Baseball and Softball Backstop and Wall Padding Baseball wall padding is commonly used on baseball chain link fences, brick walls, backstops, and other areas to cushion the impact of the baseball or protect the athlete from injury. Backstop padding is typically 2" thick in a standard pad; however may be ordered in 3" or 4" thick pads as well. A good quality backstop pad is comprised of a firm weather proof foam; typically ILD 100 foam. This quality foam ensures the padding will not rot or degrade in an outdoor or moist environment. Backstop Padding Mounting Options: There are 3 types of mounting options in standard baseball backstop padding and sports wall padding. Grommet Mounted Pads: Grommets are placed on the top and bottom line of the wall padding; and are mounted to the chain link fence with zip ties or solid wall with screws and washers. Grommetted pads are the weakest form of mounting, however it is the most economical. Wood Backed with Nailer Lips: The next level of wall pad mounting is a wood back with nailer lip. A weather treated wood is used and the wood extends 1" above and below the padding to aid in the mounting of the padding to the solid wall. Typically wood back padding is used on brick or concrete walls; it is not as popular for use on chain link fencing; however it is not wrong or unreasonable to use a wood back sports pad on a chain link fence. The nailer lip is typically wrapped in vinyl to match the pad color; and you place the anchor screws through the nailer lip to mount the pad. Z-Clip Sports Padding with Wood Backing: The professional method of mounting wall padding and baseball backstop padding is to use a wood backed pad with z-clip to fasten the pad to the wall. The wood backing of equal size to the backstop padding; and the z-clip rails are a mounted to the wood backing and the concrete or brick wall. The pads are hung from the z-clips. Z-clips give you the advantage of removable pads and a completely hidden mounting system. Call Kodiak Sports Today at 877-401-2298 for your Baseball and Softball Backstop and Wall Padding!