Ruling the Green on Your Golf Course

GES products for your Golf course

Spring is right around the corner. For some, that means little, but in the northern third of the world, Spring is everything. Longer days, warmer weather, and new beginnings. For many it also means a return to the golf course and navigating the terrain to retrieve our often-misguided ball. We’ll blame 9-iron.

Speaking of golf and “new beginnings,” here’s an open-ended question (or two) to ponder:

How does your course stack up to the competition? How does it go to work for you (in helping to maintain a healthy bottom line)?

It all starts with the terrain – because let’s face it, what else is there? (Besides the clubhouse…)

A large percentage of a golf course/club’s revenue is invested right back into the maintenance/upkeep of the course itself, as it should be. It can seem like a never-ending cycle, because, for all intents and purposes, it is. But there’s a solution. And, you guessed it, it involves Global Environmental Solutions. Allow us to enable you a harder working, and greater return generating operation.

With our products:

We can help bolster the quality of your playing surfaces, and minimize the damages associated with continuous traffic (foot, cart, or otherwise…)

Our DirtGlue solution, for instance, can turn your loose soil or aggregate into a solid pathway for impending traffic and play. We’ve all seen the areas at courses that are roped off or areas that come across as a bit suspect in their trampled, weathered appearance. Utilizing our suite of products designed specifically for your course will give you a greater foothold for your patrons and set the stage for no washouts which are a huge issue at courses around the globe – due in part to the naturally existing ecosystem around the course, and the fact that a lot of water is used to keep that terrain thriving and looking good.

Let’s get to the point:

Initiating with Global Environmental Solutions can save you at least 50% on installation costs and a staggering 80% on maintenance costs annually.

The benefits of utilizing Global Environmental Solutions product line to bolster your golf facility:

  • Cost savings
  • Increased bottom line
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Added safety for patrons
  • Added safety for grounds crew
  • Improve overall aesthetics of the course

Spending too much time in a revenue sucking sand trap you can’t escape? Give us a call today to learn more about the many ways we can help you and your club! We can’t guarantee a lower handicap, but we can promise lower expenses, which leads to more fun on the fairways and a lot more vibrant greens.

PotHoleGlue: When Band-Aids Just Won’t Cut It

Have you ever slammed into a pothole or swerved violently to avoid one? Do you have a license? If so, you probably answered yes to both or half of that first question. Potholes are all over the place. Being that we’re headquartered in New Hampshire, we deal with an endless assault of potholes as winter gives way to spring. But it’s not limited to our geographic locale – the earth shifts, and, as it does, soil loosens and holes form. It’s natural.

The question is, how are you combatting them?

You can’t just throw some dirt or “cold patch” in there and hope for the best.

Yes, we know, that last thought is a bit elementary, but the fact is, there are a lot of inferior products being used that are not only a terrible immediate solution, but a poor choice for the environment as well.

That’s why we created PotHoleGlueTM. And while there’s plenty of solutions that exist out there that temporarily take care of the issue, PotHoleGlueTM is really the only permanent pothole repair on the market.

A repair done with PotHoleGlueTM is the most cost-effective pothole repair since it’s only done once. No need for touchups and revisiting compromised sites. PotHoleGlueTM literally outlasts the surrounding asphalt thus, it’s truly permanent, unlike other pothole patch methods. Permanent repair is the best policy as far as we’re concerned… Why?

Pothole repair is intended to be a permanent fix of a pothole, however with the traditional methods it’s not. Traditional methods are labor and equipment intensive, which is not conducive to a “friendly” bottom-line. Traditional methods require the edges of the hole to be cut cleanly, with the hole itself cleaned out. HMA (hot mix asphalt) is brought in to fill the hole and then the HMA is compacted with a very heavy roller. The seams (clean cut edges) are then heat treated with IR (infrared) to melt the seams to the surrounding old asphalt at the cut edge.

The temporary fix is a cold patch. Cold patch has a very short life span (a few weeks to a few months typically). It’s meant to get by until the warmer weather comes and the HMA repair outlined above can be accomplished.

Therefore, all roads lead to permanent, so why not take the most direct route and rollout a plan with PotHoleGlueTM.

We at Global Environmental Solutions (GES) have developed PotHoleGlueTM as a permanent solution that withstands the elements – specially formulated to create a powerful, durable, and easy to use solution for fixing this well-known problem.

At its core, PotHoleGlueTM is “epoxy-like” – using a dry, multi-component system to produce a catalytic reaction creating a good-looking pothole patch that will outlast the surrounding pavement.

Strong, Durable Pothole Repair

  • Permanent
  • Easy application
  • Sticks to surrounding asphalt
  • Multi-component quality system
  • No special equipment needed
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy cleanup

PotHoleGlueTM – a superb alternative to conventional, less environmentally friendly and less effective methods.

When the road traveled is a bit bumpy, get in there and smooth out the ride. Contact us today to learn how you can add PotHoleGlueTM as your solution of choice when it comes to sound, solid road repair that lasts.

GES: Stabilization solutions for the earth, with the earth in mind.

Traditional Environmental Techniques: An Antique Auto

Porsche is a legendary brand. The company traces its roots to the 1940’s when an aging Ferdinand Porsche developed his namesake car. A talented automotive engineer, and founder of the Porsche car company – he is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle the Lohner-Porsche, developed in 1894 and marketed from 1900 – 1905 – the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, and several other important developments in addition to his famous Porsche automobiles. Porsche also designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first racing car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. In short, he stayed busy, and as far as the automative industry is concerned, he was an outstanding revolutionary

As they say the rest is history.

As a kid, I was a car nut. Initially American muscle cars. Then having seen the cute (as well as fast and nimble) little Porsche 356’s on TV shows such as the original Mission Impossible series and in movies such as Harper, starring the great actor Paul Newman and several movies with another great actor, Steve McQueen, I became enamored with, and then addicted to these tiny, but amazingly fast, great handling cars. So much so that I joined Porsche Club of America and raced for a time when I was able to afford such luxury and had less concern for my own wellbeing. Eventually Porsches evolved and I graduated from the 356 Porsches to its descendent, the mighty Porsche 911, and then, to its successor, the ultimate Porsche, the 911/930 Turbo. Porsche was one of the first car companies to offer turbos in cars for the general public [albeit only a few with deep pockets as those 930’s were made in extremely limited numbers… we’re talking 1,300 cars on average per year – offered under the “Sonderwunschprogramm” (special order program)].

I’ve followed those vintage 356 Porsches and the actors who drove them over the years. The cars are now very valuable classics and those actors are dead. You can’t hide from Father Time – age catches up with everyone and everything.

Time too has long since caught up with most traditional environmental techniques. They don’t work well enough in many cases and they’re inefficient or relatively ineffective in other cases.

Now, much like Porsche with their new modern, ultra-fast, better, handling, better braking, better fuel economy, modern 911 automotive derivatives for the modern era, here comes Global Environmental Solutions with its DirtGlue Enterprises line of products to provide new modern approaches to environmental products and application techniques.

GES/DGE offers:

  • Extremely long-term dust control without water
  • Paving without asphalt or concrete
  • Hydroseeding/hydromulching without washouts
  • Permanent waterproofing for masonry
  • Chemical roadbase stabilization that is permanent
  • Erosion control that lasts and lasts
  • Dust control that stands up to any and all climate conditions
  • Sediment control at the source instead of silt fence after the fact
  • And, just like Porsche – much, much more…

GES is not just another soil stabilization and dust control company, just as Porsche is not just another car company.

The two of us are entirely different entities serving entirely different markets, but are both highly focused on research, development, and customer service. The goal has always been to provide the best possible results in an industry where ‘good’ just isn’t good enough.

At GES, we strive for technical and ecological superiority with every product we offer, in every project our products are introduced to, 100% of the time. The road we travel on (and may even have had a hand in stabilizing) is that of a joint effort – where success and creativity abound. Ride with us. We’ll get you to where you need to go, and we may even have some fun in the process.

Like Porsche, with GES products there “is no substitute”…