ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Innovative Base Technologies (IBT), the parent company of popular brands UltraBaseSystems® and Tour Links® Putting Greens, is helping families play at home while they stay at home during the pandemic. Their revolutionary panel base technology is expanding outdoor entertainment possibilities for homeowners with Do-It-Yourself solutions including athletic courts, playgrounds, and other recreational areas that can be easily installed right at home. A 20-year industry leader, IBT has built everything from synthetic turf fields for national collegiate bowl games to putting greens across the globe.
IBT’s base panel systems eliminate the need for traditional foundations, overcoming accessibility issues, and zoning restrictions. Homeowners receive all the help they need to do the installation themselves at DIY.UltraBaseSystems.com, with step-by-step instructions, how-to videos, real-life stories featuring various home installations and personalized assistance by online chat or phone. IBT can also help homeowners find a professional installer.
IBT founder Dave Barlow quips, “Whoever said ‘we’re all in this together’ never had three children under the age of 10 stuck at home for months on end. Our solutions provide unlimited recreation options for your outside space and you can take it with you if you move. Install it for a lifetime or remove it in a day – you never lose your investment.”
As many families are now canceling their summer vacation plans, IBT presents some exciting options for homeowners to make their staycations more fun. “This is a hard time for kids,” says Barlow. “A new game court, splash pad, or other play areas at home can go a long way toward making them feel less disappointed.”
PROVEN SAFETY AND PLAYABILITY
With more than 20 patents, IBT has perfected panel base systems that are proven for safety and playability, passing the industry’s most stringent performance tests for factors like shock absorption, ball rebound, anti-slip surfacing, drainage and much more. Whether a court for weekend basketball buffs or a playground for the kids, homeowners can rest assured that they have the safest solution in the world right in their own backyard. Additionally, all of IBT’s panel base systems are ADA-compliant and come in a variety of finished looks with decorative edges.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR PLAYING AT HOME WHILE STAYING AT HOME
Here’s a look at just a few of the ways homeowners can make spending time at home more enjoyable with IBT’s panel-based systems.
• GAME ON FOR FAMILY BONDING
More games to play at home means families can share more fun time together – and the options are unlimited! Homeowners can easily install a court for basketball, volleyball, futsal, pickleball, croquet – the list goes on and on. Side yard space is perfect for a bocci ball court. Even smaller yards can accommodate one of IBT’s handsome putting greens. Or what about creating a life-sized chessboard? The sky’s the limit with IBT’s customizable panel base systems and helpful customer service, making home-sweet-home even sweeter and family time the best time ever.
• SERIOUS ATHLETES IN THE FAMILY?
Give them the ultimate place to practice and compete within steps. IBT delivers the same rigorously tested solutions trusted by FIFA and the NFL right to your backyard. Plus, enjoy the convenience of less driving to and from fields and courts. When child athletes leave the nest for college, the area can easily be transformed for another use if homeowners desire.
• TRANSFORM ROOFTOP SPACE INTO A MAGICAL SANCTUARY OR PLAY SPACE
Whether homeowners want to enjoy an amazing rooftop view or practice their putting skills, IBT’s panel base systems make it easy to take advantage of unused roof space. The lightweight panels won’t hurt the existing roof structure, provide rainwater drainage and storage, withstand the harshest weather elements, and have the flexibility to follow any rooftop inconsistencies. A flame-retardant panel option is available as well. By covering the panels with low-maintenance synthetic grass and pavers, homeowners can give rooftops a natural feel and create a charming environment to enjoy the view. Some applications even use rainwater storage systems to grow and sustain real greenery. Or, depending on the size of the roof space, the area can be used as a play space, housing everything from smaller putting greens to full-size basketball courts. Urban homes without yard space can also use rooftop space as play areas for pets.
• SPEAKING OF PETS…
IBT has playtime solutions for the furry family members, too. Whether on the roof or in the yard, a panel base system with synthetic turf makes the perfect dog run, play area or kennel. No dirt means pets stay cleaner and pet waste quickly drains through the panels into the ground or rooftop drainage system, making it easy to keep the area clean and smelling good with minimal maintenance. Even the most rambunctious dogs can play safely without turf movement due to IBT’s unrelenting turf barb technology.
• SAFE FUN FOR THE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS
When homeowners use IBT’s panel base system for children’s play areas, they enjoy the peace of mind from knowing that they’re using the safest surface possible. Use it as a base for playground equipment or a kiddie pool – or get creative and make a splash pad, hopscotch court, or play area under a treehouse.
• WINE AND DINE IN THE SUNSHINE OR UNDER THE STARS
IBT’s panel base system creates a stylish and functional foundation for an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Or create a tiki bar or cocktail lounge area. The panels accommodate wiring for kitchen appliances and other electronics that create an ambiance with lighting, music, and video. Homeowners can revel in an entertaining, resort-like atmosphere right in their own backyard.
• TIME ON YOUR HANDS? IBT MAKES HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS EASY
With homeowners spending more time at home, it’s the perfect time for home improvement projects. IBT’s panel base system is the ideal foundation for pavers, providing superior strength, drainage, and planarity. Create a home entranceway, winding pathways through gardens, fire pit area, driveway, parking area for boats and
RVs, equipment storage area, and more. Many homeowners are also discovering the benefits of today’s beautiful synthetic turf that not only looks real but also eliminates the need for water and chemical fertilizers. IBT’s panel base system makes installation easier and faster than ever before and successfully addresses the safety, drainage, and aesthetic demands important to every homeowner.
EARTH-FRIENDLY AND MADE IN THE USA
IBT is proud to manufacture its panel base systems in the USA and is committed to environmentally responsible solutions by using recycled and recyclable materials. Since 2001, IBT has recycled millions of pounds of landfill waste and old synthetic turf into sub-base panels and the number continues to grow each year. IBS also dramatically decreases CO2 emissions due to the huge reduction of excavation equipment fumes, stone transportation trucking emissions, and earth-moving equipment pollutants.
ABOUT INNOVATIVE BASE TECHNOLOGIES
Since 2001, Innovative Base Technologies (IBT) has been the world’s premier manufacturer of revolutionary panel base systems engineered for superior playability, safety, affordability, and ease of installation. Applications include athletic courts, putting greens, landscaping, rooftops, playgrounds, pet areas, flooring, pavers and driveways, and construction. Brands include
UltraBaseSystems®, Tour Links®, Ultra Base Court™, Ultra Base MAX™, and Ultra Base Floor™. Eliminating the need for traditional stone base work, each panel provides extreme load capabilities, stormwater management, versatility, and much more, meeting the industry’s most stringent performance standards to deliver the best results for athletes and homeowners. IBT panels are proudly made in the USA with recycled and recyclable materials.
Learn more at ultrabasesystems.com.