One of the things that isn't talked about enough in sprinkler repair is drainage. An irrigation system isn't just about getting water where it needs to go, it's also about removing it from where it doesn't belong.
Our Glen Burnie sprinkler repair team knows that the suburbs of Baltimore are a prime place for standing water, especially in the early spring.
Standing water in a yard can cause all of the following:
When we design a system, drainage lines are very important. In areas that tend to pool water we might install a French drain system that will allow the water to drain away from the pooling area. These drains are rather simple and consist of a flat surface (either a slate or half a 3” PVC pipe) covered in pea gravel. This allows rainwater to be diverted to other areas of the lawn without taking essential topsoil with it.
For more serious drainage issues we can install complete underground drain systems that collect excess water and divert it to a curbside municipal drain. These systems can be put in with a direct line from gutter downspouts to prevent excessive rain water from collecting near the foundation of the home before it can drain away.
Our Glen Burnie irrigation team can also put in a dry well or a sump system if the grade of your lawn is such that it sits lower than the surrounding drainage system inlets. While these are extreme conditions, they may be necessary to retain the unique look and feel of your landscape. These drain systems are easily integrated into the existing yard and don't stand out in any way.