Operators at a newly constructed minor league ballpark were thrown a curveball when they realized they needed to adjust the structure to accommodate an important (yet apparently previously overlooked) need.
Regions Field is located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and is the home field for a minor league baseball team. The 8,500 seat stadium just opened in 2013, and was hailed as a state-of-the-art facility packed with the latest and greatest design features and luxury amenities.
However, management soon discovered a problem. As this story noted, some of the park’s dressing rooms lacked utility service, which was something that was needed. So property officials scrambled to figure out how to rectify that situation—before the first pitch of the season.
The project involved a number of unique challenges. First, time was of the essence as the ballpark needed to be ready for normal operations according to a pre-determined schedule, and events couldn’t be delayed or rescheduled.
Second, this addition needed to be done long after the initial building process had already been completed, meaning the foundation and cement floors were in place and could not be damaged or removed. Lastly, they needed a way to cover and insulate the installed utilities without adding a lot of weight to the floor.
That last condition forced them to quickly rule out the options that immediately sprung to mind, such as concrete slabs or sheets of thick Styrofoam. Both of those were determined to be too heavy to be a practical option.
After weighing the options, it was decided that the best solution would be to use spray foam. It offered the perfect combination of high insulating properties in a lightweight substance. Using an assortment of spray foam equipment, including coating sprayers, the contractor was able to complete the application process in a matter of days. This made the process quick, simple and hassle-free, and spared both the stadium operators and its players/guests any inconvenience, while eliminating the risk of game delays or disruptions.
With the job completed, fans and players were able to enjoy the impressive stadium to its fullest potential. Meanwhile, management is relieved to have avoided the problems and expense that a more complicated or disruptive approach may have involved.
You may not need to work on any ballparks, but we know each project is a major league deal for you, and for the customers involved. That’s why we at Intech Equipment & Supply strive to provide you with the dedicated service and prompt delivery that will help keep your jobs running smoothly.