Artificial grass drainage systems are primarily designed to allow water to percolate through the backing of the turf and through the base layer into the water table. With the exception of artificial turf putting greens, the most common artificial grass backing is “hole-punch” or perforated. The other type of artificial grass backing is a 100% permeable, non-perforated backing that’s commonly used in pet applications or areas where maximum drainage is required.
If a synthetic turf product does not allow substances to quickly pass through the material and into the sub-base, bacteria can build up causing unpleasant odors. Ideal Turf’s 100% Permeable “Cascade Backing” drastically improves the drainage efficiency of synthetic turf. Specifically designed to maximize drainage, it’s perfect for pet turf applications. Our proprietary, industry-leading “Cascade Backing” technology provides edge-to-edge drainage at a rate of 1,500 inches per hour. For added protection, our pet-safe artificial grass has antimicrobial agents built into the blades.
Below is an overview of the two drainage systems you’ll find on our turf products. First is our Cascade Backing System, its features, and the artificial grass products that are equipped with the Cascade Backing. Second is a look at Hole-Punch Backing, its features, and a list of the turf products that come with a Hole-Punch Backing.