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The Ultimate Sports Surface Technology for Running Tracks

The ultimate sports surface experience.

The History of Classic Turf Company Founded in 1980, Classic Turf Company has more than three decades of experience building sports surfaces. Tumer Eren, owner and founder of Classic Turf Company began by installing asphalt sports facilities in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but quickly realized there was a need for innovation and improvement to what was currently offered in the sports surface industry. In 1995, Classic Turf Company received its first patent for the development of the Classic Turf Sports Surface – a high-tech cushioning system that is the result of modern chemistry and creative engineering. For the last decade, Mr. Eren has researched and tested the combination of Classic Turf Company’s sport surfaces installed over a post-tension concrete base. The result – an industry revolution. Mr. Eren’s years of dedication has produced a product that is superior to any other sports surface on the market.



The Installation that Changed the Industry After specializing in the construction of tennis, basketball, and multi-sport courts using post-tension concrete, Classic Turf Company designed and developed the use of post-tension technology in the construction of running tracks. The structural integrity of running tracks built with asphalt have the same faults as tennis and basketball courts constructed with asphalt; they are highly susceptible to structural cracking, heaving, and settling. Running tracks constructed with post-tension concrete will not crack, heave, or settle with the change in temperatures and seasons. Classic Turf offers a 20 year structural warranty on the post-tension concrete base. The running track surfacing is comprised of extremely expensive materials, more so then tennis court surfacing materials, making a running track sports surface a very large investment for any prospective client. Installing these expensive surfacing materials over an asphalt base that is guaranteed to fail is simply not a good investment. The use of post-tension concrete in running track construction should be considered an industry standard.

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Post-Tension Concrete Technology Post-tensioning is a method of reinforcing (strengthening) concrete with high-strength steel strands, typically referred to as tendons. Post-tensioning is performed on the job site in cast-in-place applications. Tendons are installed prior to placing the concrete and later stressed to a specified force. This process induces both compressive forces in the concrete and stresses that counterbalance service loads. The benefits are substantial. While concrete is strong in compression, it is weak in tension. Steel is strong under forces of tension, so combining the two elements results in the creation of very strong concrete components. Post-tensioning can help create innovative concrete components that are thinner, longer, and stronger than ever before when compared to asphalt or conventional reinforced concrete.

Post-Tension Concrete Is The Best Investment > Ability to construct over existing asphalt without any major excavation. > Post-tension concrete does not crack due to induced compression into the slab by steel tendons. > Unaffected by the natural breathing of soils, heat, cold weather, and/or moisture. > Perfect slope for drainage. > No expansion or control joints. > Ability to span unstable soils without major sub-base preparation. [4]

Classic Elastic Track The Classic Elastic Track is a proven, all weather, resilient, surfacing system. It incorporates a thermal-pressure cured, precision manufactured, elastic base mat, which is stabilized 100% to the post tension concrete base using a 4000 psi one part moisture curing adhesive. This process allows the surface to expand and contract with the base, while remaining impermeable to water, yet, permeable to the upward pressure of water vapor and other gases. The Classic Elastic Track base mat is enhanced with multiple layers of high-density polymeric wearing surface.

6—Line Marking Lane line and event markings 5—Finish Wearing Course Second layer HD polymeric 4—Primary Wearing Course First application of HD polymeric 3—Classic Elastic Base Mat Thermal-pressure cured, precision formed in 10mm depth 2—Classic Elastic Bonding System 100% elastic lamination of Elastic Base Mat to new or existing substrate 1—New or Existing Post-Tension Concrete Substrate



Field Construction Classic Turf Company has the expertise and knowledge to provide high quality sports field installation whether it be synthetic or natural grass. Classic Turf Company is able to provide turn key service including base preparation, site concrete, drainage, irrigation, synthetic grass, or natural grass installations. We are able to perform up to 90% of the work on the project in-house, resulting in a more cost effective facility.


Why do Customers Choose Classic Turf Company?

Research and Development Our company is dedicated to continuous research and development in order to create more costeffective and longer-lasting products. Doing business with Classic Turf Company is more than just about a high-end product. It’s about dealing with a company that works with its customers, every step of the way, to provide a customized sports facility that is unmatched by any other company in the industry.

First Class Customer Service Providing a high quality product and exceptional customer service has been part of Classic Turf’s mission since the company was founded in 1980. Our customers are our number one priority; which is why we work closely with our clients throughout the entire process from design to installation. Whether our clients are looking for a state-of-the-art, professional level sports surface, or a simple practice court for their children, Classic Turf Company treats every project with the same level of dedication.

Environmental Commitment Classic Turf Company’s Elastic base mat is made from 100% recycled truck tires. Just one 400 meter, 8-lane running track requires over 3,000 truck tires. Scrap tires present unique recycling and disposal challenges because they are heavy, bulky and made from a variety of materials. Over 3 million tons of tire waste consume landfills each year due to the challenge of recycling scrap rubber.

Classic Turf Company was one of the first in the industry to use recycled rubber for indoor and outdoor sport surfaces.



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