Carroll Gallery

  • Problem: Outfield did not have positive surface drainage. Field held water and hindered play.
    Problem: Outfield did not have positive surface drainage. Field held water and hindered play.
  • All vegetation outside of infield sprayed.
    All vegetation outside of infield sprayed.
  • Mid-June 2013
    Mid-June 2013
  • Disc harrow used to break up vegetation and heavy clay soil.
    Disc harrow used to break up vegetation and heavy clay soil.
  • Sock drainage tile injected to exact grade elevations using slit trencher.
    Sock drainage tile injected to exact grade elevations using slit trencher without damaging underground sprinkler system.
  • Underground work completed and field ready for topsoil.
    Underground work completed and field ready for topsoil.
  • Over 1200 tons of sandy loam topsoil delivered.
    Over 1200 tons of sandy loam topsoil delivered.
  • The rough grading begins....
    The rough grading begins....
  • More topsoil...more grading...
    More topsoil...more grading...
  • Making progress...
    Making progress...
  • Rough grading complete and ready for final finish grade.
    Rough grading complete and ready for final finish grade.
  • Final finish grade applied to within 1 mm accuracy for positive surface drainage.
    Final finish grade applied to within 1 mm accuracy for positive surface drainage.
  • Field drill seeded with Athletic Turf Mix.
    Field drill seeded with Athletic Turf Mix.
  • Home plate leveled with our custom designed zero-turn automated grader.
    Home plate leveled with our custom designed zero-turn automated grader.
  • July 31, 2013 - Project completed.
    July 31, 2013 - Project completed.
  • 2 days later...torrential heavy rains. Over 3 inches of rainfall.
    2 days later...torrential heavy rains. Over 3 inches of rainfall.
  • The day after the torrential rains. No washouts or water pockets. Surface drainage worked as designed.
    The day after the torrential rains. No washouts or water pockets. Surface drainage worked as designed.
  • 14 days later.....
    14 days later.....
  • Mid-October 2013 - 4 months after construction began.
    Mid-October 2013 - 4 months after construction began.
  • Mid-October 2013 - ready for spring season.
    Mid-October 2013 - ready for spring season.
  • Mid-October 2013 -- Batter Up!!
    Mid-October 2013 -- Batter Up!!
  • Play Ball!!
    Play Ball!!