Check out this "floating" lawn!

southerntide

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Alabama
awesome lol it has been raining like crazy here think we had near 7" over weekend where I am and poured down again today, more tonight and tomorrow

that's about 2hours from me glad I live on the mountain :)
 

TTS

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Wisconsin
If you could find a way to do that intentionally and permanently I bet you would be a millionaire.
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southerntide

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Alabama
Imagine unloading off the trailer and hitting that with a new ZTR :(
 

DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
Wow. What kind of sod/soil interface is that, that water gets trapped in there?
 

herler

LawnSite Fanatic
Back in the days this used to really open my eyes, now it's old news and I feel myself getting fired up at the idiot traipsing all over it like it's some kind of cool thing to do... What you have there is a serious problem, it should have been addressed long before it got to this point, I don't even want to know who or what is behind it and I'm sure glad it's not my problem.
 

twomancrew

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
East, IA
I have a spring at a property I have mowed for years. Wet years like this and it kinda gets like that, not that bad tho. Once the turf gets torn through it's all over. I tiled, filled, and seeded the one I'm talking about 3 years ago and it has held ever since. After a week of wet weather it gets soggy and rolls in front of the tires like loose carpeting. Stay off it or it will spread and get worse is all I know and wait for it to dry out. Popping it will start erosion and open up a spring that will flow in the dead heat of a summer drought.

Yes we had the city come to the property even though their maps had no utilities anywhere near this place. They gave us a referral. A specialist told us to wait for it to dry and pack it with soil and seed er up. The property owners decided to tile it as well. It was a good call.
 

Crammin'Mows

LawnSite Member
Location
Oregon
Seen this about 3 times in 15 years of turf management. Saw it just the other day: busted 1" pvc under the turf. Freeze crack from winter that didnt open all the way till July. Dug it up, pumped it out, patched it up.
And it did feel good to burst the bubble with my trenching shovel :)
 

twomancrew

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
East, IA
Seen this about 3 times in 15 years of turf management. Saw it just the other day: busted 1" pvc under the turf. Freeze crack from winter that didnt open all the way till July. Dug it up, pumped it out, patched it up.
And it did feel good to burst the bubble with my trenching shovel :)

That'd be neat to watch you do a job like that. Like I said I never seen it as bad as the video. What a mess.
 

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