The Benefits of AirDrain

April 16, 2021

One of the biggest reasons that homeowners and property managers switch to artificial grass is the incredibly efficient drainage. No matter how much rainfall your lawn endures, your synthetic turf will remain lush, green, and — most importantly — dry the next day, thanks to innovative drainage systems such as AirDrain. If you’re considering artificial grass installation for your home or business, speak to a Synthetic Grass Warehouse professional about AirDrain and its many benefits.

What is AirDrain?
AirDrain is a geocell drainage grid created by AirField Systems that provides unparalleled efficiency in turf drainage rates. The geocell grid creates a one-inch air void underneath your artificial grass lawn, which elevates it in order to allow air to circulate and water to drain through rapidly. AirDrain is made from 100 percent recycled copolymer, which means that it will withstand extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. By creating a pocket of space between your artificial grass and the concrete below, the drainage system is able to flush away pet waste and other bacteria with unrivaled efficiency. This keeps your lawn clean and sanitary for you and your family to enjoy year-round.

Hygienic for Pet Applications
Artificial turf’s 100 percent vertical drainage makes it the ideal landscaping solution for kennels, dog parks, vet clinics, or homes with pets. The one-inch air void creates ample space for both liquid and solid pet waste to be flushed away, so you can keep the area as clean and odor-free as possible. You can even install an automatic flushing system for even greater drainage capabilities, if you run a commercial facility that requires more regular cleaning. The system utilizes any water source and inexpensive PVC piping, making it a low-cost and easy-to-install solution for many businesses.

Safe for Playground Applications
AirDrain is also beneficial for kid-friendly areas such as schools and playgrounds. For play area turf, AirDrain is placed on top of the polygreen foam pad that protects kids from impact falls. The artificial grass and infill are then placed on top of the drainage system to complete the IPEMA-certified installation. AirDrain’s playground drainage also results in a more stable surface area overall and consistent Head Impact Criterion (HIC) testing results across the area, making it safer for children. Inconsistent HIC across the playground could detrimentally affect the safety of the area and put property owners at risk for liability.

Durable for Athletic Applications
For almost 20 years, AirDrain has been the leading product for green sports fields, and it has been the NFL Players’ Choice in sports fields since 2006. The thickness and resin of AirDrain consistently provides uniform shock absorbency that reduces the strain on athletes’ joints and ligaments. It also helps give a consistent GMAX and HIC across the entire field, better protecting the safety of the players and reducing the owners’ liability risk. AirDrain’s 100% vertical drainage also minimizes water and mud-related injuries. The AirDrain sports field drainage system drains at a rate of 171 inches per hour, so no amount of rain or poor weather will flood the field and delay your game when you use AirDrain.

If you’re looking for a durable landscaping solution that can withstand any wet weather and remain beautiful year-round, look no further than Synthetic Grass Warehouse. We’ve been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business, as well as installation accessories such as AirDrain. To find out more about our products or for guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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