The Mexteds crew were keen to get back to Fraser Park after lockdown to complete the upgrade of Fraser Park #1 field in Lower Hutt.
The original soil-based field had no drainage, and Hutt City Council engaged Mexteds to convert it into a top-grade sand carpet field.
In late May we began reshaping and relevelling the surface, prior to installing collector drains and primary lateral drains. Our irrigation manager, Rob Willis, also designed and installed an automated irrigation system.
At Level 3 we were finally able to get back to the job and it was all hands to the pump to install sandslit drains and finish the sand carpet on the #1 field. We also planed off and resurfaced the #1 cricket block with Patumahoe clay.
Now it’s just a waiting game as we wait for the grass to strike.