Sand Based Sports Fields at Texas A&M with Airfield Systems Agronomic AirDrain Drainage System for Natural Turf since 2002
It was concluded thru a research project conducted at Texas A&M University that irrigation needs can be reduced by using AirField Systems AirDrain. This five year research project was jointly funded by the United States Golf Association and AirField Systems, and was a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University, AirField Systems and the United States Golf Association.
The data from the research showed that the AirField Systems drainage profile provided between 1-3 more days of plant available water than a United States Golf Association recommended gravel and sand profile.
Click here for more information about the study titled “A Comparison of Water Drainage and Storage in Putting Greens Built Using Airfield Systems and USGA Methods of Construction”.
Benefits of an AirField System Design include:
1 to 3 more days of plant available water stored in the root zone (depending on climate)
Significantly reduces daily irrigation needs (as told to us by our customers)
Healthier turf / stronger root system (as told to us by our customers)
100% Vertical Drainage under the entire playing surface
AirDrain is a 100% recycled copolymer which has the impact modifier “metallocene” added to it for qualification as a “No Break” plastic, making it able to withstand extreme heat and cold and still maintain it’s performance
Helps eliminate standing water / simplifies maintenance (as told to us by our customers)
Minimal site disturbance / far less excavation and disposal
Several installation days are saved over a gravel installation
Compact shipping which reduces overall storage and transportation costs
AirDrain System sand profiles create its own perched water table
*This drawing, specifications and the information contained herein is for general presentation purposes only. All final drawings and layouts should be determined by a licensed engineer(s). HIC & Gmax testing are measured in a lab setting and are not site specific.