FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll try and answer some of our most commonly asked questions.  If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

How does the turf drain?

There are perforation holes every 6”. Studies show the turf will drain very similar to you existing yard. During heavy rainfall the water will run towards the storm drains. During this time the water is draining through these perf holes. We will advise at time of visit of any drainage issues.

What's involved in Base Creation

Base is dependant on the application. Typically we install a base that is 3-4” thick. The material is based on the application as well however crusher run and limestone for fine grading are the go to aggregates and we find the most successful for our area.

*For new build applications the architect will define the requirements.

We first rough grade with ¾ crushed limestone. We then fine grade with limestone screenings. Please note that we use a vibratory tamper to compact the subgrade prior to base construction and use the same tamper throughout. In the case of putting greens we take extra precautions. We install a

geotextile to separate the sub base from the crushed stone base.  We also stabilize the sub base with Portland when required. We compact our base to 90% proctor. If a commercial job, the architect will stipulate the depth of base and type of base material.

The Ultra Base System is gaining in popularity as it helps with drainage in difficult areas as well as grade stability and ball roll consistency in Golf Green applications.

Is there zero maintenance?

Turf removes the need for watering, fertilizing and cutting but there is still a requirement to keep it free of organic debris.  Maintenance requirements are greatly reduced but we never call it maintenance free.

*For new build applications the architect will define the requirements.

We first rough grade with ¾ crushed limestone. We then fine grade with limestone screenings. Please note that we use a vibratory tamper to compact the subgrade prior to base construction and use the same tamper throughout. In the case of putting greens we take extra precautions. We install a

geotextile to separate the sub base from the crushed stone base.  We also stabilize the sub base with Portland when required. We compact our base to 90% proctor. If a commercial job, the architect will stipulate the depth of base and type of base material.

The Ultra Base System is gaining in popularity as it helps with drainage in difficult areas as well as grade stability and ball roll consistency in Golf Green applications.

How is the turf held in place?

We secure all the edges with 10” spikes in most cases. There are other installations that call for nailer borders etc.

What is zeofill?

You can read about it in detail here. Zeofill.com. It helps reduce odours for dog runs.

Is turf safe for both humans and pets?

All our turf is tested in Canada for and are far within standards. We can provide test data at any time.

 

Will The Weeds Ever Come back?

Many factors contribute to the presence and persistence of weeds in your lawn. We recommend that you use a weed block to help protect your new turf from weed growth.

 

How Is Turf installed?

The synthetic turf is rolled out and cut to the area. In case of multiple pieces of turf the grain of the fibers from each piece are kept in the same direction. The turf pieces are then seamed with professional top grade seaming tape and glue ONLY.

 

What is the infill Material

There may be more than one type of infill used. In many cases, silica sand is preferred. We do use zero fill for dog runs and different mixes for sport fields.

 

How Long will the turf last

If the minimal maintenance is done it will last in excess of 20 years.

 

Do you have More Questions?

If you have more questions about our products or artificial turf in general, please feel free to get in touch.  One of our team will be happy to assist you.

3370 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga ON
(647) 891-1314
sales@twoguysandashovel.com

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