Bocce Ball Court Building Materials We offer several different surface material options, with and without oyster shell mixture. We are also able to ship all of the other materials needed for installation and maintenance to you. Installation and maintenance services are available. Our staff will travel anywhere in the USA and Canada needed to assist an installation.
Oyster Shell and D. G. Blends Our Silver or Gold Decomposed Granite 1/4" Minus is blended with premium quality marine composted crushed oyster in shell and oyster shell flour that results in the typical traditionally Italian bocce ball court. This mixture is installed over a layer standard 3/8" minus decomposed granite depth of 1-1/2 to 3 inches, which equals 1 ton of blended material per 100 to 150 square feet.
The role that oyster shell plays in bocce court surface mixtures is to keep the decomposed granite from becoming extremely hard and workable for grooming. The oyster shell flakes keep the decomposed granite from completely binding together. Through the normal course of play; ruts, troughs and material displacement takes place. Our decomposed granite oyster shell blend is in traditional Italian bocce ball court surface formula. When groomed out it makes a smooth solid surface to play on. When play is completed it makes for an easy surface to quickly renovate. Oyster Shell Flour Oyster shell flour is applied over the top of the finished court surface at the rate of 1/4 to 1/2 pound per square foot resulting in a thin layer of finely crushed oyster shell flour for a very smooth playing surface.