As one of the longest running and most prevalent synthetic turf designers in Chicago area, we are familiar will all brands of flat drains. In addition, we also utilize flatdrains for natural grass drainage. We are very impressed with the Hydraway product line for both synthetic turf and natural grass drainage applications. We have found it to possess much better drainage parameters AND to be much more economical then other flatdrain products.
The reason we use Hydraway 2000 can be summed up in two words, strength and permeability. When we use Hydraway 2000 under our fields, we know that we are using a material that has superior compression strength combined with higher permeability and water flow rates than other products we have used in the past.
For several years, we have specified Hydraway products as part of the subsurface drainage design under natural and synthetic athletic fields, utilizing both horizontal and vertical applications. We could not be more pleased with the high quality and performance of the products.
The high in-flow and high compressive strengths make Hydraway the ideal drainage solution. This quality product backed by superior customer service makes it easy to give Hydraway Drainage Systems our repeat business.
When given a choice, because of proven reliability and superior customer service, we prefer to use Hydraway 2000 drainage systems in the construction of both our synthetic and natural turf athletic fields.
For my firm, it was great to use such a quality constructed and engineered product because the drainage system will be productive and long lasting. The high compressed strength and high inflow rate of the Hydraway product were two reasons that it was specified for this project.
In the summer of 2007, we were retained to design a new sub-surface drainage system for the LSU lady softball facility, Tiger Park. The system has performed as advertised since the day it was installed. I can recommend this product without hesitation. It performs as advertised and the Hydraway team provides quality products and excellent services to the design and installation professionals.
Clark Companies has been installing subsurface drainage systems for many years on both natural and synthetic turf fields and has used all types of systems. Two years ago, we started using the Hydraway 2000 Subsurface Drainage System and were immediately impressed by the ease of installation and high compressive strength of the product. These features coupled with an unsurpassed industry water in-flow rate is why we continue to choose the Hydraway 2000 Subsurface Drainage System over the competition.
When it was decided to rebuild our field, the Hydraway® drainage system was a great alternative. It was convenient for retrofitting the field with its high inflow rate and compressive strength during construction. In August 2009, an afternoon thunderstorm arose over the ballpark at 3 pm on game day. By 3:30, the only things visible on the field were the infield and bullpen tarps. At 3:45, the stadium had received 3.17” of rain. The Zephyrs were on the field, playing by 7:30 with compliments from the Pacific Coast League and its umpires.
There isn’t a single day where I don’t have players coming up to me to remark about how great it is to play on this field now that we have Hydraway installed. Put simply: We don’t have drainage problems anymore. We can get back on the field in record time, and the Hydraway System saved us considerably when compared to the other available options.
Maumee Bay Turf Center is a quality builder of Synthetic and Natural Turf Fields and we use the Hydraway 2000 drainage system because of the quality that our customers demand. It’s easier to do the job right the first time, rather than taking short cuts with lower quality systems. We like the compressive strengths and the ease of installations. This is by far the best system on the market; we have been very pleased with the performance and quality of the Hydraway systems we use.