By: Matthew W. Singel, PE
Golf course sand bunkers can be a maintenance nightmare if not properly installed. In recent years, one contractor developed a rehabilitation method that integrates the benefits of soil cement with the drainage system resulting in high performance. Proper irrigation and drainage on a golf course are critical to offer patrons a pleasant experience but also to reduce expensive maintenance issues.
This soil-cement rehabilitation technique offers maximum drainage in the bunkers plus the long-term performance benefits of soil-cement. The soil-cement subsurface layer virtually eliminates soil migration that contaminates high quality bunker sand. This tool in golf course maintenance is gaining traction, having been used on multiple golf courses in Texas and recently in the Southeast.
Cement-stabilized soils and aggregates offer many solutions beyond transportation infrastructure.
"This blog was previously posted in the Cement Council of Texas' "Texas Cement and Concrete Blog" (now inactive) and was carried forward to the current blog ("Cementx Pavement Blog") as it contains content that may be of interest to the reader".
The Cementx Pavement Blog seeks to make pavement owners, engineers and contractors smarter about selecting, designing, constructing and maintaining pavements. New blog postings began February 1, 2017; however, we carried over pavement-related blog postings from our older blog, the "Texas Cement and Concrete Blog," which ran until December 2016.