Civil Engineering

PST Sport has extensive experience and a solid reputation in civil engineering. Each pitch installation is custom tailored to your individual requirements and includes initial design and planning, all preparatory groundworks, drainage and civil engineering works right through to fencing and the installation of floodlights. Our sub-pitch drainage system is specifically designed to remove any surface water while the various layers offer increased permeability further enhancing drainage.

There are many components required to complete the groundworks correctly for an all-weather pitch.

  • The ground must be excavated to the right level;
  • A correct drainage system must be installed;
  • The type of drainage stone used must be correct;
  • The quantities, types and depth of each grade of stone in the sub base must be correct;
  • The levels and falls are key to the performance of the playing surface. The correct type of laser guided levelling equipment must be used;
  • If fencing and floodlights are being installed, the bases and posts need to be accounted for during groundwork stage;
  • Correct kerbing must be installed.

PST Sport pitch build up

Astro Turf Cross Section - PST Sport

All the stages of the civil works mentioned above must be carried out correctly to ensure the integrity of the installation is upheld. Given the nature of the ground, some artificial grass installation projects can be more complicated than others. We have won some large projects primarily based on our civil engineering experience.

Pictured below: Groundworks stage for full size artificial grass pitch installation at Beckett Park, Cherrywood, Co Dublin

Groundworks at Beckett Park Cherrywood

Pictured below: Groundworks stage for a full-size modified artificial grass pitch at Irish Independent Park. Phase 1 works included removing the existing soil and levelling the sub-base. Next, 3,000 metres of drainage pipes and 200 metres of irrigation piping was installed. This was followed by laying a 3-inch stone base which formed the base of the synthetic grass surface.

Groundworks at Irish Independent Park

Pictured below: Groundworks stage for 8,000 sq/m artificial grass pitch construction at Carrigaline United AFC.

Carrigaline united afc groundworks - artificial grass pitch construction

Pictured below: 13,000 sq/m pitch installation at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown, Co. Dublin. For this particular project we used 12,000 tonne of stone in the sub-base make up.

Groundworks for artificial grass pitch at Le Cheile Secondary School

Pictured below: Stone base ready for carpet at Clongowes Wood College for full-size synthetic rugby pitch.

stone base at Clongowes Wood College

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