Thursday, October 1, 2009


With more than 15,000 yards of fill material coming in for the tee pad alone it is criticle that we are able to properly compact the soil. This is done by spreading the soil in thin lifts or layers that can be compacted by the equipment being used to spread it. One of the most criticle factors other than soil type that helps with the ability to properly compact the soil is moisture.

Without proper soil moisture proper compaction is hard to achieve. We have been monitoring the dirt for moisture levels as it comes in and adding water when needed. This is being done by running a roller base sprinkler on the surface for extended periods of time.

By not ensuring that the subsurface is properly compacted, this can cause future settling of the tee pad which will lead to an uneven surface.

Running a roller base sprinkler