Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Education Vol. 10 - Building a New Backstop Wall and Net

I have received a number of calls over the winter looking at the possibility of constructing a new backstop wall and installation of a new backstop netting system.  A typical netting and wall system that is engineered to withstand wind, snow, and ice loads can run in the range of $30,000 - $60,000 depending on the size and finishings.  Below is a brief recap of a project J&D Turf completed in 2013.  

J&D Turf worked with Greensburg High School to complete the design, engineering and installation process for their new backstop wall, net, and padding. 

The goals were the following:

  • Improved slight lines.
  • Improved protection for fans by increasing the net height between the dugout to 25 ft.
  • Overall, a better look for the field.

Here are a few photos:

The backstop before:

The backstop before the wall padding was added.  Notice the bottom of the net was stretched and laced to fit using coated twine:

The finished product:

The Pirates now have a netting system that will last, and improved slight lines and safety for all spectators.

Are you looking into a new wall and netting system for your playing surface?  Please let us know, we will be happy to assist in the design and installation to ensure a successful project.

Go to to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

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