ShockWave tiles – so-called because of their wave-like contours – slot together like jigsaw pieces and form the key component of the ShockWave EcoBase system.
These lightweight, easy-to-handle tiles are much simpler and quicker to install than tarmac or stone bases which is how pitches have traditionally been laid for synthetic facilities.
The structured stability provided by the ShockWave tile means that half the depth of quarried aggregate is required underneath the base, therefore reducing the cost of materials, the installation time, and the number of heavy lorries required to deliver materials and remove excavated earth from the site.
The system is guaranteed, with the correct maintenance and usage, to provide a minimum of 20 years. It is also 100 per cent recyclable.
Notts Sport chairman Shaun Patrick says: "We've spent two years developing the ShockWave system, in consultation with major sports governing bodies, contractors and industry experts.
"This unique product offers a host of financial and environmental benefits to sports facility providers and is set to make a huge difference to the construction of artificial sports pitches."
Notts Sport has successfully used a similar tile system as part of its ChildsPlay solution for many years, and has now enhanced this product for use in sport, with an upgraded thickness and density.
The patented system has gone through full laboratory testing at Loughborough University, with further performance and drainage testing at Labosport.