About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!
The worst thing you can do when installing a sprinkler system is to jump into it blindly without having a plan in place. You may end up with a sprinkler system that does not meet the needs of your home, causes flooding or will end up being expensive to repair.
Know How Much Water You Need
You will need enough water per minute to water your lawn. Most lawns will require 15 to 20 gallons of water per minute. However, if you have a very large lawn, you may need a stronger system. Some yards even use sprinkler systems that are normally used for sports arenas. Begin by contacting the water company to understand the capacity of your system.
Locate Your Utilities
Before you begin digging, you'll need the utility company to mark where all of the utilities are located. Then, you will have to base how you install the sprinkler system on where the utilities are located.
Study Your Property
Measure your home to determine the dimensions of your yard so you may determine how much water you may need and whether you may need a more powerful sprinkler system. Measure the water pressure so you'll know how much coverage your sprinklers will provide you.
You'll have an easier time planning your system if you create a diagram and mark the types of sprinklers you'll use in different areas. For example, you'll need pop-up rotor heads near the edges of your lawn. The 360-degree heads are used to fill in the areas that aren't covered by the pop-up rotor heads.
Inspect your area to find any potential obstacles that might interfere with the installation or prevent the sprinklers from watering a particular area of your grass. You may need a different type of sprinkler in one area if an object would obstruct water from landing on the grass. Know where the water source will be so you'll know where you may hook the sprinkler system up.
Hire a Sprinkler Installation Service
If you are not sure about your ability to install a sprinkler system, make sure to contact a sprinkler installation service, like SPRINKLERLOGIC, that can carry out the task for you. This may help save you money because they can make sure that a sprinkler system is installed that your home actually needs. If you have an unexpected obstacle, there might be a solution you have never thought of.