In hockey they call it a “Hat Trick,” in horse racing it’s referred to as the Triple Crown and, for the team at UltraBaseSystems, the most recent installation in Seattle Washington is one for our record books. The opportunity to build a sports field designed by one of the industry’s top athletic field consulting firms, sold and installed by one of the industry’s most successful synthetic turf dealers and installed and delivered to one of the globe’s most recognized companies resulted in a spectacular installation for Lakeview Elementary students.
It started as a worn out dirt field with relatively no access for trucks to perform extensive earth removal and rock replacement. A very generous donation from the Google Corporation, the design and installation team of FieldTurf Washington, and Seattle-based design firm DA Hogan allowed for the easy completion of the new 56,470 sq. ft. field at Lakeview Elementary in Seattle Washington.
FieldTurf’s Donny Jones recognized the benefits that the UltraBaseSystems Champion Panel afforded for this logistically challenging synthetic turf retrofit. Existing inline drains were cleaned and proven functional and, when coupled with the tremendous drainage capacity of the UltraBaseSystems panels, a perfect drainage scenario was created. The existing dirt and sand field was meticulously graded and compacted to perfection, and the UBS permeable stabilization fabric installed. UltraBaseSystems Champion was the panel of choice and was carefully laid out and assembled by FieldTurf’s hard-working crew.
The team at FieldTurf immediately went to work installing the 2 ¼” high turf and fill system. This multi-use field was creatively designed incorporating a baseball field, soccer field and plenty of space for any other activities these lucky kids could imagine. All of this was completed and ready for play in just four short weeks.
Our thanks to Donny Jones of FieldTurf for his continued trust in UltraBaseSystems and the generous folks at Google for making the kids’ dream of a new sports field at Lakeview Elementary a reality.