Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, Yukon, Mustang, Moore, Norman, Purcell, Newcastle, Blanchard and surrounding areas. For an additional charge we will travel outside Central Oklahoma. CMG has installed Sprinkler Systemsand Drainage Systemsas far away as Ardmore, Altus, or Tulsa.
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2012 has started quickly for CMG. The end of warm winter has jump started our business. Recently we have installed two French Drains in a gated community in NW Oklahoma City, a Sprinkler System South of Danforth in Edmond and a Sprinkler System in East Norman by Lake Thunderbird.
Sprinkler Repair is also very popular this time of year. Folks in Central Oklahoma are turning on their Sprinkler Systems and discovering problems. CMG Sprinkler Repair Specialist have been busy. We fixed several leaks in a Sprinkler System in Edmond. The sprinkler pipes were leaking in several places. Each leak had to be cut out and replaced. The Sprinkler System was fairly new. It was installed last summer by a Pool Company that also installs cheap sprinkler systems. All the joints in the sprinkler pipes were glued together with clear PVC Cement. That part is OK, But they cut some corners and didn’t use PVC Primer with the glue. As a result the joints didn’t bond very well and many of them blew apart this spring when the sprinkler systems was turned on. (Thus all the leaks) I suspect we will have to go back several times to fix additional leaks. We can only warranty the PVC joints that we have replaced. Cheaper isn’t always better.
Now is a great time to consider a new Lawn Sprinkler Irrigation System by CMG. CMG Sprinklers and Drains installs top of the line Sprinkler Systems that are dependabled and last for decades. Yes, I said decades! We warrenty our sprinklers for two years, but we build them to last much longer. We started small in Norman in 1993. The sprinkler systems installed that year, to my knowledge are functional and going strong.
From time to time CMG Service Experts must work on a sprinkler system that we installed. Usually it is for reasons beyond our control like, “lightning burning up a sprinkler controller” or, “a customer running over a sprinkler head with their car.”
CMG designed sprinkler systems are fully automatic and self-draining. When the sprinklers are not running, the system automatically drains the sprinkler pipesunder ground. If it gets cold there is no water in the sprinkler pipesto freeze.
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 Drain has 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 Pipe and filled all the way to the surface (ground level). In some cases where the French Drain needs 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 Drain about 20% of the time. Most of the time a liner in not needed.
- French Drain March 2011