The site is visited and a water pressure and gallons per minute reading
is measured. This will determine how many irrigation heads may be put onto
a zone of heads and how far apart these heads can be to ensure maximum and
even water coverage.
The area is then marked off using small flags to simulate where each of
the irrigation heads will be. This serves two purposes, one is to determine
how many heads there will actually be and the second is to guide the pipe
puller so he knows where the pipe needs to go. A proposal of work to be
performed is submitted to customer at this time, and if the proposal is
accepted and signed steps 3 -10 are completed. Dig Safe is also contacted
to mark off all utility line.
We install a backflow preventor (this prevents your irrigation water from
backing up and contaminating your drinking water) and any other necessary
plumbing requirements that your local area may require.
Our irrigation staff begins the installation by putting 1-inch polyurethane
pipe into the ground using a pipe puller machine similar to that pictured
above. This pipe will allow the water to leave the house and make it to
all of your sprinkler heads.
Once all of the pipe has been pulled the next step is to dig the holes at
each of the flags to allow the sprinkler heads to be connected to the pipe.
Additional holes may need to be dug to connect some of the pipe together.
When the holes have been completed the irrigation heads and pipe connection
pieces are then tied into the polyurethane pipe.
The irrigation valves that allow each zone of heads to turn on are connected
and then wired so they may be tied into the controller clock.
Once the valve wiring is completed the controller clock is then mounted,
usually in the basement, and then wired to the valves. Our system is now
completely connected, however, the job is not finished.
To ensure the quickest lawn recovery and quality clean up our crew backfills
all of the holes that we have dug and returns the sod to its original areas.
We also clean up the small lines that the pipe pulling machine makes when
it puts the pipe into the ground.
In the final step we completely run your system from the controller clock
to make sure all of the components of your system are functioning properly.
We make any adjustments to the heads to make sure they water only the areas
you want them to and to ensure they are spraying maximally and evenly. We
will also give you instructions on how your controller clock and irrigation
heads operates and how they may be adjusted.