Athletic Fields - New Construction

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AWD offers a complete line of fittings that transition collected water to standard PVC pipes.

The Problem


Natural and synthetic turf athletic fields need efficient drainage systems to evacuate water from the subbase layer quickly, allowing more time on the playing field and eliminating saturated field conditions that can cause injuries and/or damage to the turf system. Providing an inadequate long-term drainage system during initial field construction can lead to costly remediation down the road

New fields designed utilizing an aggregate-only subbase can be costly and provide inefficient drainage. Aggregate-only subbase layers used for drainage require a thick profile, which equates to large quantities of aggregate. Transportation of materials, equipment requirements and the labor to unload and spread materials are costly. Additional costs are incurred removing high volumes of excavated soils from the site


The Solution


Better Drainage - Half the Cost
- Reduced excavation space -  Limited site disturbance
- No heavy equipment required - Easy to handle & install
- Lightweight materials - Reduced Transportation Cost
- High percentage open area for water collection 
       EXCLEDRAIN 70% vs. Perforated Pipe 3%
- No select backfill required for vertical installations


EXCELDRAIN EX-T prefabricated strip drains are recommended for horizontal installations within the base layer under synthetic or natural turfs where high flow and high-compressive strengths are required.

EXCELDRAIN EX-T provides significantly higher water collection and evacuation rates than stone or perforated pipe drains. Strip drains are constructed with a 1”-thick, 9,500 psf compressive strength formed polystyrene perforated core that is fully wrapped with a high-strength, spun bonded, nonwoven filter fabric. The fabric allows water to pass freely into the core while restricting base materials or other particles that might clog the core.

NEW FIELDS - HORIZONTAL Installation: Strip drains can be installed horizontally under aggregate to prevent sub-base disturbance and enhance flow and drainage performance under synthetic or natural turf.








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