CMG Services all of Central Oklahoma including: Norman, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell and Chickasha.
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
Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Newcastle, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Blanchard, Choctaw, and all surrounding areas.
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.
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.
Our Sprinkler Systems are Self-Draing. The Sprinkler Pipes Drain underground when the Irrigation System is turned off.
CMG Sprinklers and Drains -- Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Norman, Midwest City, Del City, Mustang, Yukon, Blanchard, Newcastle, and Purcell.Just what is a "French Drain?" Many times people incorrectly
- A French Drain can protect your foundation!
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.
Channel Drain is a type of Surface Drain and many times is installed in concrete across sidewalks or driveways.
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!
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 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.
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This concludes,"Sprinkler Systems and French Drains for Oklahoma."