Back in Indianapolis after a busy week of travel that included trips to Fort Wayne, Elkhart, South Bend, and Lafayette. Look for photos from those visits in a couple of days.
I wanted to post a couple of photos from the new warning track at ISU. The baseball field was re-sodded last fall, but the warning track was installed this spring due to the December weather. DuraTrax from DuraEdge products and the Natural Sand Company was installed over a compacted native soil sub base.
I get this question often, what type of sub base is needed under a warning track? The answer, it depends on the use of the track. At professional stadiums, typically a crush and run or road base material is used to facilitate drainage and to also provide structural stability when heavy traffic loads are applied to the track. (i.e. - concerts, etc.) Since ISU is using their track for only mowers and foot traffic, a compacted sub base is acceptable while also saving a tremendous amount of money for the Sycamores. In conclusion, at the college, high school, and recreational levels, a compacted native soil sub base is the way to go for a sub base under warning tracks.
Here are some photos: The photos are as follows: 1. Topdressing the DuraTrax over the compacted sub base 2. A shot along the LF outfield fence 3. Along the LF grass edge 4. Along the LF foul line
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