Moisture Control

The #1 struggle for maintaining infield surfaces in the Tri-state area!

In virtually every effort put forth in infield maintenance, we are addressing the need to control moisture. In the Spring, we deal with excess ground water and missed games. During the season, we work to recover from heavy rains. Late June through August bring dry fields which become dusty and compacted. Efforts to nail drag and loosen rock hard surfaces become futile, creating dust and enhancing erosion. Erosion moves the infield mix into the turf portions of our field creating low spots and lips.



With the ability to hold its own weight in water, this is one of the best conditioners on the market today. Many, if not all of professional facilities utilize calcined clay to control excess moisture, help alleviate compaction, and optimize athletic performance.

  • Apply to your infield surface and incorporate into the top 1 to 2 inches.
  • Mat drag and compact the newly conditioned surface.
  • Apply another portion to remain on your surface as a topdressing and nail drag or scarify the top 3/8ths inch for play.
  • Water to maintain moisture content


This deep red conditioner not only conditions your sur- face, but it also gives your field that “professional look”. When applied to your surface, this product improves the soil’s ability to recover from rains and resists erosion.

  • Apply to your infield surface to a 1?4 inch of depth
  • Nail drag into the top 3/8ths inch and mat drag or roll
  • Water to maintain moisture content


There are a variety of other products sold as conditioners or drying agents for your infield. They include diatamaceous earth, corncob or rice hull based products, sawdust, brick by-products, limestone by-products, etc. Although some may work, there is a reason that virtually every professional team uses Calcined Clay and/or Vitrified Clay exclusively.