Today we did a sprinkler repair in Norman. The sprinkler system needed a checkup. We went through each sprinkler zone and identified several different problems. Zone 2 had a cracked sprinkler pipe in a flower bed. Zone 4 had a broken sprinkler rotor on the edge of the driveway that had been driven over and broken. Zone 6 and 7 each had a couple of pop-up spray heads that were worn out and would not pop-up. The diagnosis and the repair took less than two hours. Now their sprinkler system is running great!
Hopefully 2012 wont be as hot as 2011. Record heat for Central Oklahoma caused the death of trees, shrubs, and grass all over the state. A new Lawn Irrigation System installed by CMG can help solve these problems. Sprinkler Systems distribute water much faster and more efficiently than dragging hoses around all day to water your yard.
Just like a home or a car, an irrigation system requires repair or adjustment from time to time. We at CMG, take great pride in the Sprinkler Repair Services that we provide. In almost 18 years of service, CMG has solved virtually every possible sprinkler repair problem. We tackle Sprinkler Repair Problems that other companies can’t handle. If you live in Oklahoma City and have Broken Sprinkler Heads, or if you live in Normanand have Leaking Sprinkler Valves, or if you live in Edmond and your Sprinkler Controller quit working, give us a call or send us an e-mail. 405 – 226-0629 email@example.com
Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our business focuses. We can help with:
The above are the most common sprinkler problems that we deal with.
CMG Sprinklers and Drains – can help if you need to re-design your sprinkler system. If for example you are adding a swimming pool in your back yard, we can move the sprinkler heads and sprinkler pipesto fit the new dimensions of your yard. We can redesign or add-on to sprinkler systemswhere the home owners needs change.
Like our name says, CMG Sprinklers and Drainsalso installs New Lawn Sprinkler Systems and Drainage Systems for folks who live in Central Oklahoma. If you live in Mustang and would like a French Drain installed or if you live in Norman and need a broken sprinkler head replaced, or if you live in Oklahoma Cityand desire a new Lawn Sprinkler System, Give CMG Sprinklers and Drainsa call or send us an e-mail. 405-226-0629 firstname.lastname@example.org
For Central Oklahoma Residents who already have a Sprinkler System, I recommend a RAIN/FREEZE SENSOR. This is a great way to ensure that the sprinkler systemgets turned off when there is no one available to turn it off. If you are away on vacation for example, the RAIN/FREEZE SENSOR will turn off the sprinkler system after a heavy thunderstorm when it is too wet to water. The RAIN/FREEZE SENSOR will turn the sprinkler system back on when it is dry enough to water again. It will do the same thing for your sprinkler systemif it gets too cold or starts to snow.
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.
WHAT YOU SEE BELOW 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