Baseball fields often have to strike a fine balance between being stable enough to support a game but loose enough to let water absorb. In some scenarios, a field may have been built on soil that does not support these needs and which may need soil stabilization procedures from a place like T. Luckey Sons, Inc. to manage the issue properly.
Wet Areas Can Damage Baseball Fields
When it rains heavily before you play a baseball game, there is a good chance that the water could puddle and cause damage to the field. For example, the water could erode the soil on the field and make it harder to keep grass on it. Even worse, it could cause other reactions that are hard to understand and predict.
With most types of soil, the water should only stay on the ground for a few hours before it gets absorbed. While this is still damaging, it does minimize the problems that can occur. However, there is also a chance that very clay-heavy soils could cause serious issues that degrade the quality of your field even further.
Clay Underneath A Baseball Field Could Collect Water
A field that is built on top of clay will have a much harder time absorbing water than one that is not built on clay. The denser particles of clay mean that it repels water more effectively and causes it to collect on top of your field. In this situation, your field can be waterlogged for days and suffer from even worse damage than a single rainstorm could otherwise cause.
How Soil Stabilization Can Help
Soil stabilization is the process of carefully removing dirt from an area and replacing it with stronger and more stable varieties. For your baseball field, it could require eliminating the clay that exists underneath of it and replacing it with more compact and healthier dirt.
Just as importantly, this process also uses a variety of other methods to increase the strength of soil and make it safer for your baseball players. For example, stronger soil will grow healthier grass that will be safer for them to fall on while playing and prevent them from suffering from injuries.
So if your baseball field fills up with water after every rainstorm and you are sick of dealing with it, don't hesitate to get soil stabilization procedures done on your field. You might just find that it provides you with the precise mix of strength and durability that you need for your field to withstand serious storms and heavy rainfall.Share