A synthetic turf field requires significantly less maintenance as compared to a natural grass field. This fact should not be taken too literally. It is imperative to implement a synthetic turf maintenance program and associated testing to protect your investment and maximize the useful life of the turf. Most importantly, regular synthetic turf testing helps you provide safe field conditions for the players.
Shortly after installation, a series of ASTM standard tests should be performed. These tests set the benchmark for field performance to compare against test results taken throughout its life. Field performance scores provide a rating system for critical test areas that will identify if the field is performing within the desired range or that it needs to be replaced.
Sportworks Field Design provides the following testing services under the direction of Craig A. Honkomp, P.E., P.S., Synthetic Turf Council Board of Directors member: