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Artificial Grass AirDrain Drainage Installed Caracas Venezuela

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Artificial Grass on top of AirDrain Drainage Installed Caracas Venezuela


Installing the AirField System results in a more stable surface area and a more consistent GMAX across the project. AirDrain’s delivers a 14.7% on cement and a 19% reduction on an aggregate base in GMAX. And that reduction and consistency will stay for the life of the field with AirDrain .

AirDrain all but eliminates infill migration and a floating field, brings a consistent GMAX across the entire field. (which can drastically affect the safety of the project putting owners in an extreme liability risk scenario)

AirDrain Drainage ASTM D 4716 Synthetic Grass and Natural Grass Testing

               What drains better than air!

Does your field float or have ponding or infill migration (which is an extreme player safety and owner liability issue) and you can’t figure out why, maybe because they said it would drain X amount per hour and in reality it doesn’t and never will.

Those issues don’t get better they get worse! Countless hours in maintenance and grooming, adding materials etc. etc. what’s the cost of that every month?

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 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 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 of rainfall, AirDrain can handle anything that Mother Nature throws at it.  On a nearly completely flat surface (1/2% of 1% 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 .576 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 drainage capability.

     Now you know! Nothing drains better than air!  

Click on the link below, to see what a real drainage test looks like.



In a cost value performance and ease of installation  scenario, no product comes close to AirDrain.



They are four facilities where the AirField System AirDrain for Synthetic Grass was used:







Best Regates,

Alberto and Nick Fraino