SYNLawn saves the day for Sacramento Elementary School

Matt Wagner Commercial Projects, News

Getting the project completed in a hurry

Sacramento, CA — Sometimes, a company has to go above and beyond to make a challenging situation a success. SYNLawn Sacramento did just this for the Harkness Elementary School playground project. The company initially supplied artificial turf to a local landscaping company to handle the installation, but a miscommunication between the architect and installers led to challenges. SYNLawn not only provided the replacement synthetic turf to get the project completed in a hurry but also flew a training crew out to the Sacramento Elementary School, to ensure that both the landscapers and architects were familiar with the proper installation techniques.

Understanding the SYNLawn Specifications for Easy Installation

When it comes to installations at a school or child-care facility, many designers and architects err on the side of caution by adding extra padding and supportive materials to protect children in case of a fall. SYNLawn turf systems are IPEMA-certified for installation with proven and tested installation techniques to ensure safety. In areas where a child is susceptible to trip and fall while playing, SYNLawn playground system provides a safe environment to help prevent injuries.
Since the landscaping crew was working to cover slopes and hills, attaching both padding and turf was naturally taking longer than they expected. SYNLawn saved the day by presenting the landscaping crew the easiest techniques for getting smooth and perfect seams on slopes and uneven ground. With updates to the safety requirements and design specifications, the project went much more smoothly. The team even managed to wrap up the installation right before the first day of school so that returning students could enjoy their new playground.

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Choosing a Green Product Designed for Playground Use

Not all artificial grass products are created equally. SYNLawn’s playground turf is tough enough to handle daily wear and tear, works well for fall zones, and is safe to use in other areas without additional underlayment. SYNLawn is also a “green” artificial grass product, thanks to the use of our exclusive soybean-based EnviroLoc backing layer. Our IPEMA-certified turf is designed with playground use in mind, making it the premier choice for architects and specifiers when choosing a green product designed for playground use.


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