Monday, January 16, 2012

Bridge Surfacing

As part of capital improvement work here at the TPC Sawgrass, all wooden bridges are being surfaced with a product called Dock Revive. Dock Revive is an acrylic based polymer that creates a durable coating which preserves the wood, ultimately extending its longevity. The polymer also helps to fill any cracks and secure nails or screws.

We are completing this project with Agronomy labor, as the process is relatively simple. First we close one half of the bridge, while allowing golf carts to pass on the other half. The closed half is then primed, allowing 30 minutes of dry time. The main resin is mixed with colored acrylic stain and the Dock Revive powder chemistry. This resin is applied with a nap roller and allowed to dry for 24 hours. With two crews working, one for primer and the other for resin, we've been able complete one golf course in three days.

The Stadium bridges will be surfaced this week.

For more information on the Dock Revive product: