Oklahoma City Sprinkler Installation, Sprinkler Repair, French Drain –

Posted: December 15, 2011 in Angie's List, Drainage Problems, Drainage System, french drain, French Drain Contractor, sprinklers
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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
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.

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 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.

CMG Sprinklers and Drains 405-226-0629

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4 Inch Drain Pipe Ready to be covered with dirt in Norman.
4 Inch Drain Pipe Ready to be covered with dirt in Norman.

 

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