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By Jim Despres
Kingsbury Construction Company, Inc. (KCC) was asked in January 2008 to provide ideas and options with budget numbers that the Waitsfield School might expect to expense for the improvement of their playground field.
| Date: January 25, 2008
Job Name/Location: Renovation options for athletic field
ALL PERMITS AND ASSOCIATED FEES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.
1. Roll field while it is saturated from spring thaw. This may reduce undulations and smooth out rough areas. This procedure is likely to produce poor results and can damage turf as a result of over compaction.
2. Roto till field in two opposing directions. Bull dozer grading to uniformly slope area; Harley power rake to remove debris and smooth existing topsoil and prepare seed bed; fertilize, seed (athletic field mix) and blow hay mulch.
3. Supply and install screened topsoil as needed. For a 2-3" cover 192 cy required. It is likely that certain areas will require more than others. For budget purpose figure 192 cy including installation.
4. Removing surface water from the field is a very important part of maintaining healthy grass and a safe playing surface. The site appears to drain towards the Wait House, though the snow cover obscures the true terrain. To facilitate drainage, the field slope would be perfected in Item #2 to drain surface water into three 12" catch basins (located to the side of the field) and then piped through an estimated 350' of 4" sch 35 smooth wall pipe to a daylight outlet (with rodent guard protection).