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Using a Turf Grate to Improve the Drainage of Your Synthetic Grass

Consider purchasing a grass grate whether you’re constructing a new house or remodeling an existing one. These are panels made of fiberglass that help to direct the water into a drainage system. They are beneficial for areas that have high water tables.

Fiberglass grating panels

Molded fiberglass grating is typically used in areas with heavy loads and corrosive environments. It is corrosion-proof and lightweight. Several types of fiberglass grating panels for turfgrate applications are available. They are constructed of a thermosetting resin matrix with high-strength glass rovings woven throughout.

These gratings are bonded with polyester or vinyl ester resins. They are available in bright colors. They can be cut to size using standard carpenter’s tools. They weigh 6.2 pounds per square foot. They are available in various thicknesses, from 1/2″ to 2″. They are ideal for use in walkways and other applications that require superior strength-to-weight ratios. They are also ADA-conforming.

The standard coarse-grit walking surface of Ecograte 62 protects seagrass and meets the requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Drain tiles

Putting a new synthetic turf on your roof isn’t as hard as it sounds. The trick is in selecting the right product for your needs. Whether you are looking for a cost-effective option to replace your old lawn or spruce up the look of your business or home, it’s easy to find a perfect solution. It is particularly true if you are working with an uneven space or looking for something to fill a hole.

Additionally, it’s critical to understand that some regions of your home require more specialized maintenance than others. For instance, if you are dealing with a rooftop prone to flooding, consider an automated turf irrigation system to keep your turf looking new. Aside from the obvious benefits of maintaining a beautiful and pristine surface for years to come, a computerized turf system will also ensure you’re not wasting time or money attempting to maintain a spot of lawn that has lost its grass.

Permeable aggregates

Unlike impervious pavements, permeable pavements use open-graded aggregates that allow water to flow through the system. These pavements reduce flooding, pollution, and runoff and help to manage stormwater. They are typically used for parking lots, residential sidewalks, roads, and paths.

Open-graded aggregates are typically made from angular pieces that are either crushed or stone. It allows for very high hydraulic conductivity and makes the system very permeable. It also promotes low settling compaction.

Open-graded aggregates are generally washed to remove fines. The mixture must allow water to pass through at least 30 inches per hour to be permeable. In addition, it should be sulfate-sound and have abrasion resistance.

Some blends include top stones, which are durable gravel and sand. These materials typically have a useful life of seven to ten years.

Some permeable aggregates contain special coatings that can be used in bedding and joints. These coatings will remove dissolved phosphorous. They are often called “engineered” aggregates.