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Edmond Oklahoma Sprinkler Repair, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Mustang, More, Norman

For twenty one years, CMG has provided Sprinkler Repair for Central Oklahoma.

Lawn Irrigation Systems require maintenance from time to time.  All types of Sprinkler Repair become necessary.    Sprinkler heads break for several reasons.  Dogs chew up Sprinkler Heads.  Tree roots twist and break Sprinkler heads.  Cars run over and break Sprinkler Heads.  Weed Eaters cut the tops off Sprinkler Heads.  If you have a Sprinkler Head that is not performing perfectly, CMG can help.

Sprinkler Valves can have trouble too.  The Sprinkler Valve Wiring becomes disconnected or shorts out.  Tree Roots can stretch or break the Sprinkler WiresSprinkler Valves can start leaking over time. CMG can solve Sprinkler Valve problems of all types.

The Sprinkler Valves that you see above are a mess.  They were leaking and weren’t working correctly.  We replaced the above Sprinkler Valves with the ones you see below.

Sprinkler System Controllers can cause big headaches for home owners as well.  CMG can install a new sprinkler controller quickly and easily.

Sprinkler Controller with Rain/Freeze Sensor in Oklahoma City

Sprinkler Controller with Rain/Freeze Sensor in Oklahoma City

CMG recently repaired a Sprinkler System in Blanchard.  We replaced many Sprinkler Heads and fixed broken Sprinkler Pipes.  It took only a few hours to do the work. 

Quality Sprinkler Repair is all about experience.  For twenty years, CMG has:

Replaced Damaged Sprinkler Valves.

Replaced or Adjusted Broken  Sprinkler Heads

Replaced or Reprogrammed Sprinkler System Controllers

Explained Sprinkler Controller Features and Settings

Fixed Broken Sprinkler Pipes

Found and Repaired Broken Sprinkler Wire

Replaced or Adjusted Broken Back Flow Valves

Almost all Sprinkler Repair falls into one of the above categories.

CMG Services all of Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Moore, Edmond, Del City, Tuttle, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell, Midwest City, Yukon, Mustang and all surrounding areas.

This concludes ,” CMG – 20 Years of Sprinkler System Repair.”

CMG Sprinklers and Drains 405-226-0629

Sprinkler Repair in Oklahoma City, Central Oklahoma

Winter is a time when a lot can go wrong with a Sprinkler System.  Sprinkler Pipes can freeze and break.  Sprinkler heads can crack or bust.  Above Ground Back-Flow Valves can crack or leak during some some of the warmest winters.  CMG can fix all the above Sprinkler System Problems and much more.  If you are having trouble with your Sprinkler Controller, or if you have a Sprinkler Head shooting out in the street, give CMG a call.

If you just have a question concerning your existing sprinkler system or are considering a new one, we are happy to share time and information with you!

CMG Sprinkler and Drain Provides Expert Sprinkler System Repair for all of Central Oklahoma.  Lawn Irrigation  &Sprinkler Repairs for a large part of Oklahoma.

CMG has Installed New:   Sprinkler Valves in Edmond

Rain/Freeze Sensors in Oklahoma City

Sprinkler Controllers in Yukon

Sprinkler Heads in Norman

Sprinkler Nozzles in Moore

ALONG THE WAY WE HAVE ALSO:

Fixed broken Sprinkler Pipes in Mustang

Traced and Replaced bad Sprinkler Wire in Purcell

Replaced Broken Sprinkler Heads in Blanchard

Adjusted Sprinkler Heads spraying in the wrong place in Oklahoma City

Of course we have made thousands of different Sprinkler Repairs in different Cities locally.

CMG also installs Sprinkler Systems.

CMG Sprinklers and Drains —

Lawn Irrigation Systems installed by CMG are fully automatic.  Sprinkler System Controller in the garage or outside on an exterior wall.  The Sprinkler Controller need only be installed be plugged into a 110 electrical outlet.

Our Sprinkler Systems are Self-Draining.   The Sprinkler Pipes Drain underground when the Irrigation System is turned off.   Nothing needs to be done to prepare your Irrigation System for winter except turn it off.  There is no water left in the Sprinkler Pipes to Freeze.

CMG Sprinklers and Drains — Servicing Central Oklahoma including:  Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Norman, Midwest City, Del City, Mustang, YukonBlanchard, Newcastle, and Purcell.

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.

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.

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 SystemsRepairing Sprinkler Systems, and designing and installing Drainage SystemsIn 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.  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.

Sprinkler Repair Experts For Central Oklahoma –

Sprinkler Repair Experts for Central Oklahoma

 

Angie’s List Customer Service Award Winner        Activerain Member

 

Sprinkler Repair is a service that we take a lot of pride in at CMG.  We can solve virtually any problem with a residential or standard commercial Sprinkler System.

Here are some of the standard Sprinkler Repairs that we regularly provide.

 

Fixing Broken Sprinkler Pipes

Repairing or Replacing Sprinkler Valves 

Replacing Malfunctioning Sprinkler Controllers

Adjusting or Replacing Broken Sprinkler Heads

Replacing Broken Sprinkler Wire

Basic Sprinkler System Trouble Shooting

 

If you have questions about Sprinkler Repair  please send an E-mail to cmgsprinklers@gmail.com

 

Sprinkler Repair, Sprinkler System Questions –

Sprinkler Repair, Sprinkler System Questions

 

Angie’s List Customer Service Award Winner        Activerain Member

 

CMG Sprinklers and Drains — We have provided top quality Lawn Sprinkler Repair for 21 Years for all of Central Oklahoma.

 

If you have a Sprinkler Pipe Leaking , or a Sprinkler Zone not working correctly, give us a call.   If your Sprinkler Controller is on the fritz, or if you just have a broken Sprinkler Head get in contact with us.

 

If you have a Sprinkler System Question,  We will respond ASAP!     Email     cmgsprinklers@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

French Drain Contractor, Sprinkler Contractor, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman

Back-Flow Valve

 

(Just a few things we have done recently)  Installed: A 12 inch Surface Drain next to a sidewalk, A Sprinkler System for an apartment complex, A Channel Drain across a driveway, A French Drain along a foundation, A Sprinkler Head Makeover installing all new Sprinkler Heads, A Sprinkler Back-Flow Valve Replacement.

Surface Drain Installation

 

 

CMG Provides:

 

Sprinklers —————

Sprinkler System Installation  — Rain Bird, Hunter

Sprinkler System Repair — Sprinkler HeadsSprinkler ValvesSprinkler ControllerRain/Freeze Sensor

Channel Drain Installation in Sidewalk

 

 

 

Drainage Systems ————–

French Drain Installation — 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch French Drains

Surface Drain Installation — 12 inch, 9 inch, 6 inch, Channel Drain 

 

Sprinkler System Contractor Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Moore, Yukon,

Sprinkler System Contractor in Oklahoma City —  CMG Sprinklers and Drains started 2014 with a Sprinkler System installation in South Oklahoma City.  The home owner had well water for the Sprinkler System.  The Well-Pump was a 1 and a half horse Well-Pump.  This size Pump is very good for Sprinkler Systems.  It is not too big and not too small.  CMG can install Sprinkler Systems with Pumps as small as 3/4 horse.   We also install Sprinkler Systems connected to any standard residential water meter up to two inch.

When connecting to the Well-Pump, we installed a Back-Flow Valve and a Master Valve.  The Back-Flow valve ensures that water can only flow from the Well to the Sprinkler System.  It can’t flow from the Sprinkler System to the well.  This ensures that the Well Water will stay safe and pure.

Next, we installed a Master Valve.   A Master Valve is always a “Must” for any Sprinkler System.  A Master Valve allows a Sprinkler System to:  1.  Drain Automatically Under Ground.  2.  Makes sure there are no pressurized Sprinkler Pipes EXCEPT WHEN THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IS RUNNING.  3.  Provides a “Fail-Safe” for the customer if something goes wrong with the Sprinkler System.  If you have water shooting up in the air or have a leak of any kind all you do is turn the Sprinkler Controller to, “OFF”, and it will stop.  If it was installed by CMG, then you call us.  A Master Valve ensures that you will not have water running down the hill while you are waiting for service.  Also, THE WATER GOING TO YOUR HOUSE WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM.  EVERYTHING INSIDE YOUR HOME WILL WORK PERFECTLY.  ( WASHER, DISHWASHER SINK, etc.)

CMG also installs Drainage Systems, and provides expert Sprinkler Repair.  If you live in Edmond and need a French Drain, Or if you live in Norman and are having trouble with your Sprinkler System Controller, or if you live in Yukon and need a Surface Drain, Give CMG a Call.

405-226-0629                        cmgsprinklers@hotmail.com

French Drains, Sprinklers, Sprinkler Repair, Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond

CMG Sprinklers and Drains Servicing all of Central Oklahoma.  We install: Sprinkler Systems Drainage Systems — and provide Expert Sprinkler System Repair.

Lawn Sprinkler Installation requires a great deal of expertise and experience.  In Central Oklahoma, Sprinkler System Code will vary from city to city.  Sprinkler System Code in Norman will be different from Yukon for example.  CMG will make sure Sprinkler System Installation is done correctly.

Drainage System are also a big part of our business.  CMG utilizes: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains, Gutter Down-Spout Connections, and Sump Pumps.  A Drainage System may require one or several of these elements to correctly address a Drainage Problem.

Finally, we also provide expert Sprinkler Repair.  If any aspect of your Sprinkler System is not working correctly, we can help.  This includes: Sprinkler Controller, Valves, Sprinkler Heads, Pipes, Sprinkler Wiring, and Coverage.

If you live in Edmond and need a French Drain installed by your driveway, or if you live in Oklahoma City and would like a Sprinkler System Installed, or if you live in Norman and have Broken Sprinkler Heads that need to be replaced, Give CMG a Call!!!!!!!!!!!!

405-226-0629

Sprinkler, Sprinklers, Lawn Sprinkler System, Oklahoma City –

Angie’s List has awarded CMG Sprinklers and Drains  their top rating for customer service and lists CMG with an “A” rating.  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 PumpsSprinkler 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.


CMG Services all of Central Oklahoma including: Norman, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell and Chickasha.

Drainage System Installation in Norman
Drainage System Installation in Norman

 

CMG Sprinklers and Drains –  Installing Lawn Sprinkler Systems in Central Oklahoma since 1993.  We service 100 miles in all directions from I35 – I40 interchange.  This Includes:  Oklahoma City, Yukon, Mustang, Blanchard, Chickasha, New Castle, Purcell, Norman, Moore, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, and all surrounding areas.

Our Customers are Home Owners,  Business Owners, and Builders.  CMG Installs New Lawn Sprinkler System using Rain Bird Sprinkler System Parts.   Typically the Sprinkler System Controller is installed in the garage or on an outside wall.  Our Sprinkler Systems are FULLY AUTOMATIC AND SELF DRAINING.  NO WINTERIZATION IS NEEDED FOR OUR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS.  THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IS TURNED TO THE ” OFF POSITION”, THE SPRINKLER PIPES THEN DRAIN AUTOMATICALLY.

Sprinkler Controller with Rain/Freeze Sensor in Oklahoma
Sprinkler Controller with Rain/Freeze Sensor in Oklahoma
Sprinkler Systems designed by CMG are SELF DRAINING.  When the Sprinkler System is not running, the Sprinkler Pipes drain underground.  This ensures that the Sprinkler Pipes will not freeze in the winter.

CMG Designed Sprinkler Systems are also fully automatic.  Your Sprinkler System can run on its own any time you want, day that you want, or as long as you want.

CMG can also install a Rain/Freeze Sensor that will turn off your Sprinkler Systemif it is too wet or too cold to water and you are not available to turn off the sprinkler system.  ( If your on Vacation for example)  The Rain/Freeze Sensorwill also turn the Sprinkler System back on again when it gets dry enough or warm enough to water again.  PRETTY COOL!

Sprinkler Repair is a large part of our business.  Sprinkler Systems require maintenance and repair just like our homes or cars.  CMG Sprinklers and Drains has experience with virtually every Sprinkler Difficulty Possible.  General areas of Sprinkler Repair that we deal with are: (1.)  Broken Sprinkler Heads (2.)  Leaking Sprinkler Pipes (3.) Sprinkler Valve Problems (4.)  Back-Flow Valve problems (5.)  Sprinkler Clock/Controller problems

Oklahoma City French Drain Contractor, Yukon, Mustang, Norman, Edmond –

CMG Sprinklers and Drains designs Drainage Systems to deal with Water Drainage problems.  We provide Free Estimates for all of Central Oklahoma. CMG utilizes: French Drains, Trench Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump Pumps. Drains can be simple using one type of Drain, or complex using several types of Drains.

 

 

Angie’s List has awarded CMG Sprinklers and Drains  their top rating for customer service and lists CMG with an “A” rating.  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 PumpsSprinkler 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.

 

 


 

CMG Services all of Central Oklahoma including: Norman, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell and Chickasha.

 

Drainage System Installation in Norman
Drainage System Installation in Norman

The Drain Pipe used by CMG consists of: ADS Perforated with Soc Drain PipeADS Solid Drain Pipe, Sewer and Drain Drain Pipe,  PVC 40 schedule used as Drain Pipe,  200 Class PVC used as Drain Pipe.  Using a variety of Drain Pipe and Drains allow us to address Drainage Problemsthat range from simple to complex and from standard to unique.

Standing water comes from many sources.  It causes damage to  sidewalks, driveways, and foundations not to mention plants, trees, and  grass.  Does the side of your house flood because your neighbor doesn’t  have gutters, or does your sidewalk turn into a moat after a heavy rain,  or worst of all, does water seep into your foundation and duct work  after a thunderstorm.  Theses are just a few of the Drainage  Problems that CMG  can help with.  CMG can design a Drainage  System to fit your specific needs.  We install many types  of Drains  to solve many types of problems.   CMGutilizes: French  Drains, Surface  Drains, Channel  Drains, Basement  Drains, Trench Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump  Pumps.

A French Drain can protect your foundation!
CMG Sprinkler and Drain Sprinkler System Installation —   Lawn Irrigation Systems –All major brands — Rain Bird, Hunter, etc..Drainage Systems for homes and small businesses — French Drains — Channel Drains — Surface Drains — Sidewalk and Driveway Drains set in cementSprinkler System Repair  Broken Sprinkler Heads — Sprinkler Controllers — Sprinkler Valves — All Brands

Servicing:  Oklahoma City — Norman — Moore — Edmond — Mustang — Yukon — Midwest City — Del City — Blanchard — Newcastle 

AND ALL CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

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.

405-226-0629  E-mail — cmgsprinklers@hotmail.com

Today was a good day!  The folks with CMG installed a Channel Drain in Norman Channel Drains are a big part of our business.  It takes a lot of attention to detail.  Channel Drain installation takes several specific steps.  It is a slow process that takes confidence and experience.  I was able to train a couple of our guys on the complete process.  They learned a lot but are nowhere near ready to solo yet.

Here is a picture of the channel drain.  The customer had standing water in the middle of their sidewalk up against their front step.  It built up every time it rained or the sprinkler systemran.

Cutting the concrete must be precise.  Installing the concrete is the last step.

Channel Drain Installed by CMG

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 Systeminstalled by CMG  can help solve these problems.  Sprinkler Systems water much faster and more efficiently than dragging hoses around all day to water your yard.

Our Sprinkler Systems areSelf-Draing.   The Sprinkler Pipes Drain underground when the Irrigation System is turned off.   Nothing needs to be done to prepare your Irrigation System for winter except turn it off.  There is no water left in the Sprinkler Pipes to Freeze.

Just like a home or a car, a Sprinkler 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 Sprinkler Repair Problempossible.  We solve Sprinkler Repair Problemsthat other companies can’t handle.  If you live in Oklahoma City and have Broken Sprinkler Heads, or if you live in Norman and 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 cmgsprinklers@hotmail.com

Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our business focuses.   We can help with:

1. Sprinkler Controller Problems

2. Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3. Leaking Sprinkler Pipes

4.  Shorted or disconnected valve wires

5. Sprinkler Zones or Sprinkler Stations that won’t work

6. Broken Sprinkler Heads

The above are the most common 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 pipes to 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  cmgsprinklers@hotmail.com

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 systemit gets too cold or starts to snow.

CMG Sprinkler and Drain 

Sprinkler System Installation —   Lawn Irrigation Systems –All major brands — Rain Bird, Hunter, etc..

Drainage Systems for homes and small businesses — French Drains — Channel Drains — Surface Drains — Sidewalk and Driveway Drains set in cement

Sprinkler System Repair  Broken Sprinkler Heads — Sprinkler Controllers — Sprinkler Valves — All Brands

Servicing:  Oklahoma City — Norman — Moore — Edmond — Mustang — Yukon — Midwest City — Del City — Blanchard — Newcastle 

AND ALL CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

Sprinkler Systems and French Drains for Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Del City –

 

Angie’s List has awarded CMG Sprinklers and Drains  their top rating for customer service and lists CMG with an “A” rating.  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 PumpsSprinkler 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.

 

 


 

CMG Services all of Central Oklahoma including: Norman, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell and Chickasha.

 

Drainage System Installation in Norman
Drainage System Installation in Norman

 

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.

Installing a Sprinkler Back-Flow Valve in the woods in East Norman
Installing a Sprinkler Back-Flow Valve in the woods in East Norman
Our Sprinkler Systems are Self-Draing.   The Sprinkler Pipes Drain underground when the Irrigation System is turned off.

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 Surface Drain may come in many different shapes or sizes.  The Drain Gratemay be round or square.  Here is a picture of a common Surface Drain.

A Channel Drain is a type of Surface Drain and many times is installed in concrete across sidewalks or driveways.

Channel 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
A French Drain is designed to handle a large volume of water and cover a large area. The Drain is anyplace the trench goes. It has many applications and can be used in many situations.  It can be installed by itself or incorporated into a Drainage Systemwith Surface Drains or Gutter Down-Spouts connected to it.
The main downfall of a French Drainis that they, for the most part aren’t very pretty.  They don’t look very nice in a yard once they are completed.
Depending on the area the French Drain is installed and the type of grass around the French Drain, will dictate whether grass grows over the lime stone.  Grass can grow up and through the gravel in the French Drainover time eventually covering the gravel.  This is Ok.  It won’t have a measurable effect on the performance of the drain.
DONT COVER THE GRAVEL IN THE FRENCH DRAINWITH DIRT.  THE FRENCH DRAIN WON’T WORK IF THE TRENCH IS CLOGGED WITH DIRT.  DON’T EVEN INSTALL IT IF YOU ARE GOING TO COVER IT UP WITH DIRT.
DECORATIVE STONE CAN BE USED TO COVER A FRENCH DRAIN AND THEY LOOK GREAT AND LAST A LIFETIME.

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.

CMG installs all brands of sprinkler equipment, but we prefer “Rain Bird or Hunter” products.

Our Sprinkler Systemscarry a 2 year warranty on all  parts and labor.

We  also Service and Repair Existing Sprinkler Systems using top of the  line parts. CMG has been Installing Sprinkler Systems and providing Expert Sprinkler  Repair Since 1993.

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.

CMG Sprinkler and Drain

Sprinkler System Installation —  Lawn Irrigation Systems –All major brands — Rain Bird, Hunter, etc..

Drainage Systems for homes and small businesses — French DrainsChannel DrainsSurface DrainsSidewalk and Driveway Drains set in cement

Sprinkler System Repair Broken Sprinkler HeadsSprinkler Controllers Sprinkler Valves — All Brands

Servicing: Oklahoma City Norman Moore Edmond MustangYukonMidwest CityDel City BlanchardNewcastle

AND ALL CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

 

CMG Sprinklers and Drains 405-226-0629

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This concludes,”Sprinkler Systems and French Drains for Oklahoma.”