turf Ribbons

blog-2This month’s ASK JW, I will teach you the proper way to incorporate synthetic turf ribbons into your hardscape.

Synthetic turf incorporated in and between hardscape has become a new trend. Placing synthetic turf in between concrete, pavers, travertine, or flagstone can magnify the beauty of the projects design. Placing synthetic turf ribbons in between these type of hardscapes can be challenging. If the project is not planned out prior to the installation, the end result can be a nightmare.

I have trained many companies to install “Turf Ribbons” but have also watched contractors remove the entire project due to not knowing the proper way to install synthetic turf ribbons. Before you take on such a project you must understand the process. You may lose thousands of dollars if this process is not planned and estimated properly.

“Don’t let the waste factor become your wallets enemy” Ask JW

For more information regarding the installation of synthetic turf ribbons contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

 

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