Artificial Turf Contract Considerations

By Eileen O'Hare-Anderson and Christopher Fallon

Replacing a natural field with an artificial turf can offer many benefits to a school, including lowering water usage, decreasing maintenance needs, and providing a high-quality and aesthetically appealing field for years to come. Most artificial turf companies offer to remove and dispose of the existing field, provide maintenance instructions, and even offer a limited warranty for their product.

These turf companies, however, typically insist on the school using their form contract and warranty for the field installation. School boards should therefore be aware of and negotiate, as necessary, the contract terms and warranty provisions and limitations before awarding a contract to a field replacement company.

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