The patented Capillary Material works like a paper towel placed under sand, which will more effectively soak up excessive moisture from the ground through its capillary pores and disperse it through the drainage layer or store it in the subground layer.
CC with GVY (zero suction)
Mainly adhesive hold water
The installation process is simple yet important for a functioning system. By priming the Capillary Material the right way it becomes dense enough in porosity to sustain performance and bear resistance over time, with no clogging of drainage gravel and pipes.
When precipitation hits the surface, regardless if grass, sand or soil, the water drains at a high capacity to avoid sitting water. Through the closed system, the drainage pipes collect water and lead it to a well which will empty and drain automatically if it gets full.
The Capillary Material and capillary Hydroponics can be used with any top or sublayer material. By using sand, an open growing medium, drainage is improved further compared to using sticky and plastic soil.
Depending on if you choose an enclosed or open system, the water will drain out into adjacent soil or underground basins respectively.
The Capillary Material has a performance guarantee of 10 years. Drainage will work as intended and migration of particles into the drainage layer will not take place as long as maintenance is conducted correctly.
Sand sitting on soil or liners becomes waterlogged quickly upon heavy precipitation. Using the Capillary Material as a subgrade layer avoids migration of particles into drainage systems and gives the sand superior drainage capabilities. This means no waterlogged bunker bases or sitting water in arenas.
Because Capillary Hydroponics allows the grass to be grown in a very open medium, the drainage capabilities are superior compared to soil-grown grass. This allows for pitches, fairways, greens, tees and grass horse arenas that will perform superbly in any weather.
Creating infiltration areas to lessen the risk of flooding in urban areas
Collecting rainwater and using it over a long period of time for subsurface irrigation of a turfgrass area that can withstand heavy traffic is an excellent solution for many urban problems.
By altering the size of the drainage layer you can choose how much water to collect
Depending on your use case, area or location your drainage needs may vary. That is why we have made an adaptable system where your need comes first.
Using an enclosed system with natural sand and underground basins, it filters all water naturally from air and water pollution and then collects it to be reused. By using subsurface irrigation and distribution of fertilizers and pesticides in the water there is no leaching of harmful substances or microplastics into adjacent soil, surrounding water streams or ground water.
Total drainage control even after a storm
No leakage of fertilizers, pesticides and particles
No free-thaw damage
Top performance all year round
Studies indicate our system has up to 85% less water consumption than overhead irrigation
The Capillary Hydroponics grows stronger grass that needs less verticutting and slitting, deep loosening and core aeration and mowing, and there are no costly replacements or maintenance of sand-clogged irrigation and drainage systems. Due to the drainage capabilities the surface will be dryer and hence less prone to fungicides, pesticides and other diseases. Sand bunkers and horse arenas won’t have to be irrigated or spot raked and no particles will migrate into the drainage system.