Sportag® is part of the Lytag® product portfolio and is a sustainable, lightweight drainage material used extensively on golf course fairways and greens as well as all other sports playing fields. Sportag® lightweight aggregate's shape and regular grading make it an ideal medium for land drainage applications.
Sportag® hydraulic conductivity is 10 times that of some natural aggregates (Sportag® = 1.6 x 10-1 m/s), thanks to a void ratio of 40% between pellets.
Advantages: Drainage rates vastly improved with Sportag®
Benefits: Facility will be available more often.
Sportag® has a 30% moisture retention. This allows moisture to be released at a constant rate, 15L per m2 @ 100mm depth.
Advantages: Allows for a more even and controlled release of water.
Benefit: Healthier, more consistent facility.
Sportag® 40% void ratio improves aeration compared to standard aggregate, allowing roots to penetrate to greater depths.
Advantages: Stronger root systems.
Benefits: A healthier more robust surface.
Sportag® innate strength of 6.5N, means there is very little degradation over time. Making it a perfect bedding for pipeline (UPVC, concrete, clay or any other thermoplastics) as there is no settling over time.
Advantages: A constant volume is achieved with no subsidence.
Benefits: Very little long-term maintenance needed.
An articulated truck can carry 36m3 of Sportag® compared with 18m3 of natural aggregate. More volume per truck reduces vehicle trips, haulage costs and environmental impact.
Advantages: Quicker delivery to site.
Benefits: Savings in time and haulage costs; less environmental impact.
Placing and Handling
Sportag® is half the weight of normal aggregates, reducing the risk of manual handling injuries. Its round nature and strength allows easy placement in even the most demanding of locations.
Advantages: Quick and easy to install; no specialist knowledge or skills necessary.
Benefits: Reduces labour costs and time. Will not damage maintenance machinery.
Sportag® regular spherical shape, 6.5N strength, 40% void ration and 30% moisture retention makes it perfect for all elements of a SuDS System.
• Micro Trenches
• Pipe bedding
• Permeable pavements
• Green roofs
Sportag® has a 30% moisture retention. This allows moisture to be released at a constant rate of 15 litres per m2 @ 100mm depth.