Stop! Whatever you do, don’t install a K9 pet relief area without the proper drainage!!
Dog Run Drainage Performance is divided into 3 parts:
- The drainage is affected by the surface area of the sub drainage touching the backer of the turf. If the urine has to find the holes and then find the holes in the drainage underlayment under a stretched and tightened turf that’s a big problem! (AirDrain has 100% vertical drainage all holes open with an inch of air, using gravity to drain the project)
- Vertical drainage: How fast can the urine pass all the way into the underlayment ?
- Horizontal Drainage : is how fast can the urine be moved to the exit drain? (AirDrain is 92% air)
Here is the ASTM D4716 Flow Rate per Unit Width and Hydraulic Transmissivity Testing for actual drainage capacity, at a 1/2% slope. The AirDrain will actually drain 171 inches per hour.
The ASTM D4716 was done with 2 metal plates top and bottom and the grid tilted at a 1/2% slope. This is the only way to be able to claim drainage per hour. Don’t let’em kid ya! If they don’t have this test, ask them why.
AirDrain for K9 Pet Relief Areas, Pet Playgrounds, Dog Runs, Airport Pet Relief Areas, Kennels, and More…..
With over 1,000+ K9 pet relief areas installed with AirDrain by AirField Systems since 2002. This is the ideal synthetic grass drainage system used in dog day care facilities, pet playgrounds, airport dog potties and general use common areas for dogs all across America.
Made in the USA with the highest quality 100% post-manufactured industrial recycled content.
Bringing a 92% air void underneath the turf, unwanted waste can be washed away quickly by using an easily installed flushing system.
This flushing system attaches to any water source and uses inexpensive PVC piping around the perimeter of the grid. Low cost, easy to install, do it yourself drainage.
Over the years, many architects and engineers have asked us just how fast will the AirDrain grid drain. AirDrain is only limited by what is above it. And the exit drains, due to the fact that the area of an AirDrain part is 1” inch high and has a 92% air void.
The AirDrain grid tested using the ASTM D 4716 Hydraulic Transmissivity Standard Test Method. The test used plates on the top and bottom of the AirDrain part. Setting them to the required slope and adding water from the high side of one end down the slope. The AirDrain drained so fast they had to modify their testing equipment to accommodate the volume of water AirDrain could move!
As it turns out there is practically no resistance to drainage using the AirDrain grid. The most important factor to consider is the percentage of slope that the AirDrain is sitting on.
To put this in perspective considering rainfall, AirDrain can handle anything that Mother Nature throws at it. On a nearly completely flat surface (1/2% slope) AirDrain will drain 2.85 inches of rainfall in one minute.
For example, it could rain over 171 inches in an hour and AirDrain could drain it on a 1/2% slope. AirDrain can also hold .578 gallons of water per sqft. if needed until it can evacuate to the perimeter exit drains.
No other product on the market comes close to AirDrain’s ability to drain a project. It’s not even close.
So when you see the claims of manufacturers’ rainfall per hour drainage, ask them if they have the test that really shows a products real world drainage capacity. There are 2 sides to drainage vertical and horizontal, can you vertically drain it and can it then move horizontally to the exit drain.
Made with 100% post industrial recycled content AirField uses the highest quality materials for the AirDrain Geocell, with a 1-inch high 92% air void space underneath your synthetic turf.
You are able to wash away any unwanted waste left behind if needed by installing a flushing system around the perimeter of the grid.
Low cost, easy to install, DIY drainage makes AirDrain the ideal synthetic grass drainage system for kennels, dog boarding and pet facilities, dog parks, vet clinics, and even in your own backyard. Helps provide a surface area that looks and feels great to the dogs!
Whether you utilize natural or artificial grass, the AirField System is a stress-free way to turn any common space into a fun place for people and their beloved K9 friends.
No worrying about expensive and destructive gravel drainage. No problems with waste being left behind.