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Athletic Fields

natural turf field Hydraway Drainage Systems are widely used in athletic fields. Facility managers are under persistent pressure to keep fields healthy, attractive and ready for use. Heavy schedules make this a major challenge because using fields during saturated conditions compacts the soil, consequently threatening the turf.

Hydraway Drainage Systems can be found not only in common sites such as football, baseball and soccer fields but also in less familiar settings such as polo fields, croquet courts, clay or grass tennis courts, lawn bowling greens, bocce courts, horseshoe courts, equestrian centers, sand volleyball courts, and open play areas.

Natural Turf Athletic Field

Whether it is new natural turf field construction or the renovation of an existing field, Hydraway 2000 is the preferred choice because:

  • Highest "inflow" rates: (Water is able to penetrate the Hydraway 2000 drain extremely fast). Over 90% of the drain is permeable. Water enters the drain for fast quick drainage
  • Narrow Trenches: Installation can be done in trenches as narrow as 2"
  • Quick installation: The Hydraway System can be installed faster than traditional "rock and pipe systems" which means huge labor savings
  • Lower cost: Cost per lineal foot is less than that of traditional "French drain systems"
  • Non-clogging: Hydraway 2000 utilizes a 4.5 non-woven needle punched fabric. This fabric is specified by many DOT's nation-wide! The fabric is specially designed to allow in water at high rates yet will not "clog or build-up" due to heavy clays in the surrounding surface
easy to install drainage system natural turf installation at Zephyrs field

Synthetic Turf Athletic Field

Hydraway 2000 is also the preferred choice when installing synthetic turf because:

  • Highest "inflow" rates: (Water is able to penetrate the Hydraway 2000 drain extremely fast). Over 90% of the drain is permeable. Water enters the drain for fast quick drainage
  • Highest compressive strengths: Will not crush under the extreme weight of the stone and compaction
  • Quick installation: No need for trenching the subsurface. Typical "French" drain systems need deep and wide trenches to work effectively
  • Lower cost: Cost per lineal foot is less than that of traditional "French drain systems"
  • Non-clogging: Hydraway 2000 utilizes a 4.5 non-woven needle punched fabric. This fabric is specified by many DOT's nation-wide! The fabric is specially designed to allow in water at high rates yet will not "clog or build-up" due to heavy clays in the surrounding surface
syntheic turf field drainage synthetic sports field

Installation Presentation

Examples

1. Columbus High School East and Columbus High School West - Synthetic Turf
2. Lutheran High School - Natural Turf
3. Missouri Baptist University - Natural Turf
4. University Of Michigan Baseball and Softball Fields - Natural Turf
5. Southern IL Miners - Synthetic Turf
6. Illinois College - Synthetic Turf
7. Kenilworth Recreation Center - Natural Turf