5556 West 77th Street, Burbank, Illinois
Civil Engineering, Surveying
The WT Group is extremely proud to have been selected by St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois to convert the infield of their varsity baseball field from natural grass to synthetic turf. The challenge was that the natural grass infield was inherently flood prone after significant rainfall, with underlying clay material that holds moisture.
WT Group designers abutted the brown synthetic turf up against the natural grass outfield to make the combination more seamless and less obvious. To minimize damage to the turf and avoid injuries to players, turf seams were minimized at the approaches to bases and home plate where players are likely to be sliding. Overlaid on the infill material is Turfbase® - a durable, all-rubber construction that features mesh reinforcement and specially designed pegs molded into the underside.