If you don't have sprinklers in your yard, installing a sprinkler system is a great way to ensure that your yard is well-taken care of and gets all of the water that it needs. Here are four tips to keep in mind while digging a new sprinkler trenching system.
#1 Locate Your Water Source
The first thing that you need to do is determine where your water source is going from. You are going to need to route your water to your new sprinkler system. You need to make sure that you can extend your water system before you start digging for your sprinklers. Additionally, you may need to route your sprinklers in a specific manner in order to ensure that you are able to connect with your water system.
#2 Take Trees into Consideration
Second, you need to take into consideration the physical structure of your yard, such as where all of the trees are located. If you did a trench and cut a tree's root system, the tree may not even be able to survive. You don't want to cut into the roots. If you have large, established trees in your yard, you are going to need to work around the root base of your large trees when you design your sprinkler plans.
#3 Working Under Cement
Cement doesn't have to hold you back from digging a trench for your sprinkler system. Specific tools can be used in order to create an area for pipes under your concrete. Generally, tools that use the force of water along with metal piping are used to blast away the dirt and create a path under your concrete. This can be a completed process, as you have to know how deep to go under the concrete and you have to know how to use the specific tools to create the trench under the cement. This is often best handled by a professional.
#4 Find Out Where Utility Lines Are Located
Finally, you need to find out where the utility lines are located in your yard. You need to know where any gas, water, or electric lines are located in your yard. You don't want to cut into these lines or interfere with them in any ways. This could create a big hassle for you. Make sure that you get the location mapped out for utility lines before you start digging trenches for your new sprinkler system.
If you need assistance with trenching for your sprinkler system, and working around your utility lines, tree roots and cements, contact a company that specializes in sprinkler trenching services to assist you with this project.