Water Management Specials, Inc. - Turfgrass drainage pays!

Services Provided by WMS:

  • Engineering a complete Drainage System
  • Quality installation of approved system
  • Renovation of existing Athletic Fields
  • Building of new Athletic Fields
  • Installation of Irrigation Systems
  • Building of Sand Cap Fields
    • Renovation of existing fields with system

Benefits of drainage in playing fields:

Improves playability - More games with less damage
Healthier turf
Less drying time of fields makes for faster play after rains
Shorter Rain Closings

Here are a few examples of various Athletic Fields we have worked on:

  • Sexton H.S. – Football and Soccer
  • Northvillle Township – Soccer and Sand Cap
  • Capac H.S. – Football and Track
  • Potterville Township – Baseball and Softball
  • Okemos H.S. – Soccer and Sand Cap
  • City of East Lansing – Soccer Complex and Baseball Complex
  • Grand Blanc H.S. – Football and Soccer
  • Central Michigan University – Soccer field

Athletic Fields

Grand Valley State University – softball field

Whether building or renovating an existing field WMS has the expertise and the capability to provide you with a high quality athletic field. To the left is a picture that shows the beginning steps to build a softball field, using our laser controlled dozer for the cutting and shaping of the field. The use of this type of equipment gives the field an even and accurate grading. At the bottom of this page, you will see the continued progression of the building of a softball field.

To the right you will see a picture that shows our Mastenbroek and flotation truck installing 2 inch tile on 5 foot centers then backfilling with USGA sand.  For improved playability, fewer rain delays or cancellations, installation of a high quality drainage system is the way to go.  This system will remove excess water efficiently and is crucial in building and maintaining a high quality field.

When WMS is finished with this field, it will have drainage at 5 foot centers, sodded, and 5 inch infield mix with 2 inch red clay mixed on top.  WMS strives to make sure the completed project has the best drainage system and your complete satisfaction.


Progression of Grand Valley State’s Softball Field:

Shaping of Field

Floatation truck and Mastenbroek - Installing 2 in. tile

Stone dust in place and the Outfield is graded

Installing Sod

Edging of the Field

Finished Infield

Finished Outfield

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