2017-11-02T18:07:22+00:00

Alpine’s founder, Grove Teates, selected for a synthetic turf subcommittee charged with developing new industry standards

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) recently appointed Grove Teates, founder of Alpine Services, Inc., to its subcommittee on new standards. STC, a trade organization based in Atlanta that represents companies associated with the synthetic turf industry, strives to keep its members current on turf technology, standards and best practices.  Council members meet twice each year to [...]

2017-11-13T18:36:25+00:00

Good athletic fields start with good construction specifications

Many new athletic fields look old and/or do not function properly. Often the “lousy contractor” is blamed for “doing a bad job.” Contractors bid and perform work by specifications that are provided by the owner or his architect or engineer. When these specifications are inadequate or poorly written there is little chance of getting an attractive, properly draining or long lasting athletic field. [...]

2017-11-09T16:30:23+00:00

3 common water problems associated with athletic fields

Site design and drainage challenges Water is always a concern on sports fields.  The first thoughts on this subject usually include water flows, both up and down, through the soil structure, followed closely by irrigation systems and drainage. Fewer folks think about field and site design for water flow, although these considerations are actually larger [...]

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