Generally, artificial turf is not affected by freezing, because the frozen condition will automatically melt and be evaporated. However, in order to make the stadium come in handy when needed, it is necessary to remove the frozen ice on the artificial lawn. The removal of ice is quite difficult, so how can the artificial turf be removed from the frozen ice?
In order to not damage the turf when freezing, the current method is to crush the ice on the artificial turf with a heavy-duty roller. After the ice cubes are crushed, they can be cleaned directly. Usually when the sun is out, and when the ice or frost is not very thick, it will melt quickly and have little effect.
But if the frozen layer is thicker, there is no other way to do it, and only chemicals can be used. However, it should be noted that no matter the use of any chemicals on the artificial turf, some residue will be left and the artificial turf should be washed if the weather permits.
If the ice layer on the artificial turf is thicker, you can use the urea to help freeze the ice. About 100 Ibs of urea is needed every 3,000 square feet (for reference only, it can be adjusted in different situations and different areas). After the urea is spread, the ice on the site needs to be half small to melt. The melted ice cubes need to be cleaned with a washing machine, rubber cleaner, sweeper or other suitable equipment. Urea does not work much at -12 ° C, and it does not melt ice at -17 ° C. A small amount of urea residue will remain on the site and be cleaned as weather permits.
In the process of spraying urea on artificial turf, be careful not to allow urea to enter the eye, as it may cause minor damage. If you accidentally enter the athlete's eyes, immediately rinse with plenty of water.
In the process of paving, try not to use chemicals that may cause harm or toxic to artificial turf. Do not use salt, mineral salts, calcium chloride, other corrosive agents and toxic chemicals. Do not park heavy equipment on the site for a long time, which will damage the artificial lawn.