What to Do for Artificial Turf Repairs

Artificial turf offers a low-maintenance and durable solution for lawns, interior design, or sports facilities. While it is not immune to damage, knowing how to repair artificial turf can help you extend its lifespan and maintain its appearance. Here are some ways our team at Goat Turf helps repair the synthetic turf:

Repairing Tears and Holes

Before making any repairs, we clean the damaged area thoroughly. Using water, we can hose down sections of the turf and use a soft broom to help remove any debris. This may also include dirt or infill material to help maintain a smooth repair process. Our trained experts may then use a utility knife to trim around the damaged area. We cut out a rectangular or square piece around the tear or hole to remove all damaged fibers for the artificial turf.

Prepare a Replacement Patch

Our team may then use a piece of leftover turf that matches the size and shape of the trimmed area. We make sure to check that the direction of the grass blades on the patch matches the surrounding turf. Our specialists then apply turf adhesive around the edges of the trimmed area and on the back of the replacement patch. We make sure the adhesive is evenly distributed for a strong bond. Then, we carefully place the patch into the trimmed area, aligning the grass blades with the surrounding turf. Press down firmly to secure the patch in place.

We recommend placing a heavy object on top of the patch for extra stability, which will help it stay in place while the adhesive dries. 

Fixing Seam Separation

Our team at Goat Turf can help with fixing seam separation. We carefully lift the edges of the separated seam to expose the underlying surface. Any debris or old adhesive from the area is cleaned and prepared. We then place seaming tape along the length of the seam to make it centered. Once it’s in place, we apply turf adhesive on the seaming tape. It helps bring the edges of the turf together, pressing them firmly onto the adhesive-coated areas. We make sure the edges are correctly aligned and there are no gaps.

Restoring Flattened Areas

If the turf has become flattened or specific areas need restoration, Use a stiff-bristled brush or a gentle broom to brush the flattened fibers against the direction of the grain. This will help lift the fibers and restore their upright position. If the flattened area needs more infill, our team can add more infill, such as coated sand. After adding infill, brush the fibers again to help distribute the infill and lift the fibers. Repeat this process until the area looks natural and the fibers are upright.

Treating Burn Marks

We recommend using a pair of scissors or a utility knife to trim away the burnt fibers carefully. Be cautious not to cut into the backing of the turf. If the burn mark is small, you can glue individual fibers from a leftover turf into the damaged area. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the base of the replacement fibers and insert them into the backing. Our specialists can help you with this process to create a stable and durable surface. We can help apply the adhesive, and once it’s dried, gently brush the area to blend the replacement fibers with the surrounding turf. This will help conceal the repair and make it look more natural.

Preventive Measures

To minimize the need for repairs and extend the life of your artificial turf, we recommend regular maintenance, proper installation, and more. We suggest cleaning the turf by regularly removing debris and rinsing it with water. This will help prevent buildup to avoid damage in the future.

Our team at Goat Turf has the skills to install artificial turf using high-quality materials properly. Our professional techniques will also help prevent issues like seam separation. During a checkup, we also make sure the infill is leveled to avoid matting or flattened turf fibers. We also suggest keeping sharp objects or heavy equipment off the turf to prevent tears or punctures.

Professional Repair Services

While homeowners can handle minor repairs, some situations may require professional assistance. Our team at Goat Turf offers professional repair services to address more extensive damage and makes sure your artificial turf looks and performs its best. Our experienced specialists can handle a wide range of repair needs, from seam repairs to fiber replacement, using high-quality materials and techniques.

Contact Goat Turf Today for our Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is a durable and low-maintenance alternative to natural grass, but it may still experience damage over time. Knowing how to address common issues such as tears, seam separation, flattened areas, and burn marks will extend your turf’s longevity. Regular maintenance and preventive measures also help minimize the need for repairs. For more extensive damage, professional repair services from experts like Goat Turf help make sure your artificial turf remains in top condition, providing you with functional outdoor space for years.