Installing artificial turf: How water helps on the job site

One thing that most people don’t realize is that water helps on the job site and not just as what you would think you would use it for.

We use water as weight.  That’s right, weight.  One of the more important steps in the process of installing turf is preparing the layers underneath.  Besides our regular power compactor, we also use a hand roller.  To help save weight on the truck and to be safe loading and unloading it, we use a roller that requires water ballast.

When we get to the job site, we attach a hose to the roller and fill it with water.  Once we are done we empty the drum and drain the water into gardens and onto real lawns so it isn’t wasted.

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