All parents want their kids to be safe. And so do we. Which is why Brock created a shock-absorbing layer for the crazy things kids do.

Brock PlayBase/50

Outdoor play is essential for a child’s development, fostering strength, coordination, self-confidence, and, most importantly, it’s FUN! Playground equipment has evolved significantly, and now, so has the surface beneath it. PlayBase/50 by Brock stands out as the sole comprehensive base system designed and engineered for artificial turf playgrounds and the kids who play on them.

Quality that every playground deserves.

Every patented aspect of the PlayBase/50 panel is meticulously designed to enhance safety, ensure effective drainage, maintain turf stability, and achieve precise installation. Above all, the system delivers unmatched impact protection that endures over time. Crafted from 100% pure high-grade expanded polypropylene, PlayBase/50 is a non-toxic, exceptionally durable material that remains unaffected by decay or degradation. Its resistance to bacteria, fungi, and chemicals, coupled with its 100% recyclability, ensures it meets the highest environmental standards, aligning with Europe’s commitment to sustainability.

Top view features:

Smart – A stairstep edge supports the artificial turf and prevents gaps from shadowing on the field.

Responsive – Conical piston shape reacts dynamically to variable running loads for a more natural feel of play.

Dynamic – 6 mm crush ribs regulate thermal expansion; Accommodates 130-degree F change in temperature.

Permeable – Millions of drain holes on every field line up with channels on the bottom of each pad.

Bottom view features:

Smart – Continuous water flow between panels.

Consistent – Clean smooth drain channels move water effectively off the field.

Precise – Controlled tolerance for easy installation.

Effective – Bidirectional drainage channels transmit water to the nearest collector.

Specifications and more details

  1. REPLACING AN OLD playground where you are upgrading to artificial turf.  An artificial turf playground will last 3x longer than poured in place.
  2. Building a new playground with artificial turf with Critical Fall Height requirements above 2 meters.

What makes it different than PowerBase/YSR?
PowerBase/PRO is specifically engineered for larger athletes (professional and college-level football players). We studied the scaling principle and realized that professional and top collegiate football players produced forces much greater than youth athletes, and therefore needed a surface engineered specifically for them. We were able to manufacture a denser and firmer product than PowerBase/YSR, so it can remain firm to run on while still absorbing the forces of these larger athletes.

What’s it made out of -it looks like Styrofoam?
All our Brock shock pads are made from expanded polypropylene (EPP). EPP is an extremely durable product that gives our shock pads the perfect balance of safety, durability, and performance. The only thing that negatively affects EPP is long exposure to UV, and since it’s buried under your turf, it’s never exposed to the sun.

Does it drain?
Yes, PowerBase PRO actually has more and larger perforations than the synthetic turf that sits on top. It can handle all the water that drains through the turf, and it can get rid of it quicker. Independent testing shows that PowerBase PRO drains at over 500”/hour!

Can you drive on it?
Yes, our PowerBase PRO Warranty allows for load limits that far exceed most turf manufacturer load limits. Additionally, as long as you protect the field with a rigid field protection system, you can host other events, such as concerts and graduations.

How does it handle expansion and contraction in hot/cold climates?
Every PowerBase PRO panel is engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of all climates. Each panel has expansion crush ribs built in to absorb the force of expansion of the panels. Because it is made of one material, we know exactly how much it will expand and contract in the most extreme weather conditions, which is factored into the manufacturing of each panel.

25 year warranty for durability, Gmax guarantee <120 for life of the field. Contact Brock USA for a copy of the warranty.

A great playground is one that is safe on day 1, and in year 8.

The system is comprised of a quality artificial turf, infill and the PlayBase/50 shock pad. A system that can outlast poured-in-place surfaces by 2-3X!

We don’t make turf. We make turf safer!