Football field drainage systems need to perform to preserve the state of play and ensure player safety. Hydraway’s products do both.
Football Field Drainage Design
A football field is more than just a place where games are played. For universities, sports complexes, and professional facilities (along with the regions surrounding them), the field is a critical piece of economic infrastructure. Whether a facility is primarily used for youth sports or top-flight athletics, if that infrastructure isn’t protected properly, things could grind to a halt after a simple rainstorm.
Without proper drainage, repair costs can soar, ticket sales can be lost, and players can be injured. While drainage isn’t the only thing that matters for your facility’s infrastructure, it’s one of those things that’s either working properly or it’s not. There isn’t much in between.
The drainage systems Hydraway supplies bost a superior inflow rate versus conventional perforated pipe drainage systems. This essentially means water can be diverted away from your field more quickly. Standing water on the surface and underneath can cause significant damage, and Hydraway eliminates this concern. But with a higher inflow rate, you might imagine that silt and soil would have an easier time entering the system and causing clogs. This isn’t the case with Hydraway. Needle-punctured fabric is thermally bonded to the core of our system, meaning water comes in while soil stays out. This helps ensure Hydraway has a dramatically greater lifespan than older-style systems.
Drainage and Peace of Mind
When you can be confident your football field’s drainage system isn’t going to fail, leading to significant damage from erosion, or that your players aren’t going to be injured because of a poorly maintained field, those concerns can move to the back of your mind. Water flowing under the surface of your field that isn’t going through designated drainage channels is going to lead to damage. Water carved through rock to create the Grand Canyon, so a football field really doesn’t stand a chance.
However, Hydraway drainage solutions keep water flowing where you want it to flow. And, because our systems last longer than other solutions on the market, you can have true peace of mind that your system will not fail. Hydraway can save you money in a variety of ways. We aren’t the cheapest solution on the market, but we are proven to be the most effective, and Hydraway can pay for itself in the long run.
Reduced Transportation and Labor Costs – Hydraway is easier to transport and install than traditional perforated pipe drainage systems. First, our network of distributors around the United States and around the world are capable of getting your system delivered quickly and efficiently. Hydraway 2000 systems come in custom-length coils up to 2,250 feet, meaning we can get you exactly the right amount of product for your project. Once it’s delivered, Hydraway doesn’t keep a coil memory the same way traditional pipes do, so labor and installation costs are lower.
Long Term Savings – Hydraway can boast a 0% failure rate when properly installed. This means that once Hydraway is installed, you don’t have to worry about whether it’s doing its job. This leads to lower future repair costs for your drainage system and the overall field itself.
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Football Field Drainage Systems
Whether you have a synthetic or natural turf field, Hydraway can get the job done.
Synthetic Turf Fields – While synthetic turf fields often don’t have to contend with natural soil below the surface, erosion is still a significant problem. More than erosion, though, improper drainage can cause standing water that will render a field unplayable if not dealt with. The best way to handle standing water above or below the surface is simply to prevent it in the first place.
Natural Turf Fields – Over time, water will inevitably cause damage to a field if left to its own devices. Natural turf absolutely depends on the health of the grass growing on top of it to help prevent runaway erosion. If a drainage system isn’t properly installed, the health of the grass will be at risk and erosion is virtually guaranteed.
Hydraway drainage systems are the ideal choice for developers and facility managers who are looking to provide maximum value and protect their investments. Connect with us today using the form below and we’d be happy to work through the details!