Project: Drainage of school fields, Liverpool
Client: Knowsley Council
Contractor: Terrain Aeration
Primary school children in nine schools across Merseyside can look forward to a full curriculum of winter sports this term following an extensive aeration and drainage operation earlier in the year.
Knowsley Council construction and development officer Dave Connor brought in Terrain Aeration during a dry spell last spring to treat 12 winter sports pitches and play areas ahead of winter weather.
He said: "Rather than go the traditional route, which would have meant digging the areas up and putting in new pipe work, we opted for 1m-deep air injection, which was much more cost-effective."
Terrain Aeration managing director David Green, who put the company's Airforce and two Airforce Scamper terralift machines to work on the sports fields for a fortnight, said: "Treatment was carried out in the morning and the kids could come out to play in the afternoon. This form of aeration doesn't affect the surface."