Where Do I Start?
Whether constructing or rehabilitating , we take the hassle out of your next project with 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Phone Conversation
- A friendly consultation will assist you in determining your scope of needs, products or services.
- For Field Rehabilitation, we will work through your issues, we will root out the problems that you are dealing with and identify desired outcomes.
- We will then be happy to schedule a FREE “on-site” evaluation.
Step 2: Free Evaluation
- One of our experts will walk the location with you and:
- Assess problems
- Develop an action plan
- Discuss field costs
- Give you a budget estimate
- Our expert will contact you within 48 hours to deliver a custom solution and official quote for your field.
Step 3: Installation/Construction
- We do all the heavy lifting, carrying out the proposed action steps to meet your desired outcome.
Step 4: Education
- As a valued customer, we offer ongoing education workshops and resources to help you maintain your field at optimum playing capacity.
- We will train your people, do whatever it takes so that you can now maintain your field.
- As a valued customer, we offer ongoing education in the form of annual seminars, to one on one personal training.
- We’ll meet with your maintenance crew to give them one on one personal training.
IT CAN BE DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
As a supplier of athletic field products for nearly 3 decades, we have never seen more attention put to athletic fields. The basic understanding of soils, athletic field design, installation, and/or maintenance is more important now than ever before. With the raised benchmark of expectation, doing things right the first time is critical.
As a company, Athletic Field Pros is highly specialized utilizing the knowledge gained from years of educational seminars, association with athletic field specialists from Penn State, Iowa State, STMA, KAFMO, and more, as well as through the exposure and experience of over one thousand fields throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
If you are involved in the design, installation, and/or maintenance of an athletic field and are frustrated with inadequate materials or installers, we have the materials, equipment, and expertise to make your next project effortless.
To Schedule your free evaluation call 1-855-4AFPROS!
- Field Assessment
- Soil Testing
- Maintenance Programs
- Architect/Engineer Consulting
- Education and Training
- “How To” Seminars On Field
Why does my infield get so hard?
Water is everything to the performance of an athletic field. We are constantly managing it whether there be too much, or not enough. If your infield is becoming rock hard during the late season, the moisture which gives the field that corky or soft feel is gone and the clay particles have glued the sand particles together.
The best answer is to add moisture to the surface by watering deeply. This means flooding the field the evening before the next day’s game and supplementing as needed.
What can I do with the grass and weeds on my infield?
Often, weeds migrate onto the field surface via wind-blown seed and grass develops due to the natural tendency to grow outward (stolens and rhizomes). The best way to keep this from occurring is by dragging the field throughout the year, during off times to inhibit the growth from having a chance to get established. Nail-drags and the like are excellent tools for up-rooting young growth on an infield. If they have become deep rooted, a chemical approach may be required such as ROUND-UP or similar topical killer followed up a week or so later by nail-dragging.
What kind of drag should I use?
The easiest answer to this is what ever drag works for you to create a safe, consistent surface. More often than not, the biggest mistakes made are when we use heavy, I – beam drags or commercially available drags with heavy weights on them. This has become one of the biggest destroyers of infields, creating massive lips and eliminating the crown. We find a lightweight nail-type drag followed by mat or broom drag to be very effective; hand-raking the areas near the grass.
Can I add sand / clay to make my infield surface better?
If you are struggling with an unmanageable infield mix and grade and lip issues have been ruled out as the real problem, there may be a need to import the right infield mix. Altering your surface by adding more sand or clay is very risky and is not recommended.
What type of drains can I put under my field to fix my water problems?
NONE!!! Although many will steer you in a different direction, 99.9% of the time, sub- surface drainage WILL NOT help and in most cases, creates other problems down the road. Natural soil Athletic Fields drain off the surface via proper grade and slope….PERIOD!