Central Oklahoma, Sprinkler System Contactor, French Drain Contractor –

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Angie's List, french drain, French Drain Contractor, lawn sprinkler repair, lawn sprinklers, sprinklers
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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.

 

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

Hello!  My name is Blane Callen.  I own CMG Sprinkler and Drain.

Lawn Irrigation System at work

When I started installing Sprinkler Irrigation Systems back in 1993 I was sticking cardboard signs up on the side of the road to get any business I could.  I quit working for a local landscaping company.  The company I worked for “Cut a lot of Corners” and the owner many-times was not honest with his customers.  As soon as I could, I started my own sprinkler company.

My first year in business was tough.  I used the family van to do all the sprinkler work.  My wife was not happy!  I did work for friends and family.  My cardboard signs generated a little business.  1993 was a long time ago.  CMG Sprinklers and Drains has come along way!

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 Systems Repairing Sprinkler Systems, and designing and installing Drainage SystemsIn the past 18 years, 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.

Sprinkler Irrigation Systems — If you are considering an Automatic Sprinkler System for your home or business in 2012, check out an Irrigation System designed by CMG Sprinkler and Drain.  Our Sprinkler Systemsare fully automatic.  The Sprinkler Controller can be placed indoor or outdoor.  One of the most important aspects of our Sprinkler Design is the “SELF-DRAINING FEATURE.”  The Sprinkler Pipes Drain Automaticallyunderground every time the Irrigation System stops running or is turned off.  Older or poorly Designed Sprinkler Systems must be WINTERIZED every fall and checked out again every spring.  Homeowners pay Sprinkler  Companiesto maintain this twice-a-year routine as long as they own the Sprinkler System.  A Sprinkler System Designed and Installed by CMG — NEVER HAS TO BE WINTERIZED.  BY THE TIME WINTER COMES THERE IS NO WATER IN THE SPRINKLER PIPESTO FREEZE.  If it gets hot during late winter or early spring and the homeowner wants to run the Sprinkler System, no problem! Just turn the Sprinkler System on at the Sprinkler Controller and run it normally.  There is no need to pay a Sprinkler Company to prepare your Sprinkler System for Winter.  YOUR SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEM BY CMG IS READY WHEN YOU ARE!

This is a picture of an “IN-LINE-DRAIN“.  Many Sprinkler Contractors don’t take the time or don’t want to spend the extra money to install them.
IN-LINE-DRAINS are a central part to all of our  Sprinkler System Installation.
Central Oklahoma is no stranger to heavy thunderstorms and hard rain. Storm-Water Runoffcan cause damage to sidewalks, driveways, foundations and all other things made of cement and concrete.  Trees, shrubs, and grass can also become damaged by flooding.   CMG Sprinklers and Drains can design a Drainage System to protect your property from standing water.    Our Drainage Systems can be simple consisting of a French Drain or a Surface Drain, or more complex requiring multiple types of Drains and exit points.

Just what is a “French Drain?”  Many times people incorrectly

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 Drain has 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 Drains through 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 Grate may 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 Pipe and filled all the way to the surface (ground level).   In some cases where the French Drain needs 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 Drainabout 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 System with Surface Drains or Gutter Down-Spouts connected to it.
The main downfall of a French Drain is 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 Drain over 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 DRAIN WITH 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 Sprinklers and Drains can help with:

1.  Sprinkler Controller Problems

2.  Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3.  Leaking  Sprinkler Pipes

4.  Shorted or disconnected  Sprinkler valve wires

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

6. Broken Sprinkler Heads

7.  Sprinkler Head Adjustment

The Sprinkler System Problems listed above are the most common Sprinkler Problems that we deal with.

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

CMG Sprinklers and Drains 405-226-0629

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Blane Callen

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