butts park pitch
Posted by: tonker (IP Logged)
Date: 11 May, 2020 11:59

there was i think mention some time ago that the pitch required remedial work in relation to the drainage-is that still planned for the summer or postponed for financial or covid reasons?
i assume that if it is a defect identified as part of the original contract for installation it would be rectified by the main contractor at no cost to the club and presumably then any retention monies held under the contract (normally a minimum of 5% on a build contract held for 12 months) then released.

Re: butts park pitch
Posted by: Chris Wearmouth (IP Logged)
Date: 11 May, 2020 17:12

Watch this space...

Re: butts park pitch
Posted by: erick richardson (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 11:50

Just a little bit of light reading for those who are interested??? The pitch construction at Butts Park Arena was made up of the following and took about 12 weeks to construct:

Remove 9.5,000,000 tons of soil and debris from the old surface
Add 6.000.000 type 2 stone (And roll and compact)
New drainage + 4.5 000.000 shale/pea gravel
1,000.000 tons of porous tarmac.
A covering of 25mm whole pitch with rubber (Impact layer)
The carpet (In 10m wide strips all green then the lines cut in later)
250 tons of Sports sand (Round silica sand)
And finally 150 tons of rubber crumb.
The carpet is kept in place by tye weight of sand and rubber........
Hope this is of some use to a few people.

Re: butts park pitch
Posted by: Wazeroonie (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 18:07

Quote:
erick richardson
Just a little bit of light reading for those who are interested??? The pitch construction at Butts Park Arena was made up of the following and took about 12 weeks to construct:
Remove 9.5,000,000 tons of soil and debris from the old surface
Add 6.000.000 type 2 stone (And roll and compact)
New drainage + 4.5 000.000 shale/pea gravel
1,000.000 tons of porous tarmac.
A covering of 25mm whole pitch with rubber (Impact layer)
The carpet (In 10m wide strips all green then the lines cut in later)
250 tons of Sports sand (Round silica sand)
And finally 150 tons of rubber crumb.
The carpet is kept in place by tye weight of sand and rubber........
Hope this is of some use to a few people.

Some big numbers there. Currently landscaping my garden and working out what quantity of materials to order, my sums are thankfully a little bit smaller.

Would you be able to tell us about what issue the pitch had with all the standing water earlier in the year?

Re: butts park pitch
Posted by: Rob C (IP Logged)
Date: 24 May, 2020 10:17

Quote:
Wazeroonie
Quote:
erick richardson
Just a little bit of light reading for those who are interested??? The pitch construction at Butts Park Arena was made up of the following and took about 12 weeks to construct:
Remove 9.5,000,000 tons of soil and debris from the old surface
Add 6.000.000 type 2 stone (And roll and compact)
New drainage + 4.5 000.000 shale/pea gravel
1,000.000 tons of porous tarmac.
A covering of 25mm whole pitch with rubber (Impact layer)
The carpet (In 10m wide strips all green then the lines cut in later)
250 tons of Sports sand (Round silica sand)
And finally 150 tons of rubber crumb. 8
The carpet is kept in place by tye weight of sand and rubber........
Hope this is of some use to a few people.

Some big numbers there. Currently landscaping my garden and working out what quantity of materials to order, my sums are thankfully a little bit smaller.

Would you be able to tell us about what issue the pitch had with all the standing water earlier in the year?

The stats are interesting but I'd also be interested to know why it is so poor in rainy conditions.

Re: butts park pitch
Posted by: Kimbo (IP Logged)
Date: 24 May, 2020 12:09

To paraphrase the Nework Rail jibe, 'the wrong kind of sand on the tracks'.
Allegedly.

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