1st Qtr 2015: Tech Section: Surveying Turning Points

Surveying Turning Points

Most superintendents had a surveying class in college, but when a skill isn’t used everyday, it can be difficult to remember the lessons that were learned many years ago. I thought it would be helpful to provide… Continue reading

1st Qtr 2014: Tech Section: Could this be why your green does not drain?


Do you have 17 well-drained greens, and one that doesn’t perform up to the others, and you aren’t sure why?

 In traveling the country for 30 years looking at drainage problems, I periodically run into a poorly drained… Continue reading

Can you raise your drainage basin in 10 seconds?

Raise drainage basin

Perma Basin is the patented basin from Turf Drainage Co. of America that have permeable sidewalls.

They not only collect surface water, but also the seepage water that collects around the basins.

One of the most popular features of these… Continue reading

January 2013: Tech Section – Difference between drainage envelope and drainage filter

The Difference Between a Drainage Envelope and a Drainage Filter

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is, “Isn’t the filter fabric (geotextile used around Turf Drain and Perma Basins) going to clog up?” In the early 80’s,… Continue reading

Fall 2012: Tech Section – Cardinal Rule #1: Proper seepage drainage must have an adequate airspace

Cardinal Rule #1: Proper seepage drainage must have an adequate airspace

If we could only explain one principle to improve people’s understanding of proper seepage drainage, it would be that proper seepage drainage must have an adequate airspace to drain… Continue reading

Fall 2012: Installing Drainage Like This Could Be Making Your Problem Worse, Part 2

This is the second of a series of articles about installation mistakes that can actually cause your drainage problems to worsen instead of improve (Part I). A common practice in the golf course industry is the use of… Continue reading

ON DISPLAY at the GIS Show in Las Vegas, TDA Booth 2264

On display at the GIS Show in Las Vegas, TDA booth 2264. If you are attending the GIS show in Las Vegas this week, please come by and visit. We will have our wildly popular Irrigation Driven Pumps on… Continue reading

Why would you want your bunker to do this?

Why would you want the subgrade of your bunker to be so firm that you could bounce a golf ball on it?

You might be interested in considering a PERMA BUNKER when you see the quality of the sand four… Continue reading

Tech Section: Turf Drain Siphon System

In our last Tech Section, “Why NO Drainage System Can Wick Water,” we promised that in a future newsletter we would talk about when the Turf Drain Siphon System had application.

There is much misunderstanding as to when and why… Continue reading

Installing drainage like this could be making your problem worse, Part 1

Visiting courses all over the country, we observe two common mistakes installing drainage that can actually cause your drainage problem to worsen as opposed to improve. The first is installing perforated pipe and gravel to an area where there is… Continue reading

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Turf Drainage Company of America has been a leader in golf course drainage since 1983. We have four patents in the field of seepage drainage - including the Turf Drain Siphon System™. Whether you need to drain one hole or 18, we custom design a comprehensive drainage plan for your property, manufacture the components, and work with trained contractors until project completion.