Here is an interesting tidbit about synthetic turf athletic fields. Crumb rubber, derived from recycled tires, enhances performance. It provides infill for sports fields and paving for running tracks. In addition, crumb rubber adds cushioning and springiness to protect athletes. Consequently, crumb rubber surfaces dry quickly, drain excess moisture, reduce dust and mud, and minimize freezing. So rain or shine, crumb rubber fields are ready for action.
“Environmental benefits of synthetic turf athletic fields utilizing crumb rubber is significant,” said Charlie Ferer, CEO of Paradise Greens. “Not only does the field provide an outlet for recycled rubber, it’s eco-conscious too. Replacing a grass field with synthetic material can save as much as 50,000 gallons of water each week. In addition, it eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers.”
Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields and Crumb Rubber
Crumb rubber synthetic turf athletic fields provides stability and resiliency. A single synthetic turf athletic field requires approximately 125 tons of crumb rubber. Consequently, this saves about 20,000 tires from becoming part of landfills or stockpiles.
The Synthetic Turf Council reports artificial turf installs in 4,500 fields, tracks and playgrounds in the United States. Synthetic turf originally found use in professional sports and college stadiums. However, now you can find them in municipal parks, golf courses, playgrounds and private residences,
The use of crumb rubber and other infills for athletic surfaces offers many benefits such as: prevention of injuries and reduction of stress on leg muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. The specially designed infill with dust free rubber granules helps prevent “flyout,” “splashing,” and migration of the base so that traction, drainage and shock absorption are maximized, and not compromised.
Using post-industrial tires as artificial turf infill reclaims more than 110 million tires annually throughout the United States and Canada, creating about 1.5 billion lbs. of recycled rubber for sustainable products.
For your artificial athletic turf needs contact Paradise Greens. You can speak with an athletic sports field expert to help plan your project, or visit us online at www.paradisegreens.com to view our exclusive line of artificial.