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Professional Panel

The original base panel system.

UltraBaseSystems® is first and foremost a STRUCTURALLY engineered sub base replacement system which successfully addresses the safety, drainage and aesthetic demands of an entire industry. From athletic fields to residential landscaping installations, putting greens to pet areas, concrete paver installations to athletic courts, UBS Professional Panels cover all of your base requirements.

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Simply Better From the Ground Up

Our Professional Panel was designed to minimize costly and time-consuming site preparation for both indoor and outdoor projects. We created a base structure that not only is capable of supporting enormously heavy loads, we also created a system that greatly improved both GMAX and HIC impact numbers. Simply put, we made better playing surfaces with a safer and more predictable base. Drainage is not a problem for UltraBaseSystems panels. They were designed to direct rainwater away from seeping above turf and affecting players by facilitating large water flow volumes both vertically and horizontally. Our patented interlocking tooth design allows perfect and smooth alignment from panel to panel, while our non-slip turf barbs mean your turf isn’t going anywhere. There is nothing else like these panels out there.

Drain Slots

ubs drain slotsOur vertical flow rates of the Pro panel can range from 340 inches to 1500 inches per hour, and horizontal flow rates are at about 126 inches per hour. Each UBS panel can store 3.58 gallons underneath it! This is all due to our patented under side cell design that allows water to store then rapidly flow without clogging through super-sized multi-directional drain slots on the underside of the panel.

Cell Structure

ubs cell detailBecause we designed our base panel system as a replacement for compacted rock, asphalt, or concrete, that mean that we had to make something that would be able to withstand the same load capacity. Well, we did. Due to engineering our panels with a 4.25’’ hexagonal cell structure, we’ve created a static load capacity for the weakest location of the panel equivalent to 374 psi (26.3 kgf/cm2). Load values when placed over a full descending cellular rib are 998 psi (70.17 kgf/cm2). Our panels can take loads like forklifts, emergency vehicles and utility trucks, among others.

Turf Grip

ubs spikes detailOur panels contain 3,000 turf barbs each. These patented barbs create highly coefficient friction which removes the turf movement issues you may face with other base systems like stone. When paired with a felt or foam backed turf, our barbs will create a stationary turf system that won’t move while it is properly installed on UltraBaseSystems panels. That means we’ve created a system that requires less infill for your turf.

Panel Locking System

ubs tooth detailWe have patented the over-under locking tooth design that you’ll find on every one of our base panels. This technology creates the perfect alignment from panel to panel to promote a smooth surface for any installation. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a flat or contoured surface. We’ve achieved true ball roll and bounce with the planarity created by our system. It’s visually appealing and functional.

Tooth Detail

ubs locking detailThe interlocking tooth system not only ensures a smooth playing surface for athletic footing, but it also ensures that UBS panels stay locked together once a quadrant of 9 panels is assembled. This technology prevents our panels from shifting or disengaging due to weather or athletic movement from above.

Technical Specs.

Panel Dimensions: Actual panel dimension: 30” x 30” x 1.25”/762mm x 762mm x 31.6mm | Square footage area once installed: 28” x 28”x 1.25”/ 711.2mm x 711.2mm x 31.6mm = 5.44 ft.² /.505 sq m

Panel Weight: Average panel weight: 1.67 pounds/.748kg per sq ft 9.1 lbs /4.12 kg per panel

Vertical Drainage:

Single panel flow rate 341 inches per hour (866 cm/hr).

Horizontal Drainage:

Single panel rain fall evacuation 96.4 inches per hr (245 cm/hr).

Storage Capacity:

Single panel fluid storage capacity = 3.58 gallons (13.55 L).

GMAX:

GMAX rating of 121 achieved with no turf layer. Values ranging from 85-120 depending upon turf systems and sub base.

HIC:

Compliant HIC values are achievable when the UBS Professional panels are manufactured from more resilient and shock
absorbing polymeric blends.

Vertical Deformation:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Force Reduction:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Energy Restitution:

The UBS Pro panel is designed to be part of a system consisting of most combinations of 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) turf or longer. When combined with a properly filled turf system UBS Champion will pass the FIFA 2* requirements on shock absorption, energy restitution and vertical deformation.

Rotational Resistance:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Load Capacity:

Static load capacity for the weakest location of the panel is equivalent to 1335 psi (93.86 kgf/cm2) at 70ºF (21ºC). Load values when placed over a full descending cellular rib 1664 psi (117 kgf/cm2).

Shear Resistance:

UBS patented turf barbs provide 3 x the grip strength for turf stability as compared to a rock base.

Vertical Ball Bounce Soccer:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Vertical Ball Bounce Baseball:

The average for synthetic grass field was 0.241m (.791ft). The adjacent natural turf field was subject to two drop locations for comparison purposes. The average at each location was 0.223m (.732ft) and 0.23m (.754ft) with an average of 0.227m (.745ft).

Ball Roll Test:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Expansion:

IBT patented locking feature allows adequate expansion between panels to prevent panel distortion when properly installed. Expected expansion per panel at 140°F (60°C) is 3/32” (.24 cm).

Displacement:

UBS Pro panel yielded 50-53% less deflection under vehicular load than 6 inches (15.24 cm) of 95% compacted stone

Patent Information:

US Patent # 7,516,587 | US Patent # 7,930,865 | CA Patent #2,663,050 | RA Patent #2410508 | Additional US and Foreign Patents Pending

Engineered to Perform

Safe and Strong

“Built solid to play safe” isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s our mission! We’ve created a high-performance panel system that is structurally superior to its competitors. We proudly manufacture all of our panels from high impact, post-industrial recycled polymers, and then mold them into a patented geometric design that can not only withstand heavy loads and high impact, but can also provide a superior drainage system for any installation. The technology behind our panel system allows for reduced ground preparation, minimizing install times and cost of labor.

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Our Panels In Action

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