Capillary Concrete™

Capillary Concrete™ is a patented pending Sports-base drainage and hydrating material. It is strong, environmentally sound and easy to mix and install. It has the ability to drain enormous amounts of water and still keep a minimum level of moisture by capillary action.

Capillary Concrete™ is the only sports base material that can remove water and replenish moisture at the same time, essential in presenting the best sports surfaces.

Capillary Concrete™ is a cement-based polymer material that can solve all drainage and moisture problems in many different sports, such as golf, equestrian sports, sports fields etc. It has a superior life-time and strength value, and it is the most sustainable construction material for sports drainage and moisture control available.

Capillary Concrete® is a protective and draining sub-base for sports areas, here in a golf bunker application, capable of 100% moisture and contamination control. Test bunker above to show effect on sand contamination and grass encroachment, 3 months after construction.

Capillary Concrete® is a protective and draining sub-base for sports areas, here in a golf bunker application, capable of 100% moisture and contamination control. Test bunker above to show effect on sand contamination and grass encroachment, 3 months after construction.

Through the unique characteristics of Capillary Concrete™, various grass surfaces can be constructed with a built-in water storage and distribution system. On golf tees for instance, initial testing suggests a 90% water reduction rate in irrigation compared to traditionally constructed areas. The possibilities are many with the major financial and environmental advantages of this product.

Capillary Concrete™ is very durable, environmentally safe and easy to install.

It has been installed at many different courses on five different continents with excellent results in all climates.
It drains perfectly and maintains the bunker sand at an ideal moisture level. And all this at a very reasonable price. This simply solves all bunker problems!

Capillary Concrete™ is the only sports base that moves water in two directions and is strong enough to form an edge.

This is the secret behind Capillary Concrete’s unique ability to keep bunkers in great shape regardless of weather conditions. Capillary Concrete™ will virtually eliminate wash-outs, soil contamination, plugged ball lies and other bunker maintenance problems.

Freely drain gravitational water from sand.

Capillary Concrete™ is porous and will freely drain gravitational water on every inch of the bunker floor. Rain events are quickly drained through Capillary Concrete™ at hundreds of inches per hour.

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Keep capillary moisture longer on BUNKER FACES to preserve ideal playing conditions.
Once the free water has drained from the sand, only capillary moisture is left. The trick is to keep this capillary moisture on the sand faces for as long as possible, and this is achieved with Capillary Concrete™ which can move moisture back to the sand by utilizing special micropores and capillary action. The Patented Capillary Concrete™ system will help store and restore moisture to the sand faces as it evapotranspirates in dry conditions.

Patented pending subsurface irrigation system on steep faces.
To resolve even the most challenging bunker faces, the Patented Capillary Concrete™ system utilizes a revolutionary technique of subsurface drip irrigation. Now turf managers can achieve total moisture control of their bunkers and have the ability to keep almost vertical bunker faces covered in sand and firm while avoiding wash-outs and plugged golf balls, without having to manually apply water from the top.

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The above photograph shows the result of moisture being fed to the Capillary Concrete™ layer and how it has started to moisturize the steep bunker face. The Capillary Concrete™ system utilizes Capillary Action to moisturize the bunker sand from below. This is done through a special technology with polymers that create microscopic connections in the aggregate and actual binding agent of the Capillary Concrete™.

Why is capillary moisture so important to maintain?

As soon as the sand on steep bunker faces starts to dry out, the risk of plugged ball lies and wash-outs increase significantly. Dry sand will not stay compacted and transport water as well as a sand which has a slight amount of capillary moisture. Playing characteristics of the sand will diminish as the sand dries out.

 

 

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