A great artificial turf pitch should mimic a great natural one

Brock PowerBase/EU

We consider the playing field not just as a backdrop for sports but as a critical piece of equipment pivotal to an athlete’s safety and performance. Our philosophy is grounded in the conviction that a safer sports system transcends mere player protection—it encompasses rapid water drainage, exceptional durability, and a commitment to environmental sustainability.

PowerBase/EU is crafted from expanded polypropylene, one of the most durable polymers on earth. Each panel is meticulously molded to ensure unparalleled quality control, delivering a playing surface that is consistently flat and reliable underfoot. Not only does PowerBase/EU excel in performance but also in durability. Brock shock pads are designed to be used for multiple turf life cycles without losing performance, with over 125 Brock fields on their second or third turf cycle. Designed with the needs of schools, recreational facilities, and organic infill preferences in mind, PowerBase/EU is the embodiment of our dedication to enhancing athlete safety, field longevity, and ecological responsibility.

The right balance of stiffness and softness

An athlete’s brain and body are of paramount importance for their health and career. Every detail of Brock PowerBase/EU is engineered to maximize safety without slowing down the game.

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 54-degree C change in temperature.

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

Bottom view features:

Responsive – Shock absorbing bottom of pad structures.

Precise – Crush ribs control for thermal expansion

Dynamic – Drain channels are continuous between panels for water flow.

Draining – Large high volume drainage channels.

The Surface for Athletes

Achieving the proper performance levels for Impacts, Heat and Traction in a quality artificial grass system defines the modern sports surface design.

By using the various standardized tests, we can now create an artificial surface as close to natural as ever before. The green areas designate the desired performance ranges of quality natural grass. The spokes indicate the performance results of the artificial grass field systems described in the center. Keep in mind, the turf pile height ranged from 38mm-51mm and consisted of products from every brand of turf, yet all of the systems performed well.

Specifications and more details

  1. REPLACING AN OLD, HARD SYNTHETIC TURF FIELD. You should get more out of your next athletic pitch as thousands of other clients have.  Contact Brock USA for a list of references.
  2. Building a new artificial grass pitch at your facility or in your community where safety and drainage are important.

What makes it different than PowerBase/YSR?
PowerBase/EU is engineered for Soccer and Rugby and for use with organic infills. The fundamentals of our proven drainage design is repeated with PowerBASE EU, as well as the easy installation design and interlocking panels. While PowerBASE in the USA is a white panel, PowerBase EU is a dark gray color.

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/EU 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 drains at over 1000 cm/hour!

Can you drive on it?
Yes, our PowerBase/EU  Warranty allows for load limits that often 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?
Because PowerBase/EU panel is a darker color, a little more care is needed when installing in the heat of the day in sunny conditions. 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. If you notice the panels “buckling” in the heat, simply place another panel over that area and it will relax back down until the turf goes on top.

25-year warranty for durability. Contact Brock USA for a copy of the warranty.

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