AirField Systems AirDrain synthetic turf drainage doubles as a 100% vertical drainage layer and shock pad with an ASTM F355-10a: Standard Test Methods for Shock-Absorbing Properties of Playing Surface Systems and Materials results:
14.7% reduction in GMAX over a cement/asphalt subbase.
18.9% reduction in GMAX over compacted gravel subbase.
Whether installed on an aggregate subbase, concrete or asphalt the AirDrain for Synthetic Turf drainage helps provide you with consistent Gmax and shock attenuation properties which are a major contributor to the reduction of concussions and the safety of your players. Some factors that might influence a change in GMAX would be an inconsistency of the infill or wear of the synthetic turf fibers. Unlike traditional shock pads or e-layers the AirDrain is 1″ high, has a 92% air void and a vertical and lateral drainage rate which cannot be matched by any other product in the industry.
Benefits of an AirField system include:
AirDrain creates and helps maintain a constant Gmax for Synthetic Turf
Shock absorption reduces the strain on joints and ligaments
AirDrain can be reused when the Synthetic Turf must be replaced
Can help qualify for LEED and other green building credits
A smaller carbon and development footprint with reduced site disturbance
Water harvesting reclamation and reuse is easily achieved with an AirDrain System
AirDrain is a 100% recycled copolymer with the impact modifier metallocene qualifying it as a “No Break” plastic
AirDrain can be made to the following specification “Flammability UL 94, Flame Retardant, High Impact Polypropylene Copolymer, Black” for Rooftop applications.