Monday, November 6, 2017

A Tale of 2 Walk-ups

Walk-ups are common on both baseball and softball playing surfaces.  If the decision is made to install walk-ups, ensure the design will be tailored to the desired solution.  IE - Reduce/eliminate traffic stress in this high traffic area.  How is this accomplished?  Simple “flair” the walk-ups as they get further away from home plate.  Also ensure the walk-ups are wide enough to accept all traffic - both foot traffic and vehicle traffic.  Here are two examples:

#1 - Walk-ups too narrow.  Note the narrow width of the walk-up.





#2 - Walk-up in a “flair” design.  Note the lack of wear around walk-up.




Proper design will lessen or eliminate traffic stress.  Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer