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Better Installation for Long Lasting Artificial Grass in Essex

Monday, June 25th, 2012

With Leisure Tech Lawns, you can be confident in the longevity of your new artificial grass lawn.  Unlike other companies – we include a hard core base as standard for a perfectly level lawn and enhanced drainage.

Here’s an overview of the install process and with pictures from a recent project in Essex.

  1. The old surface is removed and levelled
  2. A type 1 hardcore base is laid and compacted using a wacker plate
  3. A timber frame is constructed and positioned for fixing
  4. The area is levelled with a layer of sand
  5. A geotextile weed membrane is placed on top
  6. Grass is rolled out, positioned and nailed down to the timber batons
  7. Seams are joined and edges trimmed
  8. Sand is brushed into the lawn to weigh it down and give it a softer feel

artificial grass compacting crushed hard coreMore Secure

If the surface isn’t perfectly level, it can cause weak points that put the artificial grass under strain. These weak points will be susceptible to wear and tear and the stress can cause rips and tears.  To achieve a level surface we use a compacted hardcore base.  This also stops the sand from moving.    The timber frame gives a perfect level to secure the grass to which will never sink.  This is fixed all around the edges so it will never move.

Enhanced Drainage

We use a holed latex backing that allows water to drain easily.  We use high quality synthetic sports dressing sand.  This has no fine particles; this means water is free to pass through without becoming clogged up.  It does not clog up over time like cheap silica sand.  Underneath, is base of crushed hard core which aids the drainage process even further.  All this ensures you have no problems…no matter how hard it rains.  If you had poor drainage to start with you’ll encounter no further issues.

Artificial grass installation in essexPest Prevention

There’s no need to worry about moles or rabbits – they’re unlikely to tunnel through the hard base.  Even then, they’d never get through the strong geotex membrane that prevents weed growth.  The heavy duty backing on our artificial grass provides a further barrier, so you can relax in the knowledge that nothing with ever reach the surface.

Long Lasting Artificial Grass

Installing artificial grass sounds easy but without experience and the right materials, things can go terribly wrong.  Besides once you’ve bought the hard core, sand, adhesives, tools and hired a compacting machinery – you’ll probably end up spending more.  We can install your new artificial grass lawn from just £45 per sqm.  This price includes all labour, materials and VAT.  We cover the whole of Essex and surrounding counties.  For your free quote, call 01371 875901.

Installed Artificial Grass in Essex

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Leisure Tech Artificial Lawns
2 Pens Cottage, Doctors Pond
Great Dunmow
Essex, CM6 1BB

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