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.
Case studies of where Sportag® has been used in land drainage applications:
Sheltons Sportsturf Drainage Machinery
Shelton Sportsturf Drainage have used Sportag® with their specialist drainage machinery and techniques for almost 20 years. Shelton design, manufacture and sell award winning machinery designed specifically for the drainage of sports pitches, turf playing surfaces and agricultural land. Along with their machinery, Shelton's advanced drainage techniques can be installed quickly and with little disruption to the playing surfaces so in the vast majority of cases you can 'drain today and play tomorrow'.
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.