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How Does Synthetic Turf Keep Water From Puddling? Find out!

Synthetic Turf Keep Water From Puddling

Those who have synthetic turf will tell you that it’s a great way to resolve any drainage or puddling problems. This is one of the best advantages of installing synthetic turf. There are several reasons why it works so well to resolve draining issues.




Those installing your synthetic turf will prepare the land first by removing all the natural grass. They will then evaluate the topography and work to level it before installing artificial grass. That means installers will eliminate dips and valleys in your yard that typically are areas where water pools. Your yard will be as level as possible before installation begins.

Creating Channels

Your installers may create channels in your yard as part of the project. This method allows water to drain down a slope to one low area at your yard’s edge. Installers dig to create a number of channels to allow drainage. The channels can be as simple as smaller paths for water in the cover material or a complete network of larger tubes that produces maximum drainage.

Yards that have a gentle slope are perfect for using the channel method.

Finger System

Those installing your synthetic turf may use the finger system to eliminate drainage and pooling issues. This has basically four components. The first could include grooves created in the soil to maximize drainage. These are small and filled with pea gravel or another stone. The small network of grooves is why it’s called the finger system as it allows water to trickle down into the soil or a pooling area.

The ground cover lays on the dirt, then infill is placed and the synthetic turf carpet layer is installed on top. The artificial grass carpet has holes for penetration. Typically, it has a mesh backing so water can pass through. The water then goes through the infill and then through the ground cover. Eventually, it seeps into the soil below.

Blade Coating

The ways synthetic blades are manufactured reduces pooling or drainage issues. Blades are coating with a protective material to prevent them from slipping out of their backing. Typically, the coating is porous so water drains through the product to the ground. The other manufacturing option is the grass fabric includes holes to allow drainage.

The manufacturing standards for synthetic grass makes it an effective product to eliminate water pooling or drainage issues. The methods used in installation also further reduces problems related to water drainage.

Installing synthetic turf is one good way to resolve some common problems many homeowners experience with their yards. Once it is installed, you will find you can use your whole yard more because there will not be puddles or mud. That means more time for the whole family to spend outside!