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Artificial Turf Resources
At American Athletic Track and Turf, we take pride in having the answers for our valued clients. Our wealth of knowledge in the track and field industry spans more than 25 years, earning us numerous awards. Located in Southampton Township, NJ, and Haines City, FL, our service areas include Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Florida. If your school or athletic facility is considering an upgrade, take a few moments to learn about artificial turf and enjoy the benefits that come from making an informed selection.
Whitepapers and Resources
Is artificial turf the right choice? Countless American Athletic Track and Turf clients prefer artificial turf fields because of the advantages they provide compared to natural grass. For example, artificial turf is easier to maintain and can decrease the risk of injury to athletes. Find the information you need within this helpful list of whitepapers and other trustworthy sources:
Artificial Turf 101
In Artificial Turf 101, you will learn the basics about buying and installing your new turf field. Find out how to locate a quality designer who can successfully make your vision a reality. Discover the right questions to ask artificial turf manufacturers. Learn the necessary details on in-fill material, which is paramount for keeping the turf in place and providing the appropriate cushioning effect.
Facility Information Guide
The Facility Information Guide will help you assess the condition of your current facility and set realistic expectations for your upcoming project. Since requirements for facilities vary between the high school and collegiate levels, you’ll gain a clear understanding of these different standards before the installation.
Contract Qualifications for an Artificial Turf Build
Review this resource on contractor qualifications for turf fields to know what to look for in a builder. Plus, get assistance with the contract portion of your build through our SmartBuy Co-Op Purchasing Program. It includes multiple National Cooperative Purchasing Agencies and allows you to purchase turf across the U.S. on previously bid contracts with preferential pricing.
Use our contractor comparison checklist and its handy 27-point guide to maintain control over every detail of your project. The checklist will keep you organized and provide contractors with clarity regarding your expectations.
American Athletic can be counted on for a variety of warranties and repair help. The standard manufacturer’s warranty on a new artificial turf field generally lasts for eight years.
Learn the facts and requirements about artificial turf in this helpful video featuring the Executive Director of the American Sports Builders Association.
Why Hire a Certified Track Builder?
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) Certified Field Builder Program was developed to help raise professional standards and to improve the practice of field construction. ASBA-certified builders must pass a comprehensive exam on field construction and maintenance. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing your builder will produce a field that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Alturna Mats are ground protection mats that virtually eliminate damage to lawns and landscaped areas. Available in an economical package of 12 mats, plus accessories and a convenient metal storage-skid rack, they feature 4 ft x 8 ft or 3 ft x 8 ft mats with a non-slip AlturnaGrip surface tread. These tough mats are not damaged by heat or cold and readily handle loads of up to 60 tons.
Request More Artificial Turf Installation Information Today
For decades, American Athletic Track and Turf has been regarded as a go-to provider of construction services for athletic facilities. We’ve amassed 13 ASBA national awards for Sports Construction Excellence and boast impressive partnerships with Beynon Sports Surfaces and Field Turf USA. This means clients in the following service areas can count on our team to get their projects started on the right foot:
- New Jersey
- Southern Massachusetts
- Eastern Pennsylvania
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- Orlando, Florida area
Contact American Athletic Track and Turf for answers to specific questions about artificial turf. The possibilities and options available through our team will ease the burden of installing new artificial turf fields, running tracks, and more. We’re also happy to provide you with a risk-free quote, as well as additional resources from our Smart Start Toolbox.
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