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Turf and Recreation


Proper drainage is the foundation of high performance athletic and recreational fields. With high level of play and traffic, changes in soil moisture can be detrimental to the turf's natural ability to handle the load.

A properly designed and maintained drainage system can offer the following benefits: Healthier grass and sod, effective use of turf nutrients, less chance of disease, maximized playability, less chance of compaction, removal of soluble salts, protection of your investment and safety of the players.

ADS corrugated polyethylene pipe provides the drainage your fields demand. You'll find it in public and private venues across the nation and the world. Look for it at Lambeau Field, Dodger Stadium, Augusta National, Pebble Beach, The University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, and countless other colleges and high schools across the country.

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ADS Turf and Recreation Products

Our nation’s increasing interest in outdoor sports and events brings with it a growing demand for healthy, durable natural turf surfaces. Engineered drainage systems play a key role in the long term "playability" of golf courses, athletic fields, parks and other recreational areas. For decades, ADS has been providing polyethylene drainage products to specifying engineers and turf contactors.

  • N-12® (per CSA)
    N-12 ® (per CSA B182.8) pipe is the Canadian standard for corrugated polyethylene drainage pipe. Introduced in 2002, N-12 dual wall pipe with its smooth interior wall and corrugated exterior wall, offers exceptional hydraulics and strength. Built using application specific high-density polyethylene, N-12 corrugated pipe also provides superior corrosion and abrasion resistance making it an excellent alternative to reinforced concrete and corrugated metal pipe. These properties have led to the increasing approval and acceptance of N-12 drainage pipe in storm water applications across the country. The certification of our N-12 pipe is by a third party agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
  • N-12® (per AASHTO)
    A smooth interior for rapid transfer of collected storm water combined with a corrugated exterior for structural strength, N-12 pipe has established itself as a preferred product for all types of athletic fields. It’s superior hydraulics, light weight, and ease of installation makes is a preferred alternative to reinforced concrete, clay and corrugated metal pipe. Available in 100 mm– 1500 mm diameters, and with both soil-tight and water-tight joints, N-12 pipe has the flow capacity and toughness to provide decades of trouble-free high volume, rapid water movement.
  • Nyloplast® Drainage Structures
    Constructed from heavy duty PVC, Nyloplast structures are the exceptional choice over heavy and cumbersome concrete manholes and drain basins. Drain basins, curb inlets, and inline drains are all easily installed with minimum equipment and manpower. Capable of handling H-20 loads, Nyloplast structures provide a watertight seal with excellent economics.
  • Single Wall
    Our corrugated single-wall pipe is offered in 75 mm–600 mm diameters, and in coils up to 500 feet for fast installation with fewer joints. This standard pipe is extremely light weight and flexible, making it an economical choice for turf drainage. Perforated styles are designed for subsurface water collection and leaching, while non-perforated pipe provides water movement form point to point.
  • AdvanEdge®
    This panel-shaped, geo-composite pipe is designed for rapid drainage on playing fields, putting greens, and other moisture-sensitive areas. With twice the soil contact area of 100 mm round pipe, AdvanEDGE pipe will drain a given quantity of water in about 60% of the time. Its unique design allows it to be laid flat eliminating the need to dig a trench, or with its slim 1.5 inch profile fast installation is achieved in a narrow trench with common plow-in equipment.
  • N-12 MEGA GREEN™
    Offering a minimum recycled content of 40%, ADS MEGA GREEN HDPE pipe is the developer's and designer's choice for "green projects", helping you meet LEED requirements.