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Repairing a Broken Sprinkler Pipe can be tricky.   In the picture above, a Sprinkler Pipe had been punctured with a landscaping stake.  The Pipe was in a group of pipes together.  They had originally been burred in one trench along with the sprinkler valve wires.  Accidentally a landscaper drove a stake into the ground and hit the pipe.  The stake went between the two top pipes and hit the one on the bottom.  Yikes!

The top pipes were fine but the one underneath leaked like crazy.  Had it been the other way around with the damaged pipe being the one on the top.  The Sprinkler Pipe Repair would have been much easier.  The bad part with the hole would simply been cut out and replaced with a ” Quick Fix” which is a piece of pipe that expands just like a ” Telescope.”  You glue each end and fill the space that was cut out.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been solving Sprinkler Repair problems like this since 1993.  It is this experience that lets us know that a “Quick Fix,” Pipe splice will not work when the pipe is on the bottom of a group of pipes.  It is too hard to expand the Quick Fix, to repair the leak.  It takes a decent amount of force to expand.  In this situation, it is too awkward to install it correctly.  It will leak a little on one end or the other.

Our solution is “Old School.”  We Do a “Box Out,” to repair the broken Pipe.  It is exactly like it sounds.  We cut out the bad pipe and put in New Sprinkler Pipe by running pipe out a few inches, up a few inches, and back to the pipe as shown in the picture above.  This is how broken Sprinkler Pipes were repaired before Quick Fix Splices existed.

Box out Repair

Boxing Out to Repair a Broken Sprinkler Pipe on the Bottom.


Sprinkler Repair can mean a lot of things.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been providing expert sprinkler repair since 1993 for all of Central and Western Oklahoma.

We provide service for Sprinkler Valves.  If you have a “Loose Bleed Screw” on a Rainbird Valve we can help.  If your solenoid on your Toro Valve is too tight, we have the solution.  If your sprinkler zone isn’t working and you don’t know what kind of valve you have, It’s no problem.

 

Sprinkler heads are always a focus.  Some customers need them moved.  Others just need their sprinkler heads adjusted.  Many times it is better to just replace the sprinkler head if it can’t be repaired or adjusted.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been providing these services for over 26 years.

different sprinkler heads

A Rotor and a Pop-Up Sprinkler Head

Sprinkler Controllers can have trouble as well.  Loose wires or burnt up modules can be just a couple of the possible problems.  Many times the only problem is that the Sprinkler Controller is not programmed correctly.

 

When solving Sprinkler Controller Problems, Experience Counts.  There is no substitute for EXPERIENCE!  Again, we have over 26 years of solving Sprinkler Controller Problems.

Finally, we fix leaking pipes.  Sprinkler pipes may leak connected to Sprinkler Valves, underneath Sprinkler Heads or at the Water Main Connection.  Sprinkler Leaks can also occur throughout the Sprinkler System at any Joint or connection.

Finding leaks can be very easy as in the picture above.  Many times the leaks are hard to find however.  You may have a “Pin Hole ” Leak that is very small and extremely hard to find.   This again is an example of Experience saving time and money.

If Sprinkler Heads are a problem, or your sprinkler valves are not working correctly, or if you have a leak anywhere in your Sprinkler System, Give Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair a call.


Sprinkler Repair –

Spring is here!  Do you have a Sprinkler head that does this?

 

 

Maybe your Sprinkler Valves look like this!  Yikes!

You might want a Sprinkler Head Moved, Replaced, or adjusted.

Things can look nice when your sprinkler heads spray in the right places.

Sprinkler Heads need lots of attention when you have a sprinkler system.   Sometimes a Sprinkler Head needs to be moved.  Landscaping changes, bad original sprinkler head placement, or you just want to move it.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can help.

Sprinkler Heads can Freeze and break in the winter time if your sprinkler runs at a bad time or if In-line sprinkler pipe drains were not installed originally.  Dogs like to chew on them and dig them up. Sprinkler Heads get broken when a car or truck is driven across the yard.  But, the majority of sprinkler head damage is done by weed eaters and lawn mowers.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been fixing broken sprinkler heads since 1993.  If you need a sprinkler head fixed, replaced, adjusted, or moved, we can help.

 

 

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Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair provides Emergency Sprinkler Repair Service, After Hours and Weekends.  405 203 9419

Sprinkler Repair is an ongoing issue for any sprinkler system.  Folks in Central Oklahoma are turning on their Sprinkler Systems and discovering problems.    We fixed several leaks in a Sprinkler System in Edmond.  The sprinkler pipes were leaking in several places.  Each leak had to be cut out and replaced.  The Sprinkler System was fairly new.  It was installed last summer by a Pool Company that also installs cheap sprinkler systems. All the joints in the sprinkler pipes were glued together with clear PVC Cement.  That part is OK, But they cut some corners and didn’t use PVC Primer with the glue.  As a result the joints didn’t bond very well and many of them blew apart this spring when the sprinkler systems was turned on.  (Thus all the leaks)  I suspect we will have to go back several times to fix additional leaks.  We can only warranty the PVC joints that we have replaced.   Cheaper isn’t always better.

Recently we fixed a sprinkler system that was poorly installed.

  The Sprinkler System Company that installed it didn’t know what they were doing.  There was no Master Valve installed in the Sprinkler System.  As a result, The Sprinkler Pipe between the water meter and the Sprinkler Valves stayed pressurized all the time.  This is bad during a cold snap in Oklahoma.  If a Master Valve and In-Line Pipe Drains had been installed originally, there would be no broken pipes when it got too cold.    The Sprinkler Pipes would drain automatically.

 


Sprinkler System Repair – We provide service for- Broken Sprinkler Heads — Sprinkler Controllers — Sprinkler ValvesLeaking Sprinkler Pipes — All Brands

Servicing:  All of Central and Western Oklahoma

Fixing leaking valves

Fixing leaking sprinkler valves

Sprinkler Repair is an ongoing issue for any sprinkler system.  Folks in Central Oklahoma are turning on their Sprinkler Systems and discovering problems.    We fixed several leaks in a Sprinkler System in Edmond.  The sprinkler pipes were leaking in several places.  Each leak had to be cut out and replaced.  The Sprinkler System was fairly new.  It was installed last summer by a Pool Company that also installs cheap sprinkler systems. All the joints in the sprinkler pipes were glued together with clear PVC Cement.  That part is OK, But they cut some corners and didn’t use PVC Primer with the glue.  As a result the joints didn’t bond very well and many of them blew apart this spring when the sprinkler systems was turned on.  (Thus all the leaks)  I suspect we will have to go back several times to fix additional leaks.  We can only warranty the PVC joints that we have replaced.   Cheaper isn’t always better.

Mustang Oklahoma Sprinkler Repair

Recently we had a customer in Mustang who needed a wiring problem solved for their sprinkler controller.  Several of the sprinkler zones were not working.  We had to trace the sprinkler wires in the yard till we found the problem.  Tracing sprinkler wire is a very difficult Sprinkler Repair to complete.  The Sprinkler Wire is burred which makes the wiring problem hard to find.  It took us a while but we found the problem.  The customer had cable installed and the cable company cut the sprinkler wires.

 

Controller install

Sprinkler Controller Installation

Sprinkler Controller in Mustang 

 

 

 

 If your Sprinkler System has:

1. Broken Sprinkler Heads

2. Leaking Sprinkler Valves

3. Broken Back-Flow Valve

4. Broken Sprinkler Pipes

5.  Defective Sprinkler Clock or Controller

Lawn Irrigation Systems require maintenance from time to time.  All types of Sprinkler Repair become necessary.    Sprinkler heads break for several reasons.  Dogs chew up Sprinkler Heads.  Tree roots twist and break Sprinkler heads.  Cars run over and break Sprinkler Heads.  Weed Eaters cut the tops off Sprinkler Heads.  If you have a Sprinkler Head that is not performing perfectly, We can help.

Sprinkler Valves can have trouble too.  The Sprinkler Valve Wiring becomes disconnected or shorts out.  Tree Roots can stretch or break the Sprinkler WiresSprinkler Valves can start leaking over time. Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can solve Sprinkler Valve problems of all types.

The Sprinkler Valves that you see above are a mess.  They were leaking and weren’t working correctly.  We replaced the above Sprinkler Valves with the ones you see below.

New Sprinkler Valves installed in Norman

New Sprinkler Valves replacing the old ones shown above.


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Emergency Sprinkler Repair – After Hours – Weekends

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Servicing all of Central and Western Oklahoma

Lets face it.  Lots of things can go wrong with a Sprinkler Head.  Lawn mower and weed eater damage are the two most common causes of Sprinkler Head Problems.  They can also be crushed when some one drives a car across your yard.  I’ve even seen dogs chew the tops off of Sprinkler Heads.  These are just a few of the reasons for Sprinkler Repair.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can Replace Damaged Sprinkler heads.

 

Many times Sprinkler Heads don’t Spray in the correct location.  We had a customer in Lawton who had a Rotor Sprinkler Head that spent most of its time spraying into the swimming pool.  Yikes!

Another customer had a fire start from a sprinkler head spraying directly into an old outdoor electrical outlet.

The point is, many folks have trouble adjusting sprinkler heads properly.  RainBird, Toro, and Hunter Sprinkler Heads all adjust differently.

We provide expert sprinkler head adjustment for all brands of sprinkler heads.  Some brands of Sprinkler Heads have more to offer than others.  Many home owners have one brand in their flower beds and another brand in the yard.

Maybe your Sprinkler Head isn’t broken or out of adjustment.  It may just need to be moved to a better position.  Sprinkler Heads being in the wrong place is very common.  Some times the sprinkler company that installed them just didn’t put one or several Sprinkler Heads in the best and most productive places.  Your yard may change and you need to move Sprinkler Heads.  Adding a swimming pool or expanding a driveway are two common reasons to move Sprinkler Heads.

rain bird rotor

Installing new rotor sprinkler head

Since 1993, Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been Replacing, Adjusting, and Moving Sprinkler heads.  Over the years, we have provided expert service for countless thousands of Sprinkler Heads.

 


Moving Sprinkler Valves

Recently we had a Sprinkler Repair Customer in Oklahoma City,  He was wanting to have his landscape company install a new tree in his flowerbed.  The problem was that his Sprinkler Valves were right where he wanted to plant the tree.  The addition problem was that he had several Sprinkler Valves tightly grouped together so they could not be moved individually.  The landscaping company had dug around the valves in an attempt to move them.  It turned into a real mess.  They cracked a pipe in the process and water and dirt mixed to make mud.  Which then was allowed to dry around the valves.  What a mess!

The only option was to replace the Sprinkler Valves and at the same time move them to a new location.

First we had to put together the new valves in a tight setting so they could fit in the new valve box that we would Install the Sprinkler Valves in.

Take a look at the picture above.  You may notice that for some strange reason we left the Sprinkler Valves sitting up on there side.  Actually there is a very important reason to do this.  Once the Sprinkler Valves are glued together with “Hot” Glue,  if the group of valves is just laid flat to dry, you will have a big problem.  The excess glue in the pipes will run up inside the valve and cause damage to the Sprinkler Valve.  When putting fittings on a Sprinkler Valve they must be placed so that excess glue will run away from the valve.

The Sprinkler Valves can have all kinds of problems and may not work at all form the beginning.  Since 1993 I have cut out and replaced literally thousands of Sprinkler Valves that had glue up inside them.  Many “Fly By Night” landscaping companies that also work on Sprinkler Systems make this mistake constantly.  I have even seen experienced Sprinkler Repair Companies make this mistake as well.  They get in a hurry and make mistakes.  They should know better.

After assembling the Sprinkler Valves and moving them to a new location out of the flowerbed, we tested the Sprinkler Valves thoroughly.

Now our Sprinkler Repair customer has a new tree in his flowerbed.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been providing Expert Sprinkler Repair since 1993.  We service all of Central and Western Oklahoma.

 


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Frost Free Faucet connected to Sprinkler Feed Line

 

Water Line Connections can be a trouble spot for Sprinkler Systems.  Water Line Sprinkler Repair is a focus for Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair.  It is very common to have a continuous leak at the connection where the water line connects into the sprinkler system.  This connection takes a lot of stress every time the sprinkler system turns on or off.  It Is called, ” Water Hammer.”  It can cause pipes to crack or break resulting in major Sprinkler Leaks.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair provides the necessary experience and “Know How,” to ensure that the water line connection will last and won’t break or leak in the middle of the night.

If you have sprinkler valves that look like this,  Your sprinkler system won’t work well, if at all.

Sprinkler Valve Installation takes “Experience” and “Know How”.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has installed thousands of new sprinkler valves.

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New Sprinkler Valves Installed in Edmond

We install the three main brands of Sprinkler Valves.  We can provide new Rainbird, Hunter, or Toro Sprinkler Valves.  Other brands of Sprinkler Valves are also available.

The Above picture shows new valves installed in Edmond, where the old bunch of Sprinkler Valves were cut out and replaced with new ones.  Sprinkler Valves should never be installed very closely together unless that is your only option.  The reason is that they are very hard to fix and replace.  If you have 4 Sprinkler Valves very closely connected then if one goes bad you have to cut out all 4 and replace them all.  Its a lot of waste.  If the valves are separated then replacement and repair is very easy.

 


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Sprinkler Repair sometimes involves the Sprinkler Controller.  Some of the most common problems stem from the sprinkler system not being programmed correctly.   Simple things like the wires being loose in the controller can cause the sprinkler system not to run.  In particular the” Ground Wire coming form the valves can be loose sometimes.  This may cause the system to work one day and not to work the next.  Even worse it may turn on but won’t turn off.  Sometimes old controllers just need to be replaced.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been solving all types or sprinkler repair since 1993.  Experience definitely counts with Sprinkler Repair!

Most Sprinkler Controllers have a knob or a digital touch screen.  Either way, the basic functions are the same.

1.  Sometimes some brands of Sprinkler Controllers won’t work because the ” Time and Date,” have not been set correctly.  If you select time/date and the screen is blank with no time or date then you have a problem.

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2.  The most common reason that a Sprinkler Controller won’t work is because the breaker has been tripped for the electrical plug that the controller is plugged into.  People assume that because the LED screen on the controller has power that the controller is receiving power.  THIS IS NOT THE CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ALL CONTROLLERS HAVE BACKUP BATTERIES IN THEM TO MAINTAIN THE CONTROLLERS PROGRAMMING IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF.  THE BREAKER CAN BE TRIPPED TO THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET AND THE DIGITAL DISPLAY WILL STILL RUN OFF THE BATTERY MAKING IT LOOK LIKE IT HAS POWER WHEN IT DOES NOT.

TEST YOUR OUTLET BY CHECKING YOUR BREAKERS OR PLUGGING SOMETHING INTO THE SOCKET SUCH AS A LIGHT OR A POWER TOOL.

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Another very common mistake is that people confuse “Start Times,” with “Run Times” on the controller.

A Run Time is how long you program each Sprinkler Zone to run.

(Zone 1  5 minutes, Zone 2 8 minutes, Zone 3 25 minutes and so on.)  You program how long you want each Sprinkler Zone to run.

A Start Time is a time that you set on the controller to start zone one running.  All other zones automatically follow zone one in order lowest to highest.  Zone 2 knows to always follow zone 1 when it is done.  Zone 3 knows to follow Zone 2 and so on.  Let me repeat this.  Start Times are only for zone 1.  Again, a “Start Time,” is a time that you would like your Sprinkler System to come and run through all the zones.

Sprinkler Controllers have the ability to run more than one start time.  This is to allow your entire Sprinkler System to run more than once in a 24 hour period.  You can have a Start Time of 1 PM.  Zone 1 comes on and runs until its programmed time elapses.  Zone 2 automatically comes on next and runs.  Then zone 3 and so on.  You might have a 2nd Start Time several hours later to start and run your entire system again.  (2nd start time at 8 PM)  The Sprinkler System has had plenty of time to run through all the zones when it started at 1 PM.  At 8 PM the controller turns zone 1 on again and all the zones run their programmed amount of time.  THE MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE IS THINKING THAT YOU MUST PROGRAM A START TIME FOR EACH ZONE. ( YOU CAN NOT PROGRAM A START TIME FOR ZONE 2,3,4 etc.)  This is also apparent by the fact that most Sprinkler Controllers have a limit of 4 start times but can run more zones than 4.  Most Sprinkler Controllers can run 10 zones or more.

What causes a big problem is a when person programs a Start Time at 1Pm.  Thinking incorrectly that they need to program a Start Time for zone 2.  They enter a second Start Time for 1:15pm, and a third start time for zone 3 at 1:30 PM.  So here is what happens.  Say each zone is programmed to run for 10 minutes each.(Run Time)  Zone 1 comes on and runs at 1 PM.  At 1:10 PM Zone 1 stops and zone 2 comes on.  At 1:15 PM the second start time kicks in and tries to turn on zone 1 again while zone 2 has only been running for five minutes and the other subsequent zones have not run at all.  This is called an “Overlapping Start Time.”  With an Overlapping Start Time, Different brands of controllers do different things.  They are all bad regardless.  Some will run zone one over and over and over causing a flood.  Others will not run at all.

Most people only use or need one Start Time.

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The “Water Budget Feature,” found on most controllers can cause problems with your Sprinkler Run Times.  Water Budget is a quick way to quickly change all your Run Times for all your zones at once.  Example  —  Out of the box, your new Sprinkler Controller will be set to 100%.  If you program zone 1 to run 10 minutes and zone 2 to run 15 minutes then if your water budget is 100% then that is exactly what they will run.  If you change your water budget from 100% to 200% now zone 1 will run 20 minutes and zone 2 will run 30 minutes and any other zone’s run time will run double of what it was programmed at 100%.  This is a great feature until you accidentally change your water budget to 900% and don’t realize it.  (or 5%)

IF YOUR RUN TIMES ARE RUNNING MORE OR LESS THAN WHAT YOU PROGRAMMED THEM FOR THEN CHECK THE WATER BUDGET.

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Some of the older digital Sprinkler Controllers have an “Enter” button.  Any programming you do must be followed by hitting the Enter Button.  If you don’t hit it then programming that you think you keyed in is lost.  This is why the newer controllers don’t have an Enter Button.


Broken Sprinkler Head in Moore Oklahoma

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Sprinkler Heads can have lots of things go wrong.  Sprinkler Heads Freeze an Bust If the Sprinkler System doesn’t have IN-Line Drains installed.  This means that water stays in the sprinkler pipes all the time and can freeze and break when its cold.  Sprinkler Heads hold their water in the base which is closer to the grounds surface than the sprinkler pipe, As a Result, It is more likely to freeze.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair Can easily Replace Sprinkler heads that have frozen.  We also can install in-line Drains in sprinkler pipes to keep it from happening over and over.  They drain all the water out of the pipes underground every time the sprinkler system stops running.  Its pretty cool!

 

If you have a Lawn Irrigation System that is not working correctly, Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can provide expert Sprinkler System Repair.

We can help with:

1.  Sprinkler Controller Problems

2.  Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3.  Leaking Sprinkler Pipes

4.  Shorted or disconnected valve wires

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

6.  Broken Sprinkler Heads

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

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repaircan 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.

 

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – 405 203 9419

We service all types of residential sprinkler systems.  If you have a Sprinkler Zone or Station that isn’t working, or if your backflow valve leaks, we can help.

We service all of Central Oklahoma including Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman.  Now we are expanding to include Western Oklahoma including Lawton and Altus.

Before the start of 2019 we provided:

331 Sprinkler Repairs in Norman

704 Sprinkler Repairs in Oklahoma City

251 Sprinkler Repairs in Edmond

114 Sprinkler Repairs in Moore

Numerous Sprinkler Repairs in Central and Western Oklahoma

Before we replaced the valves

 

After the valves were replaced

 

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair –  Have your seen something like this in your yard?

We service all sprinkler head problems.  If the top of your sprinkler Head has weed eater damage, we can install a new one for you.  If your sprinkler head is working OK but is spraying in the wrong place, we can adjust them too.  If something changes in your yard and a sprinkler head needs to be moved to a better location, it’s no problem.

Experience counts with sprinkler repair.  It is very easy to waste time and money.  There are many mistakes that can easily avoided.  We recently took over a sprinkler repair in Moore from another sprinkler repair company.  The customer had spent a large amount of money replacing their Sprinkler Valves because nothing was working.  We showed up and discovered that the ground wire in the sprinkler controller had accidentally plugged into the zone one outlet.  It took us 30 seconds to fix the problem.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has provided Expert Sprinkler Repair for broken sprinkler heads like the one shown above for over 25 years.

 

 

 

Above ground Back Flow Valves many times have problems.  They easily freeze and break during the winter.  When they break, they leak, and usually its a lot of water.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has replaced them since 1993.  We also can provide solutions to keep back flow valves from freezing in the first place.

 

 

Sprinkler Valves are a source of Sprinkler Problems.  Sometimes they stick open and won’t shut off.  Even if you turn off or unplug the sprinkler controller.  Other times a sprinkler valve won’t come when its suppose to.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repairhas decades of experience adjusting or replacing sprinkler valves.

Emergency Service 

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If you just have a question concerning your existing sprinkler system, we are happy to share time and information with you!

Water leaking anywhere in your yard

Sprinkler System won’t shut off

Back Flow Valve has frozen and broken

Any other Emergency Concerning Water Lines or Sprinkler Systems

Keeping a Sprinkler System running smoothly requires repair and maintenance.  Needs change and sometimes sprinkler heads need to be moved or the spray needs to be redirected or adjusted.  Sometimes additional sprinkler heads need to be added to an area or sprinkler zone.  Don’t even get me started on sprinkler controllers.  There are so many types and brands of sprinkler controllers.  It is easy to feel lost or confused trying to deal with all the features and adjustments.

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New Rainbird Sprinkler Head

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Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, Yukon, Mustang, Moore, Norman, Purcell, Newcastle, Blanchard and surrounding areas.  For an additional charge we will travel outside Central Oklahoma.

Emergency Sprinkler Repair ServiceAvailable After Hours and Weekends.

Some times bad things go wrong with sprinkler systems at truly the wrong time.  If you have water shooting up in your yard and running down the street, give us a call.  If your ” Above Ground Back Flow Valve” has frozen and is leaking water everywhere, we can help.

 

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – 405 203 9419

 

Lawn Sprinkler Systems develop problems and need maintenance from time to time. Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can help with small sprinkler problems such as a broken sprinkler head or a sprinkler controller programming problem.  We also deal with larger sprinkler problems like redesigning sprinkler zones or replacing sprinkler valves.

 

We also provide sprinkler systems checkups to test your irrigation system for possible problems that you may not be aware of. Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can help with:

Broken Sprinkler Head took about an hour to fix.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair — 405 203 9419

Do you have water running down the street from your sprinkler system in the middle of the night?  Has your Sprinkler “Back Flow Valve” frozen from cold weather and is shooting water everywhere? Is your sprinkler system running and won’t shut off no matter what you do?  Do you need help “After Hours” or on ” Weekends”?  Give us a Call!

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair now services all of Western and Central Oklahoma.

Many times “Above Ground Back Flow Valves” Freeze and Break.  We provide expert Sprinkler Repair for all Sprinkler System Problems.

 

 

 

 

 

Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our business focuses.   We can help with:

1.  Sprinkler Controller Problems

2.  Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3.  Leaking Pipes

4.  Shorted or disconnected valve wires

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

6.  Broken Sprinkler Heads

The above are the most common problems that we deal with.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair- 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.

Replacing Broken Wiring inside Sprinkler Controller

Replacing Broken Wiring inside Sprinkler Controller


Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair 

405 203 9419

Specializing in: (1)  Sprinkler Repair.  (2)  Sprinkler System Redesign and Makeover.  (3)  French Drains, Surface Drains, and Channel Drains.  (4)  Basement Drains, Sump Pumps, and Gutter to Drain Connections. 

Servicing: All or Central and Western Oklahoma —   Free Estimates

The first part of this blog concerns Sprinkler Repair.  If you are interested in French Drains or Drainage Systems, skip on down farther in this blog.

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Car shower sprinkler repair

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Norman Sprinkler Repair 

Recently we had a customer in Norman who had some trouble with a sprinkler head that was leaking at the base.  There was mulch all around the sprinkler head and when the system ran it blew mulch all over the sidewalk.  This is a typical Sprinkler Repair and occurs quite often.  It took us about 15 minutes to fix.  We also moved several Sprinkler Heads that weren’t in the best places.  Moving sprinkler heads is a common practice for Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair –  Expert Sprinkler Repair for all Residential Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Emergency Service – After hours and Weekends

We service all of Central and Western Oklahoma

Since 1993 we have:

Fixed leaking sprinkler pipes in Edmond

Replaced Sprinkler Valves in Norman

Adjusted Sprinkler Heads In Oklahoma City

Installed A New Back Flow Valve In Lawton 

and over 2000 other Sprinkler Repairs in Central and Western Oklahoma.

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Broken Sprinkler Head took about an hour to fix.

Sprinkler Repair is an ongoing issue for any sprinkler sy

Moving sprinkler valves also is a service that we provide.  It takes a lot more expertise and experience to move sprinkler valves.  There are many reasons that sprinkler valves and sprinkler heads may need to me moved.  Driveways can be added or new landscaping may be installed.  We can redesign any residential sprinkler system Moving Sprinkler Valves, Sprinkler Heads, Sprinkler Pipes, and Sprinkler Wiring is what it takes.

Just like a home or a car, a Sprinkler System requires repair or adjustment from time to time.  We at Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair, take great pride in the Sprinkler Repair Services that we provide.  In almost 27 years of service,We have solved virtually every Sprinkler Repair Problem possible.

Sprinkler RepairSprinkler ValvesSprinkler HeadsLeaking Pipes – Everything you might need repaired or adjusted with your sprinkler system.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – On the Job since 1993 – Servicing Western and Central Oklahoma

We solve Sprinkler Repair Problems that other companies can’t handle.  If you live in Oklahoma City and have Broken Sprinkler Heads, or if you live in Norman and have Leaking Sprinkler Valves, or if you live in Edmond and your Sprinkler Controller quit working, give us a call or send us an

Lawn Sprinkler Repair is one of our business focuses.   We can help with:

1. Sprinkler Controller Problems

2. Leaking Back-Flow Valves

3. Leaking Sprinkler Pipes

4.  Shorted or disconnected valve wires

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

6. Broken Sprinkler Heads

The above are the most common problems that we deal with.

 

 

 

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.

Now Servicing Western Oklahoma including Lawton and Altus.

 

 

Fixing Leaking Sprinkler Pipes is a common occurrence for Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair.  Most recently we had a service call in Lawton.  We got a call from a lady who had water pouring out from under the edge of her driveway.  After shutting off the water at the back-flow valve, we were able to determine that the leak definitely was coming from the sprinkler system.  A cracked sprinkler pipe was the problem and to make matters worse, the sprinkler pipe ran under the driveway.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair had the solution.  Instead of trying to fix the broken sprinkler pipe, it was a much better idea to replace the entire pipe.  The Sprinkler Repair took about three hours.

Oklahoma City Sprinkler Repair

Recently we helped some folks with their sprinkler controller.  They had a lightning strike melting their sprinkler controller and all the connecting wires. Changing the Sprinkler Controller took a little time, but the larger problem was changing out all the sprinkler wires that ran underground form the controller to the sprinkler valves.  This part took a while and required quite a bit of attention to detail.

SPRINKLER REPAIR IN OKLAHOMA CITY

The sprinkler valve in the picture was replaced by Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair. When the Sprinkler Valves were originally installed, they were not put inside a “Valve Box” to protect them. The company that installed them just dumped dirt on them and got paid and left. The Sprinkler System ran ok for about two years before the sprinkler valves failed. We replaced the valves and added a valve box to protect them so this time the Rain Bird valves should last much longer. If you need help with your sprinkler system, give us a call at 405 203 9419. Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been solving sprinkler problems since 1993.

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – 405 203 9419

Do you need Sprinkler Repair?

Winter is a time when a lot can go wrong with a Sprinkler System.   Sprinkler Pipes can freeze and break.  Sprinkler heads can crack or bust.  Above Ground Back-Flow Valves can crack or leak even during a warm winter.  Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can help.  Give us a call at :

Sprinkler Controller Trouble Shooting

Having Installed Several Thousand Sprinkler Systems over the past several years, here are the most common mistakes made by homeowners who are not comfortable with their Sprinkler Controller.

Most Sprinkler Controllers have a knob or a digital touch screen.  Either way, the basic functions are the same.

1.  Sometimes some brands of Sprinkler Controllers won’t work because the ” Time and Date,” have not been set correctly.  If you select time/date and the screen is blank with no time or date then you have a problem.

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2.  The most common reason that a Sprinkler Controller won’t work is because the breaker has been tripped for the electrical plug that the controller is plugged into.  People assume that because the LED screen on the controller has power that the controller is receiving power.  THIS IS NOT THE CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ALL CONTROLLERS HAVE BACKUP BATTERIES IN THEM TO MAINTAIN THE CONTROLLERS PROGRAMMING IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF.  THE BREAKER CAN BE TRIPPED TO THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET AND THE DIGITAL DISPLAY WILL STILL RUN OFF THE BATTERY MAKING IT LOOK LIKE IT HAS POWER WHEN IT DOES NOT.

TEST YOUR OUTLET BY CHECKING YOUR BREAKERS OR PLUGGING SOMETHING INTO THE SOCKET SUCH AS A LIGHT OR A POWER TOOL.

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Another very common mistake is that people confuse “Start Times,” with “Run Times” on the controller.

A Run Time is how long you program each Sprinkler Zone to run.

(Zone 1  5 minutes, Zone 2 8 minutes, Zone 3 25 minutes and so on.)  You program how long you want each Sprinkler Zone to run.

A Start Time is a time that you set on the controller to start zone one running.  All other zones automatically follow zone one in order lowest to highest.  Zone 2 knows to always follow zone 1 when it is done.  Zone 3 knows to follow Zone 2 and so on.  Let me repeat this.  Start Times are only for zone 1.  Again, a “Start Time,” is a time that you would like your Sprinkler System to come and run through all the zones.

Sprinkler Controllers have the ability to run more than one start time.  This is to allow your entire Sprinkler System to run more than once in a 24 hour period.  You can have a Start Time of 1 PM.  Zone 1 comes on and runs until its programmed time elapses.  Zone 2 automatically comes on next and runs.  Then zone 3 and so on.  You might have a 2nd Start Time several hours later to start and run your entire system again.  (2nd start time at 8 PM)  The Sprinkler System has had plenty of time to run through all the zones when it started at 1 PM.  At 8 PM the controller turns zone 1 on again and all the zones run their programmed amount of time.  THE MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE IS THINKING THAT YOU MUST PROGRAM A START TIME FOR EACH ZONE. ( YOU CAN NOT PROGRAM A START TIME FOR ZONE 2,3,4 etc.)  This is also apparent by the fact that most Sprinkler Controllers have a limit of 4 start times but can run more zones than 4.  Most Sprinkler Controllers can run 10 zones or more.

What causes a big problem is a when person programs a Start Time at 1Pm.  Thinking incorrectly that they need to program a Start Time for zone 2.  They enter a second Start Time for 1:15pm, and a third start time for zone 3 at 1:30 PM.  So here is what happens.  Say each zone is programmed to run for 10 minutes each.(Run Time)  Zone 1 comes on and runs at 1 PM.  At 1:10 PM Zone 1 stops and zone 2 comes on.  At 1:15 PM the second start time kicks in and tries to turn on zone 1 again while zone 2 has only been running for five minutes and the other subsequent zones have not run at all.  This is called an “Overlapping Start Time.”  With an Overlapping Start Time, Different brands of controllers do different things.  They are all bad regardless.  Some will run zone one over and over and over causing a flood.  Others will not run at all.

Most people only use or need one Start Time.

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The “Water Budget Feature,” found on most controllers can cause problems with your Sprinkler Run Times.  Water Budget is a quick way to quickly change all your Run Times for all your zones at once.  Example  —  Out of the box, your new Sprinkler Controller will be set to 100%.  If you program zone 1 to run 10 minutes and zone 2 to run 15 minutes then if your water budget is 100% then that is exactly what they will run.  If you change your water budget from 100% to 200% now zone 1 will run 20 minutes and zone 2 will run 30 minutes and any other zone’s run time will run double of what it was programmed at 100%.  This is a great feature until you accidentally change your water budget to 900% and don’t realize it.  (or 5%)

IF YOUR RUN TIMES ARE RUNNING MORE OR LESS THAN WHAT YOU PROGRAMMED THEM FOR THEN CHECK THE WATER BUDGET.

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Some of the older digital Sprinkler Controllers have an “Enter” button.  Any programming you do must be followed by hitting the Enter Button.  If you don’t hit it then programming that you think you keyed in is lost.  This is why the newer controllers don’t have an Enter Button.

 

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has been solving all types of Sprinkler System Problems since 1993.

We provide:

1.  Sprinkler Valve Problems

2.  Sprinkler Wiring Problems

3.  Sprinkler Controller Problems / Sprinkler Clock Problems

4.  Sprinkler Head Problems

5.  Sprinkler Pipe Problems

6.  Sprinkler Coverage Problems

7.  Sprinkler Redesign Problems for new fences or swimming pools.

 

Many times sprinkler repair needs arise at inconvenient times. Water lines can break in the middle of the night.  Back-Flow Valves Freeze and break at night too.  Sometimes things go wrong when we are away from our homes as well.  Sprinkler Systems coming on at the scheduled times but not shutting off is common and has several possible causes.  Sprinkler Valves can “stick” open while running from lack of water pressure, or is not getting enough electrical current to shut it off from the sprinkler controller, or even a small piece of debris is stuck in the sprinkler valve and won’t allow the sprinkler valve to close.

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.  We install 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.

Surface Drain Installed next to sidewalk in Oklahoma City.
Surface Drain Installed next to sidewalk in Oklahoma City.

2.  Keep water away from small or in closed 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.

Drainage Systems quickly can become more complicated.  Considerations must include:

How does the water get to the problem area?  There may be one or many sources.

Water Sources:

1.  It falls from the sky directly

2.  It flows down hill over the surface (surface water)

3.  It flows underground under the surface (sub-surface water)

4.  It flows from the edge of a roof ( There may be many roofs near the problem area, neighbors etc.)

5.  It flows from a gutter downspout

6.  It flows over the edge of a gutter because the gutter is too small is is clogged

7.  It flows up from the ground (seeps and springs are common in Oklahoma)

8.  It flows from a sprinkler system use ( yours or your neighbors)

9.  It flows from a leaking pipe ( water mains, water meters, water lines, sprinkler pipes, sprinkler valves)

There are other reasons for Drainage Problems, the above reasons are just the most common.

Once the number of water sources is determined, a rough estimate of the amount of water that needs to be drained away on average must be estimated.  This can be simplified down to “SMALL, MEDIUM, OR LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER TO BE DRAINED AWAY.  You don’t have to be an engineer trying to calculate fluid dynamics.  Experience at diagnosing drainage problems helps however.  How much water needs to be moved will help determine the type and size of the Surface Drain or French Drain that needs to be installed.  It also helps to determine the size of Drain Pipe required for the Drainage System.  A good rule to follow is, “If in doubt, install a larger Drain and Drain Pipe.”  Unused Drainage Capacity is better than property damage caused by a Drain that is overwhelmed by too much water.

For home and small business use typical materials used are:

6 inch, 9 inch, and 12 inch Surface Drains

3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch Drain Pipes

3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch French Drains

French Drains move more water than Surface Drains —

French Drains move Surface Water and Sub-Surface Water

Surface Drains move Surface Water only

Surface Drains look nicer than French Drains in most cases

Once the type and number of drains is determined and what size Drain Pipe will connect them, an exit point must be selected.  (Where is the Drainage System going to take the water to and release it?)

Drainage Trench from French Drain in Backyard to Street in Norman

Drainage Trench from French Drain in Backyard to Street in Norman

The Drainage Curb Fitting is installed when the desired exit point for the French Drain will release the Drainage Water into the Street.   The Drainage Curb Fitting is rectangular in shape and made to be installed through the curb.  A small section of Curb is cut out with a concrete saw.  The Section is a few inches wider than the Drainage Curb Fitting.  We then install new concrete around the curb fitting.  Once the concrete has dried, the Drain Pipe coming from a French Drain or Surface Drain is connected to the Drainage Curb fitting and then covered with dirt.

The Drainage Pop-Up Emitter is connected to the end of a Drain Pipe.  It is downhill from a French Drain or a Surface Drain.  It is a small release basin with a green pop-up lid.  When releasing water, it pops up about an inch to release the water from the French Drain or Surface Drain.  When the Storm Water has moved through the Drainage System and out of the Pop-Up Emitter, the green lid closes back to its original closed position.  The emitter is designed to release water out into a yard or down a hill or other desirable Drainage Exit Point where there is no curb.

Popup Emitter to release water from a Drainage System in Yukon.
Popup Emitter to release water from a Drainage System in Yukon.

Drainage System installation and design is a big part of our business.  Does your sidewalk turn into a moat after a hard rain?  Does part of your yard look like a pond after a thunderstorm?  Worst of all, are you experiencing concrete deterioration to your foundation, sidewalks or Driveway?