AirDrain Synthetic Grass Drainage for New Jersey Soccer Field
AirDrain Synthetic Grass Drainage Doubles as an unbeatable Drainage Layer and Shock Pad
Whether installed on an aggregate base, concrete or asphalt the AirDrain drainage grid helps give you a consistent GMAX across the entire field.
The result is a more stable surface area and a more consistent GMAX across the project. All but eliminating infill migration and inconsistent GMAX across the entire field, (which can drastically affect the safety of the project putting owners in an extreme liability risk scenario).
Unlike traditional shock pads / e-layer the AirDrain is 1″ high, has a 92% air void. This unmatched vertical and lateral drainage all but eliminates standing water even at a 0.25% slope.
There is a big difference between real world drainage and manufacturers claims. AirDrain’s capacity to drain water can’t be beat by anyone’s product period.
Over the years, many architects and engineers have asked us just how fast will the AirDrain grid drain. Our reply has always been that the 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.
Recently, our AirDrain grid was tested using the ASTM D 4716 Hydraulic Transmissivity Standard Test Method. The testing was done using plates on 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.
AirDrain was draining 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 the water draining using the AirDrain grid? The most important factor to consider is the percentage of slope that the AirDrain is sitting on.
For example, it could rain over 171 inches in an hour and AirDrain could drain it on a 1/2% slope.
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 capability.
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. No matter what the water has to move horizontally through the sub drainage to the perimeter!
Don’t let em kid ya ! If they don’t have this test ask them why?
AirDrain’s strength and durability allow it to be used under multiple turf replacements on the project.
In a cost value and performance proposition there is only one choice, AirDrain!
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Contact AirField Systems with any questions about how AirDrain can help you have a successful installation. 405-359-3775