Archive for September, 2011

Newport Equestrian Trail

Posted: September 26, 2011 by Hans in Equestrian Trails, Trail repairs

Project summary: Repairs to the Newport Equestrian Trail

Project location: City of Orange, CA

Client: Keystone Properties

Project Completion Date: 8/10/11

Project Details: The Newport Equestrian Trail runs parallel to Newport Blvd. from just east of Chapman Avenue, to 200′ east of Skylark Street. The section we repaired is approximately 3/4 mile in length. The trail was eroded and had become concaved and rutted. The trail was lacking proper drainage, and with each rainstorm, more soil was eroding away. Several truckloads of decomposed granite were imported to raise the trail tread. Also, several drainage dips have been added to allow rain and irrigation water to properly drain from the trail to prevent future erosion.

Existing trail was eroded

Existing trail was lacking proper drainage

Some areas of the trail had water trapped on the trail and would get muddy from the sprinklers and rain water.

After repairs

Several Truck loads of Decomposed Granite (DG) were imported, Spread and then the trail was graded to allow for proper drainage.

Raised and sloped the trail

Summit at Turtle Ridge

Posted: September 4, 2011 by Hans in Stonework, Trail repairs, Walking Paths

Project summary: Repairs to the Decomposed Granite (DG) walking path

Project location: The Summit at Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA

Client: PCM Property Management

Project Completion Date: 7/29/11

Project Details: The Summit at Turtle Ridge is a gated community with just over 1 mile of DG paths. Many areas of the paths are very eroded due to poor drainage. The first phase of the path repairs included a section of path that is 2100 linear feet in length.  The path was regraded for optimum drainage of storm and irrigation water. Several areas adjacent to the path were also graded to allow water to properly drain off of and away from the path, existing piped drains were cleaned out, excavated and rock armored, irrigation adjusted and new DG imported, spread, graded and a stabilizer applied.

The existing path had storm and irrigation water running down the path leading to erosion.

Water was not draining properly from the existing path.

Another example of poor drainage.

Path after repairs. A drainage swale was added to the grass area on the right. The berm was removed from the outside edge of the path, drainage dips and outsloping were added to allow water to properly drain from the path.

New DG was imported, graded and a soil stabilizer applied to the path. Existing drains were armored with granite riprap to assure proper drainage and to prevent erosion.

Another section after repairs have been completed.

More photos of this project can be viewed at: The Summit at Turtle Ridge