Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dura Edge Pro - Installed at The Cove

Last week, I was in South Bend at Coveleski Stadium, home of the South Bend SilverHawks.  Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Midwest League.   FieldTurf was installed prior to last year.  Prior to the 2012 season, the decision was made to install Dura Edge Pro Infield Mix around the bases and around the clay bricks in the home plate and mound areas.  Here are a few photos of the process.

Compacting the sand sub base and finishing the clay brick install.

Beginning to install the Dura Edge Pro

Compacting the first 2 inch lift of Dura Edge Pro

The plate was completed after lightly working up the compacted material, with a final two inch lift of material and compacted.  

A question I get frequently is, "How do I level my material in tight spaces such as plates and cutouts?"  Well, here is a photo of leveling the 3rd base cutout at The Cove.

In this case we used the base anchor which was set via laser and the edge of the cutouts.

Finally, a couple of additional photos of The Cove.  The stadium was renovated in 2011.  

A special thanks to Head Groundskeeper, Joel Reinebold.  Best of luck in 2012.

To learn more about Coveleski Stadium, click HERE.

To learn more about DuraEdge products, click HERE.

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Play on!

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