Special Projects

UVA Field Hockey Field

Project Materials

Porous Paving

Description

This project was a renovation of an existing artificial turf field to embrace a new technology in field construction. The existing field turf was removed to reveal a porous stone base. The General Contractor on this project, Faulconer Construction Co.,Inc., repaired the subbase and we designed and laid a (2) layer porous asphalt on the entire field. The key to porous paving, is the base layer, it has to be designed to accept all of the water that will flow through it. An absorbant mat was laid on top of the new porous asphalt and a new turf surface placed on top. The field also has a sprinkler system that is designed to keep the field wet to slow the ball down to a manageable speed and then drain through when the field is not in use.