Over the years, hundreds of synthetic turf putting greens succumb to a “wrinkling affect” due to improper installation. The biggest cause behind these wrinkles is often due to improper infill amount along with temperature changes.
Whether you are installing texturized or slit-film (a.k.a. fibrillated) turf, it is critical to understand what it takes to “ballast” the product as well as “negative thermal expansion’s” role for a successful putting green installation.
Critical Terms to Remember
- “Ballast” is defined as a heavy material used to improve stability and maintain balance and steadiness.
- “Negative thermal expansion” is defined as the tendency of matter to change in volume in response to a change in temperature through heat transfer.
These two concepts will play a major role to a successful putting green install, wrinkles not included.