Keeping synthetic artificial turf surfaces dry

Among other factors, the average uptime of sports fields and playgrounds utilizing turf surfaces is determined by the performance of the subsurface drainage system used. This must prevent water ponding as well as muddy areas after rainfall. EnkaSport is designed to provide the required water drainage. It is being installed in a growing number of playing fields in North America, Europe and increasingly also Asia.

This is EnkaSport

EnkaSport is a three-dimensional full-field drainage mat for synthetic turf pitches. Its drainage core is made of synthetic monofilaments which are thermally pre-formed into a V-shape configuration.

This optimizes the product’s pressure resistance. On both faces, thermally bonded nonwoven filter fabrics are spot-welded or sewn to the drainage core. This is to ensure that the drainage path remains open at all times.To guarantee that the joints are covered when lengths of EnkaSport are laid adjacent to one another, both nonwovens extend by about 10 cm along one edge of the core. EnkaSport can be delivered with a width of two or five meters.

How EnkaSport ensure effective rainwater management

Installed directly below the synthetic turf carpet, EnkaSport drains rainwater completely away. The specific shape of the product’s drainage core is designed to maximize its discharge capacity. Year after year, water is channelled effectively through the matrix of entangled filaments. Laying EnkaSport drain is simple. The full-field drainage mat is flexible, lightweight and easy to roll into place.

The 95 % open core of EnkaSport allows water to drain over the entire surface, while the geotextile filter holds back soil particles, keeping the core free to drain.

What makes EnkaSport a superior drainage systems?


  • Excellent durability
  • High compression resistance
  • Great flexibility
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals found on construction sites


  • Cost-efficient and proven drainage solutions
  • High discharge capacity even under high loads
  • Drains conform to irregular surfaces
  • Minimizes installation time
  • Complete and effective coverage ensured


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Where to buy turf drainage system?

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Pacific Tower
11-13 Cours Valmy
92977 Paris La Défense Cedex, France
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63784 Obernburg,
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Westervoortsedijk 73,
6827 AV Arnhem,
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