Ballyard Materials

Ballyard Materials

Ballyard Materials

Ballyard Materials

Less Maintenance. More Baseball.

In recent years, Kafka Granite has become a proud manufacturer of a variety of premier baseball and softball materials. We take pride in offering quality infield and warning track mixes suitable for all price points: from the little league to the major league.

Contact us today to learn more about our quality ballyard materials or to request a sample.

Burma Red Standard Warning Track Mix - Target Field - Minneapolis, MN
Standard Ballyard Mixes

Kafka Granite’s Standard Mix Topdressing and Warning Track materials are sized for maximum drainage characteristics. The material compacts well to provide safe footing and consistent ball hops, while also minimizing dust and mud. Read more ➞

Burma Red Stabilized Infield Mix
Stabilized Ballyard Mixes

At Kafka Granite, we have the ability to pre-blend our ball yard material with an organic binder to create resilient, long lasting, low maintenance infields and warning tracks that have minimal dust and mud, while retaining excellent drainage characteristics. Read more ➞

Burma Red Hilltopper Infield
Wax Polymer Ballyard Mixes

For the highest quality ball yard solution, many colleges come to Kafka Granite for Wax Polymer Infields and Warning Tracks. Our ball yard aggregate is carefully pre-blended with a water shedding wax polymer to create a playing surface that is completely free of mud and dust, and allows teams to play in the rain with no additional maintenance. Read more ➞

“After dealing with Glenn Kafka at Kafka Granite and getting to know him, there is no other place to go for sport field needs. With customer satisfaction like you receive from Kafka, you will keep going back.”

Randy StonebergSupervisor of Grounds at Northwestern University

“The drainage is unbelievable; we have hosted many of our away games because the opponent’s field is underwater while ours is ready to play on. We have the look and feel of a big league field in our little town of Stratford, Wisconsin!”

Jim GriesbachStratford Youth Softball Club President

“Since the first year of use in the spring of 2010, the diamond has received compliment after compliment from visiting teams, spectators, and officials. In the summer of 2010 we hosted the State Babe Ruth Tournament. On Saturday afternoon of that tournament a Wisconsin afternoon rain shower popped up dumping more than an inch of rain in less than a half hour. Less than an hour after the rain had stopped we were playing ball again. Fans could not believe how well the field absorbed the water and quickly we were ready to play again. To this day I still will run into somebody who was there that day and they mention how unbelievable it was that he diamond was playable so quickly.”

Mike MathiesD.C. Everest Senior High School Varsity Softball Coach

Resources

Kafka Ball Yard Materials Brochure

Kafka Ball Yard Materials Brochure

Burma Red Topdressing Coverage Guide

Burma Red Topdressing Coverage Guide

Stabilized Infield Installation Guide

Stabilized Infield Installation Guide

Stabilized Infield Coverage Guide

Stabilized Infield Coverage Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use Kafka Granite’s ball yard material?

Kafka Granite is proud to offer premier baseball and softball materials. Our ball yard materials are high-quality decomposed granite solutions that have the durability to withstand a variety of environments, from little league to major league. We take into consideration your budget and will help find you the quality solution you need for infield and warning track mix.

When you work with Kafka, you can rest assured you’ll be receiving quality aggregate. Our standard, stabilized and wax polymer mixes will make your ball field stand apart from the rest as well as provide a stable and safe surface for playing America’s game.

Where can I use Kafka’s ball yard mixes?

Our ball yard mixes are available to outfit the infield and warning track of your field. We offer standard infield and warning track mixes, stabilized infield and warning track mixes, and wax polymer infield and warning track mixes.

Our variety of mixes are the best solutions available for your ball yard’s needs, whether you need to build a field from the start or simply give it a fresh coat with a topdressing.

What is the difference between ball yard mixes?

Kafka has standard, stabilized and wax polymer options for infields and warning tracks. All are made from our high-quality decomposed granite in a couple beautiful reddish brown colors. Here’s a brief overview of the differences between each to make your ball yard materials selection easy:

Standard Ball Yard Mix:
Ideal as an infield’s fresh topdressing or as your warning track mix. Made from DG and crushed to a size that allows for maximum permeability and stability. The warning track mix is coarser than our Burma Red Infield Topdressing to give an extra “crunch” under foot.

Stabilized Ball Yard Mix:
As premium derivatives of our standard ball yard mixes, this decomposed granite-based mix is pre-blended with a stabilizing organic binder. It retains moisture, requires less maintenance and virtually eliminates mud. Ideal for a new infield or warning track. Available in Burma Red, Red Cedar and Ruby Red Granite.

Wax Polymer Mix:
Wax Polymer mix is ideal for the infield and warning track. Wax Polymer mix is made from Kafka’s standard Burma Red DG and a water-shedding wax polymer. This state-of-the-art mix renders fields waterless, dustless and mud-free. No need for watering and is crushed to the perfect size for stability and ball-hops.