Why are my Grass Mats Sinking?

Our Clients often say that they are reluctant to use grass mats due to experiencing them sinking over time. On good, stable, well-drained ground, grass mats are the perfect cost-effective solution for playground surfacing needing CFH (critical fall height) protection up to two meters. However if not regularly maintained, wet, boggy earth or poor ground conditions can lead to grass mats sinking.

Our team installs our EcoSmart standard grass mats with our patented method so they retain their position for longer. However, in some circumstances, to prevent grassmats from sinking, extra protection is required.

PlaySmart always recommends the use of our SmartPlay system for grass mat sites with non-ideal ground conditions. SmartPlay is a foam layer installed under the mats to improve shock absorption. Therefore, we always look to install this extra layer under equipment with a CFH above 2 metres. Additionally, the SmartPlay system encourages the mats to retain their position while still allowing grass to grow.

You can find more information on the SmartPlay System by downloading our helpful Guide to Grass Mats.

Our team is here to help with any problematic areas of surface in any product. Get in touch with us with our contact form or call the team directly at 01564 742 811. We are happy to advise the best solution using our 13 years of experience.

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  1. Once all of the mats are fixed together, at intervals of 500mm, secure your grass mats into the ground by hammering or malleting the plastic fixing pegs to ensure the mats will not move when walked on. Begin using your grass mats and wait for your grass to being growing through for a sturdy and natural looking grassed area. Q: Can I drive or park on these rubber grass mats?

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