Grove Teates Serves as a Multi-Faceted Consultant to Help Establish a Compost Processing and Marketing Venture

The Problem A client needed a multi-faceted consultant to help establish a compost processing and marketing venture. The client needed to know with certainty that approximately 1,000 tons of sludge compost would be removed from two compost sites daily on a long-term basis. Multi-Faceted Consultant Grove Teates was retained for a two-year period during [...]


Grove Teates Value Engineered a Revolutionary Sand-Cap Athletic Field Soil Profile that Saved 40 Percent of Cost

The Problem Athletic fields have significant demands placed on them when they are used by the National Football League or universities—they must be used during wet weather and yet they cannot have a wet surface. To keep fields dry in wet weather, they are built in layers; first a sub-base with drains and drainage [...]


Artificial Turf Fields

Artificial turf fields offer solutions to issues that plague general-use, natural-grass fields —overuse, use while wet, compaction, and more. Natural-grass fields simply cannot withstand the volume of traffic that many fields are asked to endure. Thus, artificial fields have become an answer to today’s problems and consequently their use is expanding exponentially. Although artificial [...]


Drainage problems corrected at Multi-Field Athletic Complex

The Problem The owner of a new 12-field sports complex refused to accept delivery from the construction contractor because of poor grading, drainage problems, and poor grass quality. The overall site plans were very problematic and the plans were not followed well. This newly completed complex had 60’ little league and youth fields with [...]


Athletic fields that don’t drain well need laser grading

Surface conditions often dictate an athletic field’s playability.  Depressions, caused by bad design or wear, hold water which consequently limits play.  This is especially true in spring when snowmelt and abundant rain exacerbate drainage problems. Fields must be precisely graded so that water will run away from the play area and continue past the benches [...]


Avoiding the pitfalls of underground drains

Installing underdrain system in a NFL stadium field Underground drains are commonly used on natural and artificial turf athletic fields.  Unfortunately, significant issues related to drainage systems’ performance are often overlooked in project specifications and during construction.  Here are a few pitfalls you should avoid. Trench bottom grading tolerances Although the depth of an [...]