Artificial Pitch Resurfacing

Artificial Pitch Resurfacing

Inevitably any synthetic sports pitch or athletics track including football or rugby 3G, water-based, sand-dressed, or sand-filled hockey pitches will require resurfacing once it has reached the end of its life span.

Why Resurface?

When artificial carpet conditions deteriorate, it is essential to refurbish your sports pitch to uphold the pitch ‘Field Test Certification’ for the facility with your associated governing body and more importantly to ensure player safety and continued playing performance.

See our blog on why it is important to resurface your sports pitch:

Minimum Disruption:

McArdle Sport Tec can uplift your old artificial carpet (and shockpad if required) and install a new, high-quality surface with minimal downtime, we can replace a whole pitch very quickly.

That Personal Touch:

A project specific team will be allocated to manage the refurbishment from start to finish.

Constant presence and communication ensure that any developments are relayed to the client as soon as possible, including any additional repairs or improvements that may be required. The project team will oversee the whole process ensuring client satisfaction and highest quality of the refurbishment works.

What About the Old Carpet?

The worn synthetic carpet will be disposed of responsibly and sustainably and is often reused or recycled through our partners TigerTurf or through long standing associates who specialise in recycling old artificial carpets, the surface will not go to landfill.

How Will I Know If the Pitch Needs Resurfacing?

Tell-tale signs to look out for:

  • Seams weakening & opening up
  • Ineffective drainage
  • Loose artificial grass fibres
  • Flattened & worn areas
  • Failing governing bodies ‘Field Pitch Tests’
  • Obvious carpet damage, wear & tear
  • Carpet warranty expiration
  • Carpet lifting and creasing
  • Becoming slippery underfoot

If your sports pitch is maintained regularly by an outsourced company, inspected or tested to maintain Field Pitch Certification, it would be possible to predict when the pitch performance is starting to decline, the appropriate testing bodies will inform you if the pitch needs resurfacing.

Pitch Foundations and Shock pad:

The quality of the original pitch foundations and shock pad (if it has one), is crucial to determine whether the refurbishment budget will only involve the cost of replacing the synthetic carpet or whether additional expenses need to be factored into the refurbishment.

A substandard shock pad or inferior sub-base will considerably increase the cost of refurbishing the sports pitch, and depending on how old the facility is, the shock pad or engineered base may be deteriorating.

What about Athletics Tracks?

We also resurface athletics tracks, if you have an 8 or 6 lane oval facility please contact us to discuss this further.

Still Unsure?

Contact us to speak to one of our experts about sports pitch resurfacing or to obtain a quote please contact us on: 01491 827 810 or

Case Studies

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