Turf Solutions Group's Synthetic Turf Installation Solves Dust, Health Problems In Ballard County Public School's Indoor Practice Facility

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Ballard County Public Schools needed to replace the playing surface in its new multi-purpose indoor practice facility built in 2007-2008. Turf Solutions Group replaced the original dust-producing surface with a new synthetic-turf placing surface, to create a safe, clean practice surface for the high-school and middle-school sports teams.

Ballard County Public Schools Indoor Athletic Training Facility before and after.

It is easy to maintain, safe and clean.

Turf Solutions’ synthetic turf playing surface successfully resolves dust problems for the Ballard County Public Schools Indoor Athletic Training Facility during its first semester of use. The Ballad County Public Schools’ Athletic Training Facility was constructed in 2007-2008 for use by sports teams at the combined high school / middle school. After the indoor sports practice facility was in use, the school district discovered the building was not dust-free as promised. In fact, the original fill material created serious dust and health hazards, forcing them to close the building until a replacement material could be installed. Turf Solutions Group was chosen to design and install a synthetic turf playing surface in October 2009.

Ballard County Facilities Manager and Transportation Director Kerry Fulcher was responsible for finding a cost-effective solution to allow the practice facility to function. He explained, “I looked at all the products available from a variety of suppliers. Turf Solutions Group came in with the best overall proposal. They have been excellent to work with from conception to completion. Even now, if I have a question I just call them. Unlike some suppliers who are just ‘in and out,’ TSG has been right with us the whole time.”

Ballard’s multi-purpose practice facility re-surfacing was completed in the fourth quarter of 2009. 2010 will be its first full semester of use. The replacement field uses a crumb-rubber, in-filled synthetic premium turf surface, providing two-inches of cushioning and a clean, safe environment. Already, the facility is serving the practice needs of the softball, baseball, track, football and cheerleading teams for both the 386-student high school and 334-student middle school. “Everyone is happy with the new synthetic turf practice surface,” Fulcher said. “It is easy to maintain, safe and clean.”

About Turf Solutions Group LLC
With more than 20 years experience in recreational land design and development, Turf Solutions Group (TSG) provides the architects, planners, project managers and construction resources to ensure projects get completed on time and on budget. TSG provides construction design and management in golf and athletic facilities throughout North America and parts of Europe, Asia and Central America. For more information, visit http://www.turfsolutionsgroup.com or contact Holly Emlen at 877.586.1363.


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