As members of the Land Drainage Contractors Association, Souters Sports has substantial experience and expertise in the requirements of producing a variety of sustainable drainage systems.
Excess water and soil compaction often result in rapid deterioration of playing surfaces and can ultimately lead to the surface becoming damaged and the quality of play severely affected. The right drainage is essential in prolonging and maintaining the quality of a playing surface.
Primary piped land drainage systems form the infrastructure for any subsequent secondary systems by removing groundwater through a network of pipes to an outfall. We offer a full system design service together with costing and feasibility surveys.
System installation is carried out utilising specialist trenching machinery guided by laser level controls. Continuous chain trenchers or spinning wheel type trenchers are utilised depending on the ground conditions and drain depth requirements.
Secondary drainage systems intercept surface water and transfer it rapidly to the lateral drains of the primary system. This ensures that playing surfaces are usable as soon as possible following heavy rainfall. Typical secondary drainage operations are sand slitting, gravel/sand banding, and ground breaking.
At Souters Sports, you can be assured that we have all of the specialist equipment to carry out these operations, as well as subsurface aeration and sand top dressing. Souters Sports work very closely with the country's leading consultants, ensuring that projects are completed at the end of the season, while still allowing sufficient time for playing surfaces to recover in time for the following season.