Pitcher’s Mound / Batter’s Box
With over 90% of the activity on a Baseball field occurring at these two locations, they require special attention.
Often “Potholes” develop from the athlete’s efforts to get good traction. In order to resist degradation to these areas, a good packing clay should be utilized as follows:
- Excavate 3 to 4 inches of material.
- Add a quality packing clay at 1 inch intervals, adding water and packing with a tamper as needed.
- Upon reaching 1/2 inch from original surface, apply infield mix to bring to finish grade and compact.
- Moisture retention is key so if possible, cover when not in use and add water as needed.