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Installing Artificial Grass may just be the perfect way to give your tired looking garden a facelift. Old worn looking garden can easily be transformed into lush green grass that’s perfect for entertaining your friends and family, and for the kids to play on all year round – and of course, it’s a pet friendly too. As for parents who wants to see their children play around onto their garden, their safety is the main priority that’s why parents try and install Shock Pads underlay to their Artificial Grass because of its obvious benefit of being soft and springy underfoot which is perfect for kids playing around. Considering in installing Shock Pads underneath an artificial grass, it is extremely important to choose a good quality foam. Try to avoid recycled foams as they tend to absorb moisture, causing them to expand and contract. The smell of the dog/cat urine can become trapped in the foam making the odor very difficult to remove. Therefore, always ensure to choose a foam underlay that has a built-in draining holes that allow liquids to run through freely, without being absorbed.
Providing safety measures should an accident happen, that’s why shock pads are ideal for areas like playgrounds and schools or where any play equipment is installed. Shock Pads comes in 25mm thickness, comes in sheets of 1.1 x 1.5m and allows for a Critical Fall Height of 1.4m. if required it can also be doubled-up to create a 50mm Shock Pad to allow for up to a 2m Critical Fall Height.
Here are the steps on How to Install Shock Pad under Synthetic Grass:
Step 1 –
Remove existing earth, dirt and sand down to the required depth. This includes removing the existing grass area, its root base and a section of soil underneath. This is reduced to a specific depth to enable to install all the layers required to construct the high quality, fully porous fake grass system.
Step 2 –
Apply and fit the weed barrier on the exposed soil base. This is placed to prevent the growth of weeds and sinking of the aggregate across the whole base of the artificial lawn.
Step 3 –
Construct an aggregate base across the whole area where the artificial grass lawn is to be fitted. Then compacts the area using a compactor equipment.
Step 4 –
Level the base lawn area. Use a specific material including a screed bar to ensure a perfect level across the lawn area. This provides a strong, durable and professionally levelled base for precise installation of an artificial grass lawn.
Step 5 –
Shock-pad base fit. Fit the shock pad base on top of the aggregate base. Roll out the first piece of foam and cut to the required shape. You will find it easiest to cut all the foam and lay it in into position before you begin to glue anything. (TIP: As the foam comes on a roll, it will naturally try to roll itself back up soon as you let go of it. To stop this from happening, place a heavy object on each end to hold it in position.) Secure all the pieces of foam together, using a masking tape. Once the foam has been cut to shape and taped up, you can begin the gluing process. Depending on the temperature, you usually get around 30 minutes to work with the glue, so you’ll need to work reasonably quickly.
Step 6 –
Supply and fit the chosen artificial grass. Roll out the first piece of artificial grass, ensuring it covers the foam. Cut it into sizes. Take good care when cutting as you only get one chance to get it right. If you have joints, you’ll need to trim three stiches off the edge of each piece of grass, to form an invisible join. As with a normal artificial grass installation, you’ll need to glue the joints together. The easiest way to complete this step is to just glue the joints at this stage and then leave the glue to go off, before gluing the perimeter.
Step 7 –
Apply strong, durable quality glue to all the edges. Now that any joints have been secured, you’ll be able to fold back the grass at the edges (without the joints coming apart) and apply a layer of glue to the entire lawn perimeter. Use the same methods that was used when securing the foam underlay. Ensure that the glue runs continuously along every part of the perimeter, without leaving any gaps.  These gaps will be potential weaknesses where it may be possible to lift the grass. To ensure the grass and foam bond sufficiently, it’s advisable to stay off the grass for the next couple of hours, to prevent the fake grass from moving around underfoot.
Step 8 –
To finish, apply and mechanically brush silica sand infill to your grass. To provide exceptional stability and protection of the entire installation, a silica sand infill is applied with a special drop spreader and then mechanically brushed it. This product is an essential part of the installation process. The silica sand not only maintains the lawn, it also ensures it will remain stabilized and prevents it moving or ripping when exposed to extremely hot weather. Every artificial grass has a very slight pile direction and this step should be done by brushing into the pile, which will lift the fibers.

Now you can step back and enjoy the result ?

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Shock pads are an impact absorbing surface which is made of polyethylene pieces that are commonly used in playgrounds to prevent injuries associated with falling. Due to its excellent drainage capabilities, shock pads can also be laid on roofs or in concrete areas to stop water collecting. Used underneath artificial grass too, shock pads contribute a softer feel underfoot too.
Shock pads which is used in playgrounds and children’s play areas should have a critical fall height rating. This is the measured height from which a child can fall from equipment, head first onto the material without sustaining critical head injuries. Schools and creches often install artificial grass to give their children an outdoor play area that can be used in all weather conditions. The addition of a Shock Pad underlay will give the teachers and childcare assistants reassurance that the children are protected when they stumble, fall or jump on the ground. Impacts are absorbed on compression, creating a cushion to soften the fall and returning to its original shape once pressure is lifted. This design ensures your artificial turf will stay flat and level regardless of the number of impacts it sustain. Excellent drainage guarantees that play areas soon dry out after the rain, ensuring playtime is not restricted to sunny days. This shock pads are perfect for installations to playgrounds where safety is a priority.
Here are some other uses of Shock Pads:
Shock Pads in Garden
If your garden is used as a play area, Shock Pad can give you piece of mind that any impact from falls or bumps is minimized. It can be installed near trampolines, swing sets or play equipment. Coupled with artificial grass, your garden will be a safe, clean and hard-wearing place for everyone to enjoy.
Shock Pads in Concrete, Paving or Decking
Shock Pads can almost be installed in any surface. Installing artificial grass onto concrete, gravel, paving or decking is a popular option for many people. Having a layer of Shock Pad underlay will ensure that your new lawn feels soft and safe underfoot.
Shock Pad is also a great option for gyms and sports clubs looking for an indoor functional training area for members and players.

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Shock pad is a type of underlay that is often used as a base for artificial grass in schools and nurseries. Made from fused together polyethylene pieces, Shock pad is a fall cushioning substrate. It has a spongy, but firm feel which makes it perfect for use as an outdoor safety surface. Shock pads is a legal requirement in schools where high play equipment’s is used, but it is also becoming increasingly popular in back gardens as well. As the trend for bigger and better and ever more complex play structures in back gardens gathers pace, so does demand for the underlay shock pad. A climbing frame can provide hours of back garden fun for kids. Parents also want to ensure that when playing and the kids slips and falls they won’t get hurt. Shock pads also add safety from falls, increase the playability of your pitch and ensure that your artificial grass playing surface lasts longer. This helps increase the lifespan of your artificial grass if it is used as a playing surface by protecting the backing from abrasion and compaction. In addition, if your artificial grass is being used as a playing surface, a shock absorbing layer will provide a predictable bounce of the ball, and a safer more cushioned playing surface. On the other hand, installation of artificial grass can be tricky in properties with gardens that don’t have any side access. Using shock pad in these scenarios means a cleaner installation which minimizes the amount of hard landscaping material that needs to be taken though the house. While excavating the lawn will still be necessary, the installation process is quicker when shock pads is used as it replaces the need for an aggregate to be laid and compacted.
Here are the features that you might need to know about Shock Pads:

  1. The shock pad underlay is very easy to install because of light weight and easy handling. It usually takes one day to finish a standard size football field.
  2. Closed cell PE foam doesn’t absorb water; which makes the installation will not be affected by bad weather.
  3. Since edges of the shock pad underlay were cut neatly, all the joints can be easily and accurately welded.
  4. The unique design offers excellent eater drainage and avoid swelling or shrinking and thus the dimension always remains stable.
  5. Excellent shock absorption and ball rebound.
  6. It does not rot and pulverize and has the long usage life.
  7. Heavy-duty machine is no problem to move since it has a flat surface.
  8. Roll length can be tailored to the size, which reduces waste and labor force to utmost.
  9. Stable shock absorption keeps the system sports performance stable for a long time.

Here are the Benefits that you can get from Shock Pads:

  • Provide better shock absorbency and protection for players
  • Create a smoother, more uniform field
  • Increases the lifespan of the turf itself
  • Enable us to reduce the height of the turf to increase pile density and reduce the quantities of more expensive alternative infills required
  • Can be used for more than one filed lifecycle, making costs over time very attractive
  • Prevents from injury

Choosing the right type of shock pad for your pitch is influenced by how it performs with the chosen surface. Thee are choices of thickness, densities and materials. That’s why here at NICE BACKYARD we supply the best shock pad product that will suit for your needs. We even install and deliver Australia wide for all the customers.