My name is Blane Callen. I have owned and operated CMG Sprinklers and Drains since 1993. I take great pride in my work. The Letters “CMG” stand for the first letter of the first name of each of my children. ( Chance, Melissa, Garrett ) = CMG
I have amassed a great deal of experience designing and installing Sprinkler Systems, Repairing Sprinkler Systems, and designing and installing Drainage Systems. In the past 18 years, I have made mistakes, but I have learned from them. As a result I get calls, from time to time, from other Sprinkler and Drainage companies that have run into a problem that they can’t handle. I am always glad to help.
I usually don’t take money up front for Sprinkler Installation, Sprinkler Repair, or Drain Installation. I prefer that the customer pay me when the job is complete and they are happy with the work. In a few cases on very large jobs I request a draw or outlay for parts. The parts are delivered from my supplier to the address where the job is being done and equal the amount of the draw. The parts stay on the premises until they are installed.
Hopefully 2012 won’t be quite as hot as last year. If you are tired of dead plants, trees, and grass, consider a new Lawn Irrigation System designed and installed by CMG Sprinkler and Drain. CMG has been installing quality Sprinkler Systems since 1993. Our Irrigation Systems are fully automatic and the sprinkler pipes drain underground every time the sprinkler system is turned off. No winterization or special steps need be taken to prepare a CMG designed sprinkler system for winter. Just turn off the controller!
Drainage System Installation is another area thatCMG can provide Expert Service. We utilize many types of Drains to solve many types of Drainage Problems. CMG Drainage Systemsmay be simple using one type of Drain, or they may be complex interconnecting several types of drains. We install French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Basement Drains , Trench Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump Pumps.
Just what is a “French Drain?” Many times people incorrectly
use the phrase, “French Drain,” to apply to many different types of Drains that could be used in a Drainage System. The term is widely used and many times incorrectly connected to “Surface Drains,” or “Channel Drains.”
A Surface Drainhas a grate that sits on top of a basin. The basin is underground. A Drain Pipe is connected underground to an outlet on the Drain Basin. Storm-Water Drains through the grate into the Drain Basin. Once in the Drain Basin, water travels out of the basin through a Drain Pipe. The Storm-Water continues downhill in an underground Drain Pipe to an exit point.
THIS IS NOT A FRENCH DRAIN!
A French Drain is completely different from a Surface Drain. A basic French Drain consists of a Perforated Drain Pipe in the bottom of a trench. The Drain Pipe should have a neoprene sock around the Perforated Drain Pipe. This is to ensure that the Drain Pipe does not become clogged.
The dirt that was taken out to make the trench is hauled away. It is replaced by some type of small stone or gravel depending on what is desired or available. I prefer crushed 1 inch lime stone. It is the most economical option in my area. Pea Gravel or some other type of small stone can work just as well. The lime-stone or gravel is placed in the trench on top of the perforated Drain Pipeand filled all the way to the surface (ground level). In some cases where the French Drainneeds to be deep or is being placed in sandy soil, a special trench liner must be placed in the trench before the perforated Drain Pipe or the Gravel are installed. This helps maintain the integrity of the trench over time. It also increases the cost of the French Drain and the amount of time to install it. I install a trench liner in a French Drainabout 20% of the time. Most of the time a liner in not needed.
- French Drain March 2011
- French Drains Can Look Great!
Are you tired of looking at a brown lawn? Do you spend long hours dragging hoses around trying to keep your lawn green. CMG Sprinklers and Drains can help with the installation of a new Lawn Sprinkler System. Instead of getting up early to water your yard, you can sleep in. Let your new Automatic Lawn Sprinkler System do all the work.
Our Sprinkler Systemscarry a 2 year warranty on all parts and labor.
CMG Sprinklers and Drains designs and installs Drainage Systems. Water Drainageis a big concern to home owners and small businesses. Standing Water from Storm-Water runoff can cause all kinds of problems. Concrete in driveways, sidewalks, and foundations can be damaged. Prolonged Drainage Problems allow mold to occur along with deterioration to plants, trees, and property.
Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our business focuses. We can help with: