If getting a sprinkler system installed on a property were as easy as just putting the thing in the ground and letting the water do its thing, there wouldn’t be a reason for an irrigation company like us to exist.
The fact of the matter is that not every property is ready for an irrigation system.
This doesn’t mean they can never water the grass. It just means that factors like utility lines, the size of your lawn and potential obstacles and problems are going to impact the design of your future sprinklers. These need to be clearly marked, analyzed and worked around to make sure your property is ready to have an irrigation system installed.
The biggest issue is going to be making sure that your property’s utility lines aren’t interfered with. Water pipes, sewage drainage lines and gas pipes are commonly found underground with some areas also placing their electrical and communications lines beneath properties as well. It’s imperative to make sure a new irrigation system won’t interfere with their operation, as you’ll have much more to deal with that just dead grass.
Before installation, it’s absolutely crucial to call your utility companies and get them properly mark where your underground lines and pipes are properly mapped out (and marked if they’re able to be) so that your new sprinkler pipes don’t run through any of them and create a problem for both your lawn and your utility access.
You’ll also need to have a conversation with your water company and figure out the total capacity of your water system. Installing an irrigation system that uses more water than you have can be disruptive to your routine and prevent you from using water for other things like bathing or cleaning while your sprinklers are active.
And of course, the size of a property (while it can’t be changed) is important to consider when installing new sprinklers. You won’t need an industrial irrigation system if you live on a single acre of property, but you might if you’re on a small mansion.
The few suggestions here aren’t a definitive list, just some of the most common issues that people run into before installing their sprinklers. Other issues include soil density, troublesome rocks and working around the actual layout of the property.
But above all else, be sure to get your new sprinkler system installed by a reputable and experienced company, who will be able to take care of these issues for you and make sure you don’t have problems down the line.
Just wanted to let you know you have a really good company. I don't write that often; your office always helps out and the guys doing the work are top notch. Prompt, polite and competent. Can't say that about most of the people I have to deal with out here.
In this letter on behalf of my superior sister Matea and the whole community of the missionary sisters of saint Benedict I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the most generous discounts that we received from your installation of the new sprinkler system. No longer will we have to worry about watering the 12 acre grounds at our home. All the plants smile and we do too. Thank you.
After hearing from a friend that she was pleased with your service, I decided to give Irrigation Solutions a try. It was the single best decision I made for my plants and my lawn. I thank you.
Your crew did such an excellent job. they were so neat and careful with the plantings.
I have worked with five “irrigation specialists” before I was recommended by my neighbor to give Irrigation Solutions a call. My only complaint is that he didn’t tell me sooner. There is no staff more skilled than the Forman at your company. I am grateful that I have finally found a real Hampton Sprinkler company.
Joe is very personable and enjoyable to work with. He is a breath of fresh air in a “Fly by Night” contractor world. He answered all my questions and the work was done in a timely manner. I am very pleased and satisfied with the results.