Tips for Preventing Wrinkles in Artificial Turf

Due to the way and length of time that turf is stored, wrinkles in artificial grass are a frequent but manageable manufacturing result. The creases that appear after installation are exceedingly difficult (and sometimes expensive) to rectify. Wrinkles may be eliminated prior to installation and measures can be taken to prevent them from appearing in the future. Educating yourself on what you need to know before installing artificial turf is key to a successful installation.

Why Lines, Creases, and Wrinkles Occur

You probably have a general idea of what may happen to the lawn if you’ve ever over-dried clean clothes or failed to put them away right away.

Artificial grass is subjected to intense heat at various phases of production before being instantly rolled around a cylinder tube, where it stays for weeks until it reaches the desired location. The grass has totally cooled and taken shape around the cylinder during that period. Sometimes the roll may loosen, causing the grass to bunch and crumple in an unnatural fashion. Over time, this bunching will produce wrinkles. Thankfully, this can be prevented.

Steps to Prevent Wrinkles in Artificial Grass

  • Tip #1: Unroll and lay flat in the sun for at least 2 hours.
  • Tip #2: Remove pre-existing soil and organic debris for a long-lasting application.
  • Tip #3: Aim for 95-98% subbase compaction.
  • Tip #4: Use a carpet kicker.
  • Tip #5: Secure the perimeter.
  • Tip #6: Add weight with infill.
  • Tip #7: Reach out for help when problems arise.

U.S. Artificial Grass Can Help!

Preparation is essential for effective artificial grass installations. Knowing how to prep the ground before installing artificial turf is helpful in achieving a smooth surface to prevent wrinkles. Whether you’re a skilled do-it-yourselfer or a seasoned landscaping specialist, it’s always worth the effort to conduct the study to know precisely what to anticipate.

We have trained technicians that have years of experience troubleshooting the most difficult installation situations. Don’t wait to reach out to us at U.S. Artificial Grass.

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