In the fall of 2008, Vernon Hills High School renovated the infield of their varsity baseball field. Prior to the renovation, games and practices had been continually cancelled following inclement weather due to the field’s poor drainage conditions. To correct these issues, a synthetic turf surface and underdrain system were installed. This new surface and drainage system removes moisture more quickly from the infield and provides a more consistently playable surface, minimizing the loss of game and practice time on the field.

Services provided by Manhard Consulting included final engineering of the various site improvements, investigation into synthetic turf products, preparation of project specifications, and preparation of bid documents. Manhard also assisted with obtaining permit approval from the Village of Vernon Hills and the Lake County Regional Office of Education.