Monthly Archives: August 2012

SOLUTIONS FOR SPORTS FIELD CONSTRUCTION

Excavating traditional pipe and gravel filled trenches is costly, time consuming and disruptive to playing surfaces.  An easier and more economical solution for a well-drained field is J-DRain MVP for Maximum Velocity & Performance. This J-DRain prefabricated drainage system (PDS) consists of two parts:

1) A Geosynthetic Fabric with outstanding water flow levels. The fabric is attached to the core and acts as a filter, holding back soil and backfill, yet allowing water to enter the drainage core quickly.

2) A Molded Plastic Core constructed of high density polyethylene. The 3-dimensional dimpled or “honeycombed” core has high compressive strength and is resistant to chemicals and the elements. It provides tremendous in-plane water flow levels and better drainage than the old pipe and stone methods. These products are often described as “sheet drains” or “strip drains.”

PICTURED: J-DRain MVP

 On NATURAL TURF FIELDS, J-DRain MVP is typically placed vertically in narrow trenches and sloped to discharge to the sideline trench.

  • Requires only shallow, narrow trenches
  • Has a high flow capacity
  • Is easy to handle and install
  • Needs no gravel backfill
  • Is very effective- no clogging

PICTURED: J-DRain MVP-6 IN TRENCH WITH SAND BACKFILL ON NATURAL TURF FIELD

  

PICTURED: J-DRain MVP-6 PLACED IN TRENCH ON NATURAL TURF FIELD

 On SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS, J-Drain MVP is typically placed horizontally across the playing field and is sloped to sideline trenches. This installation method eliminates cross-field trenching.

  • Very high flow rate
  • Easy to install
  • High compression strength due to its HDPE core
  • Large collection area
  • Greatly reduced amount of gravel backfill (compared with traditional pipe filled trenches)

 

Pictured: J-DRain MVP: HORIZONTAL APPLICATION ON SYNTHETIC TURF FIELD

   

J- DRain MVP has been used by Drainage Solutions, Inc. customers to create a well drained playing surface for:

 

Old Dominion University

 AND MANY OTHERS, including:

The Baltimore Ravens

Appalachian State University (NC)

Charlottesville High School (VA)

Duke University (NC)

FC Hammond Middle School (VA)

Saint Patrick’s Episcopal School (DC)

Sportsquest- Synthetic Turf Drainage Base- 17 fields (VA)

Hampton Roads Soccer Association (VA)

Coppin State University (MD)

KOI POND NEEDS A SHUTOFF?

 

Solution: VALTERRA KOI POND KNIFE GATE VALVE

Valterra specializes in economical knife gate valves which are ideal for drain applications.  Use the Valterra PVC Koi Pond, Pool & Spa Valve as a quick shut-off in low pressure or vacuum lines. This valve offers quick opening and closing via a sliding gate and is easily disassembled for inline servicing.

Valve Specifications:

  • Full port opening
  • Fits PVC Schedule 40 pipe
  • Socket x Socket
  • Push / pull operation
  • Max working temperature: 167 degrees
  • Sizes available: 1 ½”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”

DRAINAGE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Research indicates that a well maintained landscape can increase the value of a home by as much as 15%.  Considering the potentially destructive effect that water has on buildings and the surrounding terrain, every landscape needs a proper drainage system. A drainage system has three major phases: collection, conduction and discharge. This video from NDS shows how to correctly redirect water away from structures. (Insert NDS Logo)