Norman Oklahoma French Drains – Sprinkler Systems – Sprinkler Repair.

Posted: July 17, 2010 in Drainage System, Drainage Systems, french drain, French Drain Contractor, lawn sprinkler repair, sprinkler repair, sprinklers
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This year CMG has addressed many standing water problems and drainage issues for residents and business owners of Oklahoma.  On one occasion, we installed a Surface Drain in the middle of a driveway.  After a rain, water was standing in front of the garage and would flow under the door when it got too deep.  We cut the driveway, Installed the Surface Drain, and replaced the cement.  Problem Solved.

CMG can run Drain Pipe to tough to get places.  We use a bore machine to run Drain Pipe under driveways for example.  Drainage Systems can be installed with minimal damage to driveways and sidewalks.

Another Drainage Problem involved installing a Sump Pump in a basement floor.  The basement would flood after a hard rain.  Again, Problem solved!

In 2013 CMG Sprinkler and Drain installed over 200 Drainage Systems in Central Oklahoma.  We utilized French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, and Sump Pumps to solve a wide variety of Drainage Problems.  Many Drainage Systems required more than one type of drain.  French Drains and Surface drains together were the most common combination.

Drainage Systems have been a big part of our business for the last 20 years.  Those years have provided us with the necessary expertise to provide solutions for a wide variety of Drainage ProblemsStorm Water Run-Off causes damage to Foundations, Sidewalks, Driveways,  Trees, Plants and Grass.  A  Drainage System Installed by CMG Sprinklers and Drains can help protect your valuable property.

Harsh weather in Oklahoma seems to becoming more common.  In 2013,  Norman Oklahoma had 4 inches of rain in two hours.  That’s the most rain in a short time that I can remember.  Storm-Water runoff can cause damage to all types of property and buildings.  Water getting inside your house is never a good thing.  A Drainage System that utilizes a French Drain can help.

Drains can protect your home and property from water damage.  CMG installs a wide variety of Drains in many different places.  A Drain or Group of Drains with Drain Pipe going to an exit point is a “Drainage System.”

Large 6 Inch French Drain Installed in Norman
Large 6 Inch French Drain Installed in Norman

Drainage Systems can be made up of one drain or a combination of many drains.  Drainage  problems can be very complex.   Complex Drainage Problems may require a combination of several different types of drains all inter-connected and working together.  Other times the drainage problem may be simple and straight-forward requiring only one drain or several of the same type of drain connected together.

An example of a complex drainage system would be:  A French Drain in the back yard connected to a Surface Drain near a flower bed connected to several gutter downspouts, which are connected to a Channel Drain going across a driveway, which is connected to additional Surface Drain in the front yard, which runs to a Curb Fitting that lets all the water drain out on to the street.

A simple Drainage System might consist of a Surface Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the street.

An “Exit Point” is the term used for where all the water leaves the Drainage System.  Determining the Exit Point is very critical.  It is one of the first things we do when diagnosing a Drainage Problem.

Drainage Systems can:

1.  Keep water away from foundations — A French Drain is best because it can move Surface Water and Sub-Surface Water (water moving under ground) away from the foundation.  Many times less experienced companies install Surface Drains to keep water away from foundations.  This can be a big mistake.  A Surface Drain can’t move or drain Sub-Surface Water.   Also A Surface Drain often can’t move enough water fast enough and easily becomes overwhelmed during a heavy rain.  A Surface Drain also can’t cover or protect a broad enough area. Surface Drains should be designed in a Drainage System to be located in smaller Drainage Areas moving moderate amounts of water.  Surface Drains look better than French Drains.  If ,”appearance” is more important than Drainage Capacity, Go with the Surface Drain.  Just know what you are getting into and what your expectations should be. One side of a foundation alone,  can be over 100 feet.  A 4 inch or 6 inch French Drain is best when protecting a large area such as a foundation.

2.  Keep water away from small or inclosed areas.  This might be a low area just through a gate on the side of a house, or the low area between a flowerbed and the wall of a house, or standing water on or near a sidewalk or driveway.  These types of Drainage Problems are best served with Surface Drains.  A Surface Drain can move water away from a low area that is relatively small.  This can occur in yards, flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways.  A Surface Drain is designed to move Surface Water away from a problem area to a predetermined exit point.  Surface Drains are available in many sizes.  How quickly they remove standing water is usually determined by the size of the Drain Pipe that is connected to the Drain.

Simply put, a Drainage System is one or a group of underground Drain Pipes that take water away from a place that has water standing on it or flowing across it.  The water that is in the problem area, can be causing damage or may be inconvenient or both.  (Usually Both)  A simple Drainage System is a Drain for the water to enter, a Drain Pipe to move the water away from the Drain, and an Exit Point for the water to be released out of the Drain Pipe.

Recently we installed a large 6 inch French Drain in a home in North West Edmond.  The home owner was getting water in their floor Duct Work every time it rained.  Installing a large French Drain along the wall in their flower bed solved the problem.  No longer is water seeping into their foundation and coming up in their vents.

Connecting Gutters into a Drainage System is a good idea!
Connecting Gutters into a Drainage System is a good idea!

CMG installs a wide variety of drains to solve a wide variety of Drainage Problems.  If you need a Channel Drain installed across a sidewalk, We can help.  If water is seeping into your foundation, A French Drain could solve the problem.  If water is standing in a low spot in your backyard, a Surface Drain will be a good addition.

Are you tired of looking at burnt grass in your yard? Do you have to drag hoses all over your yard to keep it green?

CMG can help with the Installation of a New Lawn Sprinkler System. Now you can sleep late instead of getting up early to water your yard.

A Sprinkler System by CMG will keep your yard looking great!

CMG Sprinkler and Drains also can provide expert Sprinkler Repair for existing  Sprinkler Systems. We can provide top quality parts such as” Rain Bird or Hunter.”

Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our areas of expertise.   We can help with:

1.  Sprinkler Controller Problems

2.  Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3. Leaking  Sprinkler Pipes

4.  Shorted out or disconnected sprinkler valves

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

6.  Broken Sprinkler Heads

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 systems where the home owners needs change.

If you have questions concerning sprinkler systems or drainage systems please send us an e-mail at — cmgsprinklers@hotmail.com

For those of you who already have a lawn sprinkler system, CHECK OUT A RAIN FREEZE SENSOR!  If it is too cold the rain/freeze sensor will automatically turn off your sprinkler system if you forget.  If a thunder storm occurs while you are out of town, no worries, the rain/freeze sensor will keep your sprinkler system from running during a down-pour!  They are great for business sprinkler systems when there is no one around to turn off the sprinkler system.

If you have standing water on your sidewalk, driveway or in your backyard every time it rains, CMG can help with that too. We can provide a wide variety of Drainage Solutions for many types of Drainage Problems with the Installation of: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Sump Pumps, Trench Drains, and Basement Drains.

Servicing: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, Yukon, Mustang, Purcell, Moore, and Blanchard.

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 systems.  Like everyone,  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 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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Blane Callen

CMG Sprinklers and Drains -405-226-0629- Ready to help with residential and commercial drainage problems with the installation of : French Drains, Surface Drains, and Channel Drains. Servicing : Norman, Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Mustang, Yukon, Purcell, Blanchard, Del City, Mid West City. We also specialize in Sprinkler Systems and Repair.  Free Estimates,  Accepting Credit Cards.

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