Edmond Oklahoma has been the location for many French Drain Installations for CMG in the past several years. Recently we ripped out an old Surface Drain that was under a deck. The Surface Drain was too small for the job and did not Protect the Foundation from Standing Water.
The First step was to take out part of the deck along the wall. Next we took out the Surface Drain and the Three Inch Pipe which was too small. Digging a trench along the foundation came next. We had to ensure the, “Fall” to make sure the water would run from left to right.
Next a French Drain Liner needed to be installed. This was necessary to maintain the integrity of the trench and to keep the French Drain Pipe from filling up with sand and getting clogged over the next few years. CMG then installed 4 inch ADS Perf/Soc French Drain Pipe along the course of the French Drain. Next we connected the end of the French Drain Pipe to Solid 4 Inch ADS Drain pipe to continue along the trench to the Pop-Up Emitter at the Exit Point.
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CMG Sprinklers and Drains — In business since 1993. Servicing all of central Oklahoma, Including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Moore, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, Mustang, and Yukon. We Install Drainage Systems that utilize French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains, and Sump Pumps. CMG also provides the best Sprinkler System Installation and Sprinkler Repair.
Our most recent Sprinkler System Installation was in East Oklahoma City. It was a Five Zone Sprinkler System. The Sprinkler Heads were Rain Bird 5004s with Rainbird 4inch Popup Sprinkler Heads in the flower beds. The Controller was a Hydro-Rain Sprinkler Controller with a Rain-Freeze Sensor attached. The Sprinkler System Installation took two days.
CMG Sprinkler and Drain — CMG has installed Lawn Sprinklers in Edmond and all of Central Oklahoma since 1993. Typically we install Rain Bird Lawn Irrigation Systems but will install all other major brands at customers request.
The Lawn Irrigation System took two days to install. More fun in the sun on a hot day.
If you are tired of dragging hoses around trying to keep your yard alive, consider a Lawn Sprinkler System Designed by CMG.
Sprinkler System Installation in Oklahoma can be complicated. There are many details that very important to ensure that a new Sprinkler System be durable and dependable for many years to come. Attention to detail makes all the difference when installing a Sprinkler System. Many times, So-Called, ” Fly By Night Sprinkler Companies,” cut lots of corners to save money. Low price should not be the determining factor for having a Sprinkler System installed. A cheap Sprinkler System soon becomes very expensive if it has to be fixed all the time or won’t work at all.
Two things you should require on any Sprinkler System:
1. Make shure PRIMER is used along with PVC Glue when the Sprinkler Pipe is put together. Primer helps the glue to bond to the PVC pipe. This ensures that all the pressurized pipe connections won’t leak over time. I have seen Sprinkler Systems that were no more than a year old that leaked everywhere. Again some Sprinkler Contractors will cut corners with the Primer.
2. Make shure the connection for the Sprinkler System at the water meter is done with a, “compression T.” This ensures that no leaks will occur over time at this connection. The Sprinkler Connection at the water meter is highly stressed every time the Sprinkler System is turned on. A connection with Glue and Primer will not hold up to the stress over time. This is why a Compression T must be used. This is another area that some Sprinkler Contractors choose to cut corners.
The above two points are just a few of the details that need to be considered when installing a Lawn Sprinkler System.
For twenty years, CMG has been paying close attention to the important details necessary to ensuring the Installation of Sprinkler Systems that are dependable and will last.
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 19 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 French 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.
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Recently CMG installed a large 6 inch French Drain in Edmond. The customer had water running under his back porch step and into his basement. We did a Free Drainage Diagnostic and Estimate. The French Drain design that we proposed would intercept the surface water and subsurface water that was flowing under the steps. The French Drain design called for a 6 inch French Drain to be installed above and several feet away from the steps. It would run around the house parallel to the foundation and about 5 feet to the East. The French Drain would run past the steps to a point where water must cross the French Drain or run up hill to the steps which in this case was not possible. Once past the steps, the French Drain would transition to Solid 6 inch Drain Pipe and continue on around the house to the Pop-Up Emitter down hill in the side yard. Along the way we attached several Gutter Down Spouts into the 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. A Trench Liner is sometimes used depending on the Drainage System Design and the type of soil. 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. A trench is dug that is slightly wider than the French Drain Pipe that is being used. There are several sizes of French Drain Pipe. Three Inch, Four Inch, and Six Inch are the most common sizes of French drain Pipe. The dirt that is 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.
IF YOU NEED WATER DRAINED AWAY FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS CALL CMG. 405-226-0629 CMG Sprinklers and Drains installs all types of Drainage Systems and French Drains.
French Drain Installation is a primary focus for CMG Sprinklers and Drains. Angie’s List has awarded us their Customer Service Award for the State of Oklahoma for top quality French Drain Installation. Along with the French Drain Customer Service Award, Angie’s List has given CMG their top A+ Rating and placed us at the top of their website for Oklahoma French Drain Installation. CMG also installs a variety of other types of Drains. Our Drainage Systems may utilize: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump Pumps. In the past 21 years, we have installed French Drains to keep water away from home and business foundations, Surface Drains to keep water away from sidewalks and driveways, Trench Drains, and French Drains to keep standing water out of flowerbeds and yards, and Sump Pumps to remove water from basements and outdoor low lying areas.
For 21 years, CMG has solved Drainage Problems for people in Central Oklahoma. Experience is key in diagnosing Drainage Problems. Some Drainage Problems are Simple and straight forward others are complex and difficult. CMG utilizes a wide variety of Drains and Drain Pipes when designing a Drainage System. A Simple Drainage System may use one type of Drain running through a Drain Pipe to an Exit Point. A Complex Drainage System may use several types of Drains and Drain Pipes running to many exit points. CMG Utilizes: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains and Sump Pumps. The Drain Pipe we use may be ADS, PVC, or Sewer and Drain Pipe. Which Drain and Pipe used depends on the particular Drainage Problem.
IF YOU NEED WATER DRAINED AWAY FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS CALL CMG. 405-226-0629
Angie’s List has awarded us their Customer Service Award for the State of Oklahoma for top quality French Drain Installation. Along with the French Drain Customer Service Award, Angie’s List has given CMG their top A+ Rating and placed us at the top of their website for Oklahoma French Drain Installation.
Standing water can cause many types of property damage ranging from foundation problems to cracked sidewalks and dead plants and shrubs. If you have need of French Drain or Surface Drain, give CMG a call. We provide free estimates for all of central Oklahoma.
Some Drainage Systems are complex and incorporate several types of drains. Most Drainage Systems , however are basic and require just one type of Drain. CMG installs a variety of drains to solve a variety of problems. French Drains, Surface Drains, and Channel Drains are most commonly used. If you live in Edmond and need a Channel Drain installed across your driveway, or if you live in Norman and need a French Drain in your backyard, or if you live in Oklahoma City and need a Surface drain installed next to your sidewalk, give CMG a call. 405-226-0629
The most common Drain that we install is the French Drain. This is because the French Drain is versatile. It can handle Surface Water Problems or Underground Water Problems (sub-surface). A huge mistake that many people make is assuming that water gets to a Problem Drainage Area by flowing over the surface only. For example, if water is flowing down hill underground toward your home’s foundation, the only way to stop or intercept it is with a French Drain. Water can flow laterally into a perforated French Drain Pipe. It is then diverted away from the Problem Drainage Area to an Exit Point.
Pop Up Emitters can release water from Surface Drains or French Drains. They can release water on to sidewalks or driveways, or out in the middle of yards.
CMG is based in Norman. We Service Surrounding Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, and Purcell. 405-226-0629 firstname.lastname@example.org
French Drain Installation this week was a little more difficult than normal. Many times the route that a Perforated French Drain Pipe must travel to its exit point is not very easy from an installation point of view. French Drains may have to travel through tree roots, (big ones) under sidewalks, through retaining walls, around swing sets or dog kennels or Mom’s Prize Rose Bush. The 4 inch French Drain we installed this week was in Oklahoma City south of 23rd in an old part of town where all the houses were old 2 or 3 story homes with lots of huge Elm Trees. The Elm Tree in Question actually was just an old stump that had been topped out but not completely removed. They left the roots just for us! The roots were growing into the homes foundation and were right in the way of the path of the French Drain. Forty feet of solid Elm Roots and 4 chain-saw blades later CMG was successful in running a new French Drain through a tree stump. Yuck! “Well you gotta do what you gotta do!”
A little info about French Drain Pipe and Tree Roots. Normally tree roots don’t seek out and penetrate French Drain Pipe. Tree roots seek moisture and residual water that may stay inside Solid Drain Pipe. French Drain Pipe is perforated. Water that does not reach the exit point of the French Drain will seep out of the Pipe into the surrounding dirt. Solid Drain Pipe that is used with Surface Drains can be penetrated and eventually clogged by roots if the pipe does not have good slope or “Fall”. If the solid pipe does not drain well and has residual water, tree roots will seek it out.
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Drainage Systems are designed to protect your home or business from standing water. Storm-Water Runoff can cause damage in many ways. Water from your gutters can seep down into your home’s foundation if it has no good way to drain off. If the temperature then drops below freezing, the water around your foundation can freeze and cause serious damage to the home’s foundation. Foundation repair can cost more than a Drainage System.
Drainage Systems typically make use of , French Drains, Surface Drains, or Channel Drains. Depending on the Drainage Problem, A Drainage System may utilize one or several types of Drains. CMG might install, for example, A Surface Drain in the middle of a driveway that runs to a gutter that is connected into the drain pipe. The Drain Pipe might continue to a French Drain running parallel to a homes foundation. Next the drain pipe might continue to a channel drain cutting across a sidewalk. The Drain pipe might then reach its exit point running out through a curb fitting installed and cemented through the curb.
A Surface Drain basically is a basin that has a grate on the top. A drain pipe is connected to the basin below ground. The water flows in through the grate and down into the basin. The water then exits the Basin through the Drain Pipe and move toward the exit point of the Drainage System. Surface Drains are designed to handle water that accumulates in a low areas. These areas should not be too large or broad, and the water that drains into a surface drain should not be moving very fast. Surface Drains can become overwhelmed if they are placed in an area that must move a large volume of water, quickly. Selecting the correct drain for the specific drainage problem is a benefit that CMG provides through twenty years of experience.
CMG Sprinklers and Drains Recently installed a Drainage System in Nichols Hills. The Drainage System was made up of a 4 inch French Drain starting in the back yard. It ran between the garage and the pool. Several gutters were connected directly into the French Drain. From this point, we expanded up to a larger 6 inch Drain pipe to handle the added water into the system from the gutters. In several places the French Drain had to run through areas where Sprinkler Pipes were in the way. We had to re-rout all the Sprinkler Pipes and Wires under the French Drain.
Once the Sprinkler System had been redesigned and the gutters had been connected, CMG ran the 6 inch Drain Pipe from the end of the French Drain, around the house to release through the curb. We cut the curb and installed a 6 inch curb fitting with acrylic concrete. A few days later a major thunderstorm poured down on the property. The French Drain and the Drainage System Worked Perfectly.
We just finished a 4 inch Drainage System in Yukon. It was a complicated system to install. It utilized 4 inch French Drain in the flower beds, 12 inch Surface Drains on the side of the house, 6 inch French Drain along the garage foundation with 2 Pop – Up Emitters in the back yard and 3 Curb Fittings in the front. First we installed 4 inch French Drain in the flowerbeds on both sides of the front door. We connected 4 inch solid Drain Pipe into the French Drain and ran them underside walk to the curb. Next we cut the curb with a concrete saw and installed 3 curb outlets for 3 separate French Drains.
Next we installed 4 12 Inch Drain Basins with grates along both sides of the house continuing with Solid Drain Pipe to the Pop-Up Emitters on the back fence. Finally we completed the Drainage System by installing a long run of 6 inch French Drain down the side of the garage foundation. Installing the French Drains in the flower beds was the most difficult and took the most time. Each French Drain took over a ton of crushed limestone to fill the French Drain trench. The Six inch French Drain took even more limestone.
Angie’s List has awarded CMG Sprinklers and Drains their top rating for customer service and lists CMG with an “A” rating. CMG
French Drain Installation — French Drains are designed to do a lot of things. If you have an area that has unwanted water standing in it or running across it, a French Drain can be the answer. A French Drain is a trench that runs across the Drainage Problem Area. A French Drain Pipe is placed in the bottom of the trench. The French Drain Pipe is perforated with thousands of small holes. In most cases the Drain Pipe has a nylon soc around the pipe to act as a filter for the French Drain. The French Drain trench is then filled with some type of small rock or stone. CMG typically uses crushed 1 inch Lime Stone to cover the French Drain Pipe. The dirt that was dug out of the trench is taken away or spread out around the French Drain. The Lime Stone replaces the dirt and fills the French Drain Trench all the way to the surface.
When water come in contact with the French Drain, it seeps down through the stones and into the French Drain Pipe. It then flows through the Drain Pipe to the exit point. Typically a French Drain will have two possible exit points. The First is called a “Pop-Up Emitter.” It is a Green Lid on top of a release basin for the French Drain.
CMG Installs Drainage Systems, Lawn Sprinkler Systems and provides Expert Sprinkler System Repair. Our Drainage Systems utilize French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, and Sump Pumps. Sprinkler Systems installed by CMG use Rain Bird or Hunter Sprinkler Parts. With over 20 years of experience we provide top quality Sprinkler Systems, French Drains, Drainage Systems, and Sprinkler Repair.
Since 1993 we have gained a lot of experience addressing drainage problems. Drainage problems can be complicated. The solution is not always clear to the untrained eye. CMG has redone or overhauled many drainage systems that were installed by, “weekend warriors, a brother-in-law, or a landscaping company that also installs drains.” They all can install Drainage Systems, Just not very well. CMG has over 20 years of experience Diagnosing Drainage Problems. This ensures that a Drainage System that we install won’t have Drain Pipes that are too small, or Surface Drains installed where French Drains Should be placed, or Exit Points that allow water to Stand and become stagnant. The above examples are just three of many “Pit – Falls” that our experienced Drainage System Experts can easily avoid.
CMG Sprinkler and Drain, — Over 20 years of keeping water away from foundations, Keeping water off of driveways, and Keeping Water from standing on sidewalks every time it rains. Our Drainage Systems utilize: French Drains — 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch
Surface Drains, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 12 inch
Channel Drains, 2 inch, and 4 inch
Sump Pumps 3/4 horse to two horse
Its spring again and already its hot and dry. If you have been thinking of installing a new Lawn Sprinkler System, CMG can help. We have installed Sprinkler Systems since 1993. CMG designed Sprinkler Systems are self draining and fully automatic. We can install any brand of sprinkler parts available, but we prefer “Rain Bird or Hunter.” CMG can also install Rain/Freeze Sensors on new or existing Sprinkler Systems.
Drainage System Installation is a big part of our business. If you have trouble with standing water after a thunderstorm, or if your sidewalk turns into a moat every time it rains, or worst of all you have water seeping into your home, Give CMG a call. We can quickly diagnose your Drainage problems and design a Drainage System to solve your Drainage Problems. CMG utilizes French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Basement Drains, Trench Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump Pumps.