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Root Zone Sands & Mixes

Quality root zone sands and mixes are the key component of building any sports field. Hutcheson Sand produces both non-calcareous and calcareous root zone sands and mixes for all types of sports fields.

Category 1 Sports Field Root Zone

  • sand based
  • non-calcareous, washed sand
  • < 8% silt + clay
  • infiltration rate > 4 in/hr
  • 35 – 50% porosity
  • < 2mm

Category 2 Sports Field Root Zone

  • < 25% silt + clay

Category 3 Sports Field Root Zone

  • 25 – 35% silt + clay

Coarse Drainage Sand

  • non calcareous, washed
  • infiltration rate > 55 in/hr
  • OM < 0.13

B Sand

  • non calcareous, washed
  • meets USGA specifications

90/10 SF Mix

  • B sand / humus peat

80/20 SF Mix

  • B sand / humus peat

Benefits of Root Zone Sand Mixes & Materials

Using sand over soil-based sports fields has many advantages. First, it possesses high water-permeability characteristics, meaning reduced wear and tear, which is especially important in areas such as the goal mouth and centre field. Moreover, the benefits of this internal drainage system lasts over time to counter weathering and fracturing.