MJ Abbott

Secondary drainage


Keeping surfaces playable

Secondary drainage systems intercept surface water and convey it rapidly to the lateral drains of the primary system. This ensures that playing surfaces are usable as soon as possible following heavy rainfall.

Typical secondary drainage operations include sand slitting, gravel/lytag/sand banding and ground breaking. We have developed our own specialist machinery to carry out all of these operations, as well as subsurface aeration and sand top dressing. All machinery is fitted with low ground pressure tyres to minimise compaction.

Case Studies

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drainage experience

Ffos Las Racecourse, South Wales

Installation of primary and secondary drainage systems

Llandarcy Academy of Sport, South Wales

Construction of new training pitches

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, London

Primary & secondary drainage to golf course fairways

Ipswich Town Football Club, Rushmere Training Ground

Drainage to natural turf training pitches

Berkeley Homes, Broadacres Development, Southwater

Construction of football and cricket pitches

Folkestone RFC, Kent

Construction of natural turf rugby pitches


Drainage services

Primary drainage systems

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

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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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Land drainage for agriculture and pipelines

MJ Abbott’s experience in agricultural land drainage spans more than 50 years.

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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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