The Refurbishment Process
Refurbishment of synthetic grass, synthetic turf or Astroturf sports surfaces with the Hydrofast System.
The Hydrofast System, developed by Sweepfast since 2002, and has been used in its current form since 2004. In this form in excess of 1,000,000 sq m of Astro Turf have successfully been treated and there are currently 4 teams on the road covering the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe.
In April 2006 the System was assessed whilst in use on a 15mm deep surface by Dr Andrew Mcleod MSc, F inst G, whilst completeing his Engineering Doctorate into The Maintenance and Management of Synthetic Surfaces at Cranfield University and found it to be as effective as compressed air systems.
A full refurbishment needs to be carried out when drainage through an artificial turf, Astroturf™ or artificial grass sports surface ceases to occur, i.e. after heavy rain, surface water fails to drain through the carpet & flushes organic debris to the surface often seen as thick black sludge. This is biological debris which accumulates in the top layer of sand infill. This problem can largely be prevented by the regular removal of surface debris (this could easily have been carried out by regular use of a Sweepfast Cleansweep). This need not be confined to large clubs, as private tennis courts can be treated in the same way.
Once this process has been completed strict adherence to Sweepfast guidelines for regular maintenance will ensure the surface maintains it's good looks and playability for years to come.
Follow the links below and see the wide ranging applications for this unique method of refurbishing contaminated astro turf surfaces, from private tennis courts, to multiple club tennis courts from five a-side football pitches to full size hockey and football surfaces.