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New choice 3d drainage piping works like a wick that keeps soaking water from the soil because of the low hydrostatic pressure created by the pores that occupy 95% of the pipes and the open core in the centre of the piping which with the smallest of a fall will allow the water to migrate to the discharge point ie the end of the pipe.
The reason this will continue to drain the ground is helped in no small way by the geocomposite plastic non-woven filter sleeve that encases the entire pipe. So every grain of soil clay peat dirt etc. is filtered from entering the cavity of the pipe. Conventional drainage piping has 10-15% pores without a filter hence the need for pebbles or chippings


Is it possible to over drain?
Drainage cannot and will not remove all water from the soil. It only reduces it from an unacceptable "saturation point" to the desired level of "field capacity." At this point, water clings to surrounding soil particles which refuse to yield any more moisture to gravity. In situations where there is grass or other plants, these plants can still access this remaining soil water. Due to plant usage, combined with evaporation, soil moisture levels will eventually fall to a "wilting point" at which time additional water becomes mandatory.

Why will it perform better?
Test it yourself by pouring  say  5 litres of water over both pipes on the ground. The conventional piping will only accommodate about  10% of the 5 litres New choice piping will accommodate 95% of the 5 litres

Will the water soak down through the pipe?
No because water will follow the path of least resistance, (have you seen water soak through a river bed).

Will it work on my ground ?

The best test for your own ground is to dig a hole the depth you requie the piping to be! if this hole has water in it this means your soil allows the migration of water. 
New choice drainage piping will work 100% on any soil or ground that  allows water to migrate through the gradients that make up the soil, this applies to all drainage applications regardless of the pipe. Example if you dig an open drain in wet ground water will appear in the drain almost immediately, this water has just migrated to the lowest point of hydrostatic pressure and the path of least resistance. Some soils have more or less gradients than others. peat and moory soils are the best, clay and gravelly soil are also ideally graded. Heavy locky doby soils are the slowest soils to penetrate. So we will conclude to say that any soil that allows water to migrate through it is drainable.

What depth do I put the piping in the ground ?
All drainage systems have the same purpose to get water out of the ground with the help of a slight fall  Always start where the water finishes eg: the end of the drain at the lowest point of the fall, some ground will be water logged by springs beneath the soil so for this application the piping will need to accommodate this by getting to the source of the water. In other instances the ground will be waterlogged by surface water in this instance  the piping will not have to be as deep, but kept below the ploughing depth.  So careful judgement will need to be applied to each relevant case.

Why do I not need chippings or pebbles?
Because the chippings are put over most drainage pipes to sieve and filter the particles of soil  from entering the piping. New choice drainage piping comes with its own polypropleyne filter sleeve encasing 360 degrees of the pipe that serves the same purpose as the chippings.
Will the filter ever get blocked? 

Certainly not !
This system of filtering soil from water has been in use since the 1970s.
Water will still penetrate all the particles of the soil on its migration to the point of lowest hydrostatic pressure, for instance the old clay pipes that were used for irrigation in the 1960s & 70s are still performing today by filtering the water from the soil without blocking the outside of the piping & without the use of chippings or pebbles, the only downfall with this system was the clay pipes were very short and they were only 7% porus. They did not have any coupling system so they were dislocated by the natural distortion in the earth and also by heavy machinery  tractors, slurry spreaders,trailers etc! 

New choice filtered drainage piping is 90% porous comes in 10 & 20 ft lengths has an everlasting polyproplyene needle punched geotextile filtering sleeve.

Why is drainage so important for healthy grass?
Walking on, maintaining, or driving over soil that is saturated will compact the soil by forcing suspended soil particles into air voids. This will make the surface hard and uneven as well as inhibiting healthy plant growth. Soil that is saturated or lacking in voids will not yield healthy grass.

To conclude new choice drainage piping is a permanent filtered (artery, vein,tunnel,path of least resistance,for the migration of water to the point of disposal.