CMG Sprinklers and Drains — provides three basic services. Irrigation Systems *** Sprinkler Adjustment *** French Drains*** Sprinkler Repair *** Surface Drains *** Sump Pumps *** Rain Sensors *** Drainage Systems
We solve residential and commercial drainage problems.
We Install lawn Sprinkler Systems.
We repair and redesign Sprinkler Systems.
After a thunder storm, do you have water standing on your driveway, sidewalk, on the side of your house, backyard, front yard, or worst of all — seeping into your home? CMG can help! We can diagnose your Drainage Problem and design a drainage system specifically for your needs. We install: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains, Basin Drains, Basement Drains, and Sump Pumps.
Sprinkler System Installation and Sprinkler Repair are both central parts of our business. CMG has installed new Lawn Sprinkler Systems and provided Expert Sprinkler System Repair Since 1993. We can provide all Major Brands of Sprinkler Equipment. We Prefer ” Rain Bird, or Hunter.”
Servicing: Oklahoma City, Norman, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Purcell,
French Drain Installation can be a big part of installing a Drainage System. A French Drain is not the only type of Drain that can be used. A Drainage System can utilize several types of drains including a French Drain, Surface Drain, or Channel Drain.
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. A Trench Liner is sometimes used depending on the Drainage System Design and the type of soil. 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. A trench is dug that is slightly wider than the French Drain Pipe that is being used. There are several sizes of French Drain Pipe. Three Inch, Four Inch, and Six Inch are the most common sizes of French drain Pipe. The dirt that is 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 Drain about 20% of the time. Most of the time a liner in not needed.
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 French Drain
. In some cases thick grass growing up through the French Drain will create a natural “Thatch” filter. This makes the French Drain invisible. The trick is to allow the grass to grow over the French Drain Gravel without covering it up with dirt. Grasses such as Bermuda which grow well in the sun will put out runners and new roots and will grow up and through the French Drain. This will not affect the performance of the French Drain. The problem is that some times depending on the type of soil involved, it may take a long time to completely cover up the French Drain. Sprinkling grass seed down in the gravel will speed up the process.
DON’T 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.
A. Leave the French Drain
as-is and allow grass to grow over it in time.
B. Add grass seed directly to the French Drain
gravel with (Light Hand Watering) to speed the growth process
C. Leave the French Drain
as-is but decorate it with stepping stones and landscaping rocks ( leaving large cracks between stones to allow water to get into the French Drain
A. Leave the French Drain
as-is, it will work well and look as it did for many years.
B. Leave the French Drain
as-is, but decorate it with stepping stones or landscaping rocks. Many French Drains
are hidden under rock walk ways.IF YOU NEED WATER DRAINED AWAY FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS CALL CMG. 405-226-0629 CMG Sprinklers and Drains installs all types of Drainage Systems and French Drains.
French Drain Installation is a primary focus for CMG Sprinklers and Drains. Angie’s List has awarded us their Customer Service Award for the State of Oklahoma for top quality French Drain Installation. Along with the French Drain Customer Service Award, Angie’s List has given CMG their top A+ Rating and placed us at the top of their website for Oklahoma French Drain Installation. CMG also installs a variety of other types of Drains. Our Drainage Systems may utilize: French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, Trench Drains, Basin Drains, and Sump Pumps. In the past 21 years, we have installed French Drains to keep water away from home and business foundations, Surface Drains to keep water away from sidewalks and driveways, Trench Drains, and French Drains to keep standing water out of flowerbeds and yards, and Sump Pumps to remove water from basements and outdoor low lying areas.
A+ Rating on Angie’s List
Since 1993 we have gained a lot of experience addressing drainage problems. Drainage problems can be complicated. The solution is not always clear to the untrained eye. CMG has repaired or overhauled many french drains and drainage systems that were installed by, “weekend warriors, a brother-in-law, or a landscaping company that also installs drains.” They all can install Drainage Systems, Just not very well. CMG has over 20 years of experience Diagnosing Drainage Problems. This ensures that a Drainage System that we install won’t have Drain Pipes that are too small, or Surface Drains installed where French Drains Should be placed, or Exit Points that allow water to Stand and become stagnant. The above examples are just three of many “Pit – Falls” that our experienced Drainage System Experts can easily avoid.
CMG Sprinkler and Drain, — Over 20 years of keeping water away from foundations, Keeping water off of driveways, and Keeping Water from standing on sidewalks every time it rains. Our Drainage Systems utilize: French Drains — 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch
Surface Drains, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 12 inch
Channel Drains, 2 inch, and 4 inch
Sump Pumps 3/4 horse to two horse
Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Newcastle, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Blanchard, Choctaw, and all surrounding areas.
French Drains can be installed by themselves, or as part of a Drainage System that uses other French Drains, Surface Drains, or other Drain combinations. Typically a French Drain is used to protect a broad area that has a lot of standing water. A French Drain might run along side a homes foundation, or beside a driveway, or on any Drainage Project where Sub-Surface water is the primary problem. If water is running toward your home under ground ( through sandy soil), A French Drain is the only Solution for draining away water flowing under ground.
If you live in Oklahoma City and need a French Drain installed in your yard, or along your driveway, or near your foundation, give CMG a call. If you live in Edmond or Norman and need a Surface Drain installed in the concrete in your sidewalk or driveway, we can help. If you live in Mustang or Yukon and would like to protect your trees or flower beds from standing water with a French Drain, CMG specializes in just that!