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The title of this blogs is,”Sprinkler Systems and French Drains for Oklahoma,”
For the past few weeks CMG Sprinklers and Drains has been working in Norman. We installed 3 Residential Lawn Sprinkler Systems in the same neighborhood on the east side. Next week we are moving up to Centreal Oklahoma City for a large Sprinkler Repair. A home owner had most of their Sprinkler System riped out of their back yard with a back-hoe while installing a new swimming pool. CMG will put their Sprinkler System back together and will make adjustments for the new yard dimensions which will require different Sprinkler Heads in different places. We term this type of Sprinkler System job as a, ” Pool – Sprinkler System Make-Over.” It takes many years of experience to fix a Sprinkler System that is in a big pile in someone’s back yard.
Just what is a “French Drain?” Many times people incorrectly
- A French Drain can protect your foundation!
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 Drainsthrough 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 Drain about 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.
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This concludes,”Sprinkler Systems and French Drains for Oklahoma.”