Sports Fields & Parks

Today’s sports fields are subjected to levels of usage that very often far exceed their inherent capacity. One of the primary factors that define a sports field’s usage capacity is its inherent drainage capacity.

Soil type (hydraulic conductivity), its depth and drain spacing are the three main determining factors that affect a sports field’s drainage performance.

Through drainage is the most common drainage process used in sports fields. In most sports field construction, a layer of topsoil is laid over a profiled subgrade. Once the water has reached the subsoil, the drainage rate will be limited to that of this layer, which has often suffered compaction during the construction phase of the project. It is of the utmost importance that water be moved away from the playing surface in order to avoid saturation, which can cause grave problems.

Civil and General Distributors offer drainage solutions for sports fields and parks using the Ausdrain infiltration modules and drainage cells.  Commercial linear drains can also be installed around buildings associated with parks and sports fields to provide highly effective drainage for these structures.