Synthetic Sports Surfaces Benefits Over Grass For Schools
Synthetic sports surfaces are becoming more popular with schools across the country. These surfaces, used for everything from football pitches to running tracks, are providing a host of benefits that schools simply don’t get from traditional grass playing fields, tracks and sports courts.
One of the main problems that schools experience with traditional grass surfaces is that their use is extremely weather dependent. Grass school playing fields and sports surfaces cannot be used safely during the winter months or after periods of heavy rain. During these times the pitches become waterlogged and can take days to be dry enough to be used. They can also become slippery and muddy. Not only does this increase the risk of accidents, but can also lead to complaints from parents over the stains that mud leaves on PE kits and footwear. The use of artificial grass, wet pour or polymeric surfacing avoids these problems. These artificial surfaces are porous, providing excellent water drainage and leaving surfaces dry and safe to use within hours of the rain stopping. Polymeric surfacing especially is designed for use in all weathers and its unique design provides a firm, slip free surface. Artificial surfaces are also beneficial for children who suffer from allergies, particularly to grass pollen. The use of synthetic playing surfaces allows them to compete on a more even footing, without the breathing difficulties often associated with such allergies. Properly installed by surfacing contractors, artificial sports surfacing has the additional benefit of needing very little in the way of regular maintenance.
If you would like your school to experience the benefits of synthetic sports surfaces, then contact DCM Surfaces today on 01772 440340. Our DBS checked teams will provide the best possible quality of service and a finish your school can be proud of. To start planning your new sports areas, visit http://dcmsurfaces.com/.