Instead of removing and disposing your aged field, FieldTurf Re-Cover, a patent pending process, installs your new field on top of the existing surface. The system doesn’t compromise on safety, performance or drainage. In fact, the field being covered becomes a built-in shock pad, helping to reduce the field GMAX and acting like a high-performance e-layer.
You invested a significant amount in your initial field, so why throw away the investment? The fibers might appear worn, but the infill still has tremendous shock absorption properties. Our application helps repurpose your field and reduce costs for your program. Don’t work harder, work smarter.
The existing field in Re-Cover acts similarly to an elastic layer, a leading underlayment solution. Both are composed in large part of SBR Rubber and range in similar system thickness. A standard high-performance elastic layer is usually between 20 – 25mm in thickness, while a standard aged high performance turf system will have between 35 – 40mm of infill. Re-Cover allows you to repurpose your existing field to help your new surface perform.
1. Field Inspection
To start, FieldTurf experts perform a full facility inspection to warrant that your surface meets the Re-Cover qualifications. Ensuring
proper drainage, planarity, and curb design is key to preparing your field for Re-Cover. An initial site visit is conducted by a FIeldTurf
technician for pre-approval and a second visit is conducted by an independent laboratory to ensure that the field is fit for Re-Cover.
2. Existing Field is Leveled
To allow for consistent footing, ball-to-surface interaction and performance on Re-Cover, the existing field is carefully leveled to ensure planarity. A surfactant is then applied to the existing infill to lower surface tension and aid in reducing long-term compaction.
3. New Field is Laid
Once the existing surface is prepared, the new field is installed following the same procedure as a standard installation.
4. Edging is Adjusted
To ensure your Re-Cover field meets with your curb correctly, the infill of the existing field is tapered to allow for a natural slope. Then the Re-Cover carpet is attached to the nailer board and infilled, completing the edging adjustment.
WILL RE-COVER AFFECT MY FIELD’S ABILITY TO DRAIN?
NO. FieldTurf experts perform a full facility inspection to warrant
that your surface meets the Re-Cover qualifications. Permeability
testing and verifications will be executed to ensure successful
long-term drainage. If your current field drains successfully,
your Re-Cover field will drain correctly.
DOES RE-COVER MEET THE NECESSARY SAFETY & PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS?
YES. On-field and extensive laboratory testing (internal & third-party)
has demonstrated that Re-Cover meets or exceeds the necessary
safety & performance requirements.
CAN WE RE-COVER ANY TYPE OF ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD?
YES. There are no limitations to the type of field that can be
recovered, pending pre-inspection testing on planarity and Gmax.
DOES RE-COVER COME WITH A DIFFERENT WARRANTY?
NO. The same FieldTurf standard 8-year warranty is offered with
Re-Cover and replacement projects.