This presentation was given as part of the Design, Build, & Maintain: a different way? seminar at Laem Chabang on 8 March 2015.
I explained two things. First, once a sandcap is in place, a tremendous amount of work must be done to keep that surface firm. Second, growing grasses that don't die or thin out when allowed to grow slow, or when irrigation is reduced, will produce the firmest surfaces.