Drainage Of Existing Surfaces
In our climate, the most important factor limiting the use of surfaces, is the inability of most soils to transmit water away from the surface at a sufficient rate to contend with precipitation. The DRY-DOC Drainage System drains the water away from the surface thus overcoming the problems of water logging compaction and poor soil structure.
Ireland’s moderate climate may be the envy of the world, but still, it causes havoc with sporting fixtures. Given our climatic conditions, the most important factor limiting the use of playing surfaces is the inability of soil to transmit water away from the surface at a sufficient rate to contend with precipitation. Combined with the effect of actually playing on poor soil structure, this means that the majority of surfaces go into decline when weather conditions are inclement.
In the heavily worn parts of surfaces, the soil becomes ‘puddled’, producing the mud baths all too familiar on lower quality surfaces. Therefore, surface compaction leads to surface water logging. In other words, you end up with two to three inches of very wet soil on top, while it is bone dry beneath the surface.
The key to success in such a situation is to remove the water from the surface and to channel it through to the drains.
Below is a cross-section diagram of the DRY-DOC Sports-field Drainage System. This system guarantees that there are no drainage problems in the future. Our highly skilled workforce ensure that there is little or no disruption to the area of land in question, meaning that it can be utilised almost immediately after installation of the system.