For those sports fields where it is not (fully) possible, desired or even allowed to drain water into the base underneath, Schmitz Foam Products developed its shock pad with built-in lateral drainage channels.
Drainage distance in violent rain
This graph indicates how much rainfall (in inch per hour) a field can handle in relation to its width (in yards), based upon a slope of 0.6% without rainwater rising above the ProPlay-Sport.
For example, in a situation of violent rain (> 2" per hour) the maximum drainage distance of the ProPlay-Sport23D is approximately 40 yards.
Width of a typical soccer field
With a typical soccer field being 70-80 yards wide, 40 yards is the perfect drainage distance to smoothly transport rain water from the center of the field to the sides of the field. Even after violent rain the soccer field is ready to be played on instantly.