Sports Pitch Resurfacing
Every type of synthetic sports surface has a finite lifespan and will have to be resurfaced, retextured, re-sprayed, or refurbished at some point.
Once a surface has passed its peak performance, its play characteristics like ball bounce, ball roll, evenness, slide resistance, and ability to permeate rainwater will diminish steadily. Choosing the right time to resurface will depend on budget, safety, and return on investment; and Blakedown are at the ready to offer a complete refurbishment service for any artificial turf pitch, athletics track, or court.
What Blakedown offer...
Blakedown is a civil engineering company specialising in synthetic sports surfaces. Operating for more than fifty years, we have built and resurfaced hundreds of sports venues across the UK, and we offer a wide range of resurfacing and upgrade options for any sports facility.
Whether our clients require a simple replacement of the playing surface, an extension of the dimensions of a surface, a change-of-use transformation from one type of surface to another, or an upgrade to meet new performance standards, they can be sure of a first class service from our dedicated contracts teams.
Case Study | Resurfacing
Blakedown Sport & Play are very proud to have been involved with the refurbishment works at Southgate Hockey Club in Hertfordshire. Major fund-raising efforts by members of the first division club made it possible for both of the full-size pitches to be resurfaced.
Client:Southgate Hockey Club
Contract Type: JCT
Contract Value: £350,000
Build time: 7 weeks
Edel's high-specification hockey product Triple-T was the sports turf selected for both the water-based and sand-dressed pitches, offering a high ball speed with good grip and low friction, ideal for top-level competition hockey. » View this project in detail
3G Pitch Resurfacing
Blakedown offer a range of 3G sports turfs to suit any requirement: longer pile turfs suitable for rugby, shorter pile turfs suitable for hockey, fibrillated turfs to withstand intensive usage, and monofilament turfs for superior performance.
We are able to supply and install every aspect of a 3G pitch resurfacing operation, and advise on product suitability, surface lifespan and upgrade options.
Astroturf Pitch Resurfacing
Blakedown can resurface or upgrade any sand-filled (astroturf) or sand-dressed artificial turf pitch including replacing or repairing the shockpad, replacing or upgrading the choice of playing surface, and installing the sand infill.
We offer various yarn types, pile heights, face weights and colours; and our dedicated contracts teams are ready to complete a surface to suit any budget or performance requirement.
Athletics Track Resurfacing
Blakedown have the experience and expertise to resurface any athletics track including porous, sandwich, and solid systems.
We can repair or resurface the shockpad, lay the textured rubber EPDM playing surface, apply the polyurethane top-coat, and mark out the lines of the track and sprint straight.
Polymeric MUGA Resurfacing
A polymeric MUGA is a multi-use surface suitable for netball, basketball, tennis, mini-football, quick cricket, and badminton. As such, polymeric games areas tend to get a lot of usage which wears the system down.
Blakedown can provide every aspect of the polymeric resurfacing operation including shockpad repairs or replacement, line marking, and ancillary works to fencing and floodlighting. In addition, we can supply replacement polymeric surfaces in almost any colour.
Tarmac MUGA and Court Resurfacing
The two main hazards affecting tarmac surfaces are the roots of weeds and mosses burrowing into the surface and cracking up the top layer, and water permeating through the open-textured surface, freezing, and then cracking it from within.
Our services include the complete resurfacing of tarmac MUGA's and courts, application of a binder course to protect the surface from fretting, spraying an acrylic anti-slip coat, and line marking.
5-a-side Pitch Resurfacing
As the exclusive construction partner of Goals Soccer Centres, Blakedown have good experience in resurfacing 5-a-side pitches that are used intensively.
Our services include resurfacing or upgrading 3G, sand-dressed, astroturf, polymeric, and tarmac 5-a-sides and MUGA's, and we are also able to convert one surface to another to suit the changing requirements of our clients and their users.
Transform and Upgrade
The table offers a guide to surface and sport suitability. In order to transform a facility from one surface to another, the first step is to ensure that the primary designated sports are compatible with the upgrade option.
The next step is to establish if the base works and shockpad are suitable and in satisfactory condition to be retained. Please feel free to call or email us for a consultation with our sales team.
[✔✔✔ = Ideal. ✔✔ = Very suitable. ✔ = Suitable. ✖ = Not suitable.]
|Sand-filled||✔ ✔||✖||✔ ✔||✔ ✔||✔||✔|
|Sand-dressed||✔ ✔||✖||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔||✔ ✔|
|Water-based||✔||✖||✔ ✔ ✔||✖||✔||✔|
|Tarmac||✔||✖||✖||✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔|
|Acrylic-coated Tarmac||✔||✖||✖||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔|
|Polymeric||✔||✖||✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔|
|3G 40mm pile||✔ ✔ ✔||✔||✔||✖||✖||✖|
|3G 50mm pile||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔||✔||✖||✖||✖|
|3G 60-65mm pile||✔ ✔ ✔||✔ ✔ ✔||✖||✖||✖||✖|