Aaron and I looked at the pads at DR today.
We realized almost every pad could use framing.
Many are not level, others are eroding in the front (major safety issue)
We talked about creating a solid packed rock base with a layer of sand to protect the pad. I have heard mention of a board but i'm not completely sure how that works and would love an explanation or even a demonstration.
Our ultimate goal would be to completely redo all the pads on both courses beginning with the most major safety issue pads and the ones where the rubber itself is in danger.
To get the ball rollin' Arron has enlisted the construction of a tamper.
We were thinking we could get started this Saturday by replacing a couple pads.
To do this we could easily supply labor and tools. I would ask the board to help supply or invest in framing supplies:
Gravel (DR parking lot)
Amounts of each are questionable on the type of framing you would prefer us to do.
Would you want a full frame around the entirety of the pad or just around the front where compaction is causing erosion?
With the size irregularities the easier job would be to frame the front half of the pad...
this could also be a good time to start standardizing the pads though.
Hell, we could even put in one of each type and get input at the board meeting coming up.
I will gladly put in the extra work if we can get a good install that everyone likes.