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Old 10-16-2009, 10:39 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dash Riprock View Post
How about a roof?That would be much easier!May not be cheaper,but would solve the rain prob!!
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Just need a roof, with no walls, I'm sure it would increase the property value also..
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #12
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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Are you confused yet Dave? Great ideas. They all amount to lots of work.
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the good and bad of clay tracks. in dry they hold up well. in wet they suck.

terrain modification is your best bet by the sounds of it. we live with rain on and off. the kamikaze track is up a mountain. it can rain and 20 mins after it stops we are back racing. it's natural dirt though and can rut up. it's off road, not supposed to be perfect terrain.

the other track close to me is a clay track. we had some bad areas that flooded. we did french drains all over and routed with pipe. I dug a trench off the track with a pick to sink the pipe. man I was down pretty deep at the edge and off. only drag of those drains is they eventually pack with dirt

and if you need to harden the clay up fast, mix in some phosphorous. that'll make it like cement
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Don't forget the geotextile material to keep the silt/mud and dust/dirt separate from the water!

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Old 10-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #16
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I think you might need 10-15 truck loads of what ever dirt you want and like that one guy said bring it up, and slant your lanes just a bit with guters running to a weaping tile that is in the low spot to carry it under and away from the track. Gravell will let the water pass down and out ,but unless you have the gravell all the way to where you want it to go it will just sit there. I would love to help you if you want, I can eve ask me boss for the best set up and route. We do this stuff every day.
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How big are the bowls? Another option if you have them dug below the water table what you can do is line the bowls.

If you where to dig the bowls slightly deeper and put a pound liner and then say a foot of gravel at the bottom of the bowls and then pile the dirt back on top, Screening might be needed depending on the gravel, stones used., Run a hose from the bottom up the side of the pit up out of your track.

This way the pound liner will prevent any water from accumilating due to it being lower than everything eles, The Gravel will alow when it rains to pool with out turning it into a mud pit since the water would not drain anywhere and then the hose coming up and out can be connected to a water pump after big ran falls to suck the water out wiht out again damaging your track. And anything less than a heavy rain fall would just evaporate.

Ideally you could have a MAJOR down pour and with in hour after it you could have nice dry bowls as the water would not stay in the dirt.

I have seen this method installed at a local driving range that had a sand trap practice area on a old farm... Every time it rained for weeks the sand trap would be soaked as it collected al the water from the farm land, They installed this idea under it and the sand trap was the driest place place in the area every time
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Let a wookie and a brother build your track and there will be no worries about water ... oh ya and No bowls
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Originally Posted by Trakker View Post
Good idea Dave but you should look at the bigger picture. Get a 2 or 3 foot dia. pipe that's used for storm sewers and drain all the low area into it then install the sump pump. the pump should be a large pump with 2 or 3" hose so it will drain right away because its the standing water that makes the muck.
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