Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bunker Renovations

 Bunker renovations are under way.  We will describe the process with the pictures below.
We rented several pieces of equipment to expedite the process.
The first step is to scrape away the old sand.
Even with large machines much of the work is still done by hand.

We haul the old sand away using our large material handler.  The old sand will be stockpiled at various locations on the property.

We will be spreading the old sand throughout the rough  using a large sand topdresser.  Hopefully we will significantly reduce or eliminate the need pay a trucking company to haul out the old sand.
This picture shows the layering affect contaminants have on the sand.  The layering of fine soil particles prevents water infiltration- this is a one of the reasons why our bunkers did not drain!
We then remove all the old drain pipe and clean the trenches in preparation for new pipe.
We have begun purchasing many of the materials.  Pictured above is 2000' of drain pipe.
We will also make any necessary adjustments to the sub-grade to allow for optimal sand depth.
20 rolls of Sand Trapper II Bunker Liner.
We just received our first load of bunker sand.
We will be utilizing ProAngle bunker sand which is being delivered all the way from Ohio!  This sand will perform much better than our old sand and has a beautiful white color.  One semi load is 25 tons and we estimate that we will need approximately 2000 tons to complete the project.  The new sand must be delivered on concrete in the club parking lot to keep it clean of all contaminants.