MJ Abbott

Land drainage for agriculture and pipelines


Experience in agricultural land drainage spanning 50 years

MJ Abbott’s experience in agricultural land drainage spans more than 50 years, to a time before the introduction of perforated plastic pipes, when clay tiles were used to form the primary drainage pipelines in both arable land and pasture.

Thankfully technology has developed over the years, and modern drainage machines are highly sophisticated, with levels controlled by automatic laser systems and able to install the perforated carrier or lateral pipe and the gravel backfill in one continuous operation.

We are very experienced in installing agricultural land drainage, both primary systems and secondary moling and subsoiling operations. We also carry out ditch clearance and construct outfall structures.

We have carried out a number of pre- and post-construction drainage schemes for pipelines.

Case Studies

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drainage experience

Marchwood Power, Hampshire

Pre- and post-construction drainage for gas pipeline

Ffos Las Racecourse, South Wales

Installation of primary and secondary drainage systems

Folkestone RFC, Kent

Construction of natural turf rugby pitches

Llandarcy Academy of Sport, South Wales

Construction of new training pitches

Ford Lane Recreation Ground, Dorset

Reconstruction of natural sports pitch

Bovey Tracey AFC, Devon

Drainage to natural turf football pitch


Drainage services

Primary drainage systems

Primary piped land drainage systems are the backbone of any drainage scheme.

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Secondary drainage

Secondary drainage systems remove surface water as swiftly as possible.

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Golf course drainage

MJ Abbott have vast experience in land drainage to both existing golf courses and new construction projects.

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Sports turf drainage

MJ Abbott are experts in land drainage for all sports turf applications.

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Landscape drainage

MJ Abbott bring their vast experience in golf, sports and agricultural drainage to landscape applications.

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