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Sports Turf Consultant Diary

December Sports Turf Consultant Diary

December Activities Monitor repair work in leaks in dam wallVisit Tunbridge Wells golf clubPresent detailed tender documentation to local authorityUndertaken condition survey at Middlesex schoolMonitor establishment in football pitch projectStudy facts as expert witness in pitch construction failurePrepare schedules in attenuation design in new recreation ground projectUndertaken feasibility study in Sutton Call 01732 350 351 […]

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Sports Turf Consultant Diary

November Sports Turf Consultant Diary

Activities in November Here’s a round up of what we’ve been up to in November. Inspected during establishment in football club construction contractInspected renovation after drought at Kent golf clubMonitored pitch maintenance at senior football club in north LondonPrepared proposal for renovation of football club training groundsPrepared working drawings for re-construction of Recreation ClubPrepared proposal […]

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Football Pitch Consultant

Dealing with historical drainage disturbance in a Sports Pitch development

Football complex south of Salisbury Planning was approved for the creation of a football complex south of Salisbury in relatively low lying ground. In the distant past the site was extensively drained with the installation of close spaced clay tile drains. However, during the second world war  a ‘tank track’ was excavated in an effort […]

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GJ Drainage

The sad deterioration of a sports pitch drainage system

Monitoring an installation from the start is vital It was very sad to inspect a sports pitch complex that was installed with slit drains four years ago only to find that the whole site is a soggy mess.  Instead of a firm surface able to shed surface water the soft sponge consistency has simply become […]

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Dealing with flooded sports pitches

Maintenance for severely flooded pitches With the abnormal rain over recent weeks there are a number of facilities that have been severely flooded.  As the flood abates the main concern is the accumulation of silt.  Any attempt to remove it when it is still wet and the ground is soft could lead to greater problems. Once […]

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