While turf is a great way to replace a traditional lawn, it is important to understand the different components that make up turf. You aren’t going to simply put the turf on top of existing soil or grass. No, it is important to make sure the turf has the right base and that there is good drainage for your turf. In this article, we will cover different types of bases for turf. If you have questions about turf installation or would like a quote for turf installation in the Northeast, give us a call or use our estimate form.
Crushed Base For Turf Installations
One option for turf is crushed miscellaneous base or CMD. This is a mix of sand and gravel and is very budget friendly. These bases are made of a blend of different materials usually including gravel and most pieces are no larger than three-quarters of an inch. This provides a high level of stability for your turf installation.
Granite Base For Turf Installations
Granite can also be pulverized and mixed with sand and other materials as a base for turf. This tends to be more expensive than using miscellaneous crushed materials, but many professional turf fields for sports use granite. Decomposed granite or limestone are two rarer materials that are sometimes used for base material instead of miscellaneous gravel. Regardless of what is used, it is important that the material provides stability. Above the base is where the shock pad is placed to make the surface of the turf feel more similar to a traditional grass and dirt yard.
Learn More About Turf Installation
If you are interested in learning more about turf installation or want to know about the different layers that go into making turf, we would be happy to discuss it with you. We can discuss the various different materials and substances used to make turf, the different costs, and the different options you have. Turf installations are often tailored to the client. For example, if you are getting turf for an athletic field, you might want the turf to feel and react more in line with a traditional soccer or football field. But if you are getting turf for your backyard or for a dog kennel you will want turf that is safe for pets and also features drainage to make it easier to clean. Regardless of what you need, we can help. Give us a call today or use our estimate form to discuss turf installation services.