Is your Drag Suitable for a Geotextile or Fiber Footing Blend?
Maintaining your footing with a compatible tool is one of the most important things that you can do to on a day-to-day basis to get the most out of your footing. A proper drag will also prolong the lifespan of the surface to protect your investment.
Let’s look at the most critical components that make a drag work well with a synthetic surface.
1. Drag can be raised and lowered so that the working depth can be adjusted.
2. At least one row of tines or thinner teeth – these will loosen up the footing and help keep the materials well mixed together.
3. A roller on the back – the roller re-compresses the footing to leave a consistent & stable yet slightly fluffy surface layer for the ideal finish. Without a roller, the drag will leave a looser finish that is less ideal.
Here are some examples of Drags that will NOT work well with a Synthetic Surface
A chain drag is not a suitable option for maintaining a geotextile or fiber surface.
Rather than mixing the materials into the sand as desired, it will have a tendency to pull the fibers up out of the sand and they will end up bunched up on the surface.