CHS field moves into phase 2

Posted by Mychal Frost on 7/8/2014

Take a peak at this week's video update of the projects approved in the bond. Since our last update, a drainage system has been installed on the Clover High School athletic field inside the school's track. Once the drainage was in place, the crews began the next phase of the field's installation. The gravel will serve as the foundation of the field. Additional layers of sand and a rubberized pad will be added before we begin to see the new synthetic turf installed. Watching this project progress is similar to watching new carpet or hardwood floors being installed in your house. First, the old carpet (or grass) is removed and imperfections to your subfloor are corrected (dirt leveled and graded). Next, the underlay (gravel) and pad (rubberized pad) go down before carpet is unrolled. Over the next few weeks we will see a similar process unfold. The difference between new carpet at your house and this project? The football field and the areas behind each endzone total nearly 60,000 square feet of turf (or "carpet") whereas a home would be anywhere between 900 square feet to 5,000 square feet.