Can Artificial Turf Be Installed Over Concrete?

By Courts & Greens - August 12th, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Yes, you can install artificial turf over just about any surface, including concrete. An increasing number of property owners are choosing to install artificial grass over natural grass. From fitness gyms to homeowners, everyone is appreciating the fake grass for its clean look and comfort appeal. And why not! Laying turf on concrete provides better traction and cushioning for athletes. Artificial turf adds an aesthetic appeal to any property. Athletes relate the green color to the vibrant outdoors.

If you’re planning turf projects around your property, here are a few benefits of installing artificial grass over concrete.

Benefits of Installing Artificial Turf

The lush green artificial turf adds an aesthetic appeal to your property. It looks and feels great. And to top it off, artificial grass is very low maintenance. So, all you have to do is simply lay down the turf on the concrete and voila!

With the strained water supply situation in California, artificial grass comes as a blessing in disguise. According to a study of turf replacement programs, you can save an average of up to 75 gallons of water per square foot annually by installing the artificial turf.

Laying turf on concrete is a great way to create a safe and fun play area for your kids and pets. Artificial turf is versatile and lasts long. It is easy on the budget and pretty simple to install.

Don’t believe it?

Take a look at this easy turf installation procedure.

How to Install Artificial Turf over Concrete

With technology, installing artificial turf has become very easy. And in many ways, laying turf over concrete is a lot easier than installing it with multiple layers of the base over the soil.

Normally, you’d need to remove the grass, weeds, flowers, and any plants from the soil to prepare it for turf installation. But when laying turf over concrete, you don’t need to do any of that. Simply take the artificial turf and lay it on top of the concrete.

Sounds simple, right? Well, it is too! However, there are certain precautions you should take to avoid expenses on repair later on. Ensure the concrete surface is plain and even so that it is comfortable for you and your loved ones.

In case of any loose stones or bumps, use an underlay for added cushioning. Remove any sharp stones as these may tear the grass backing or lead to uncomfortable bumps in the artificial turf.

Before laying down the turf, check for proper drainage. If the concrete does not have proper drainage, it may damage the artificial turf. Artificial turf installation experts recommend drilling holes into the concrete to all space for water to drain through.

The holes need not be too big. Approximately 16mm in diameter should suffice. Fill the holes with pea gravel so that the water is properly absorbed and drained through. Convert boring concrete into a beautiful lawn with artificial turf.

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