- All-Weather Natural Grass Field
- Headless Athletic Field Irrigation System
- Expansive Synthetic Turf Quadrangle
- Largest Capacity High School Stadium
- Largest Contiguous Synthetic Turf Complex
- NCAA Division I Synthetic Turf Baseball
- Secondary School Synthetic Turf Baseball
- Revolutionary Channel Drain Safety Edge
Revolutionary Channel Drain Safety Edge
With Architerra’s dedication to creating safe athletic venues, we recognized an existing potential hazard in channel drain products’ design, and instituted a new detail to improve the safety of play for athletes.
A channel drain is often located at the edge of an athletic field to collect water. Channel drains are also commonly placed on the inside of a synthetic track at the transition between track material and a synthetic turf or natural grass surface. Synthetic turf infill and natural grass surfaces may “settle” over time, exposing the sharp channel drain edge. Routine maintenance should eliminate this exposure. However, if an athletic field is not adequately maintained and the channel drain edge is revealed, the 90˚ edge presents a potentially hazardous situation to the student athlete.
Architerra’s detail softens this edge to avoid potential injuries upon player impact. With Architerra’s awareness in design and active improvement in specifying channel drain detailing, manufacturers have created new products in response to our safety concerns.