If you run a greenhouse or nursery, you need a way to drain water efficiently and effectively. You could install a trench drain or a perforated pipe system. However, Hydraway provides a more successful alternative to those more traditional drainage systems. Here’s how Hydraway works and why it can work as an effective greenhouse drainage system.
Hydraway’s unique design allows water to enter it’s open core design. This open grid and its filter allows water to flow over 85% of the Hydraway system’s surface. But does that open surface area really improve drainage? Yes. We tested the Hydraway grid against a traditional perforated drainage pipe. Hydraway drained water in 7 seconds, while the perforated pipe took 27 seconds to drain water.
Hydraway drains water quickly, and it has never failed due to a manufacturer’s defect. It drains excess water away from buildings, homes, landscaping, and athletic fields to prevent flooding and erosion. It can do the same for your greenhouse or nursery.
Is Hydraway’s ability to let water flow over 75% of its surface really that important? Yes, it is. You may think that most drainage systems let water flow over or through that much of their surfaces, but that’s not the case. Having that much open space on a drainage system is unusual. Just look at other drainage systems: Multi-Flow only has 3.9% open surface space, and Advan-Edge has just 10.4% open space. Only Akwa-Drain comes close to us at 55% open space. Hydraway drains water quickly because the water doesn’t get stuck on the surface. Instead, it flows through the grid and passes to the next part of the system to drain away from the greenhouse or nursery.
Greenhouses need to irrigate their plants, and that irrigation can create excess water in the planters and boxes, as well as in a greenhouse’s foundation. If excess water stays in the planters, the plants can become over-watered. If it creeps into the greenhouse’s foundation, the water can cause structural problems. The Hydraway 300 draining board fits well beneath planters and foundations. It can carry the water runoff away from both places quickly and will keep your plants and greenhouse in excellent shape. Hydraway works for both commercial and residential greenhouses, so it can drain water from both personal indoor gardens and large greenhouses full of plants to sell. Overall, Hydraway provides the best drainage for greenhouses by removing water quickly to prevent irrigation from over-watering the indoor plants and affecting greenhouses’ foundations.
Hydraway fits well with outdoor nursery drainage applications because the Hydraway 2000 strip drain excels at outdoor applications. We install the Hydraway 2000 beneath the ground in a given area. That area can be a nursery, an athletic field, or a parking lot. Nurseries can deal with large amounts of rainfall that cause excess water to accumulate among the rows of plants. Hydraway 2000 can fix that problem by draining and removing the water quickly, even while it’s raining. Once we install this system in your nursery, your plants will grow well and your fields won’t experience any flooding throughout the year, from the growing season to the winter months.
Does your greenhouse’s irrigation system over water the plants? Does your nursery experience flooding? If you experience either of these problems, reach out to your contractor to ask about Hydraway. They can install it easily and effectively, and we can send our team members to help them find the right system layout for your facility. Whether you need your plants to grow indoors or outdoors, we can develop the best drainage solution for your needs. We’ve provided this system for over 30 years, and we can assist your contractor with our knowledge and experience as they complete the installation. We’re ready to provide the drainage system you need to get the results you want.