Common Drainage Issues

Playground drains thanks to Capiphon™

Any situation requiring management of water pooling or run off will find Capiphon™ is better and cheaper than more traditional drainage solutions. Installation is simple and it will never block up, keeping lifetime costs down from the very start of the project.

Halve the cost of traditional drainage by using Capiphon™

Every time it rained this playground would not be available for days. Even after relatively light rain, water would continue to seep down from adjacent playing fields and pool around playground equipment, making it inaccessible and breeding bugs.

To solve this issue, competitors would suggest a trench width of 300-450 mm and depth of 600 mm as a minimum. By comparison, Capiphon™ needs a trench only 100 mm wide. Depth will depend on the site and any proposed cultivation needed, but in a case like this can be relatively shallow. This means smaller machines can be used to dig a trench for Capiphon™, saving time and money on excavation.

Larger trenches also mean more spoil. Capiphon™ trenches can be backfilled with the spoil, leaving less waste (although if the spoil is heavy clay, sand is a preferred and more efficient option).

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Capiphon™ doesn’t need Gravel or Geotextile

The unique capillary action of Capiphon™ works best when the belt is in direct contact with the soil. Geotextile fabrics are designed to prevent soil getting into and blocking other solutions like ag pipe. Except that the geotextile holds the soil against the holes that the water is trying to get through and they can block anyway, becoming useless and requiring maintenance.

Slotted pipe works by gravity and works best with a head of 25mm of water moving into it. Gravel is designed to build up a well of water to promote the “flow”. The design of the Capiphon™ belt will draw water out of the soil and no volume of water is required to ensure an even and consistent flow that will not become blocked or clogged.

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