Looking to increase your property’s value or a space where you can relax with your loved ones? Building a patio in your outdoor space is a fantastic investment for a home. However, before building your deck, you must consider rerouting irrigation lines.
Many homeowners fail to consider their sprinkler systems before installing a patio. This mistake is inconvenient at best and expensive at worst.
If you’re planning to build a patio, Haynes Sprinkler & Drainage has you covered. Read on to learn why you should consider rerouting your irrigation systems beforehand.
Why Do You Need to Reroute Irrigation Lines?
Leaks Can Damage Your Patio’s Foundation
Water can seriously compromise your patio’s concrete foundation. Concrete is porous, and excess moisture can seep into the concrete, causing pitting.
Over time, foundations with pitting weaken. The structure can suddenly collapse and cause property damage. Even worse, a collapse can significantly injure anyone on the patio.
Unleveled Soil is Dangerous
A backyard with sprinkler lines has an uneven surface. Building a patio on uneven ground is highly dangerous due to unbalanced weight distribution.
If you don’t reroute your drip lines, you will damage your irrigation system and endanger your patio project. In short, you’ll waste a lot of time and money.
Damage Your Irrigation System
If you do not reroute your irrigation system before laying down concrete, you can accidentally block your drip lines. Any blockage to your drip lines can cause the system to malfunction.
Preparing the Ground for the Patio Installation
Our trained technicians can help you prepare your outdoor space for safe patio installation. Here is our rerouting process:
Map out Your Sprinkler System
The first step is determining the location of your sprinkler system and all affected areas. We will do our best to avoid your sprinkler system to reduce the work needed to reroute your system.
Removing Your Existing System
After mapping out your sprinkler system, our technicians will start rerouting your irrigation lines. We will find new pathways for your irrigation system to ensure optimum performance while avoiding critical construction areas for your patio. In some cases, however, removing sprinkler heads or lines is unavoidable.
Prepare the Soil
The next step is leveling the soil to prepare for the patio’s concrete foundation. We will remove any remaining parts of your sprinkler system and debris. We will then level the earth to create a smooth and solid foundation.
Our team will use a trenching machine to create trenches for your irrigation lines. For commercial properties, we will dig a trench 12 inches deep. For residential properties, a 10-inch deep trench will suffice.
Reinstalling Your System
After digging the trenches, our team will reinstall your sprinkler system. We will verify that your drip system functions well without interfering with your patio’s placement or construction.
Fill the Trenches
Finally, we will refill the trenches with soil and level the ground. We generally recommend leaving the area for one to two days. Doing so allows the soil to settle before proceeding with patio construction.
Testing the System
Our team will test your newly rerouted irrigation system to confirm everything works correctly. If we find any issues, we will work on your sprinkler system until there are no more problems with your drip lines.
What to Do with Leftover Sprinkler System Materials
After rerouting irrigation lines, you might have leftover system parts such as sprinkler heads or lines. It is up to you whether you want our team to reinstall these materials elsewhere on your property or if you want them scrapped.
We include the cost of disposal in our services. You don’t need to worry about extra charges when choosing Haynes Sprinkler & Drainage.
Should I Remove My Sprinkler Lines Completely?
It is possible that, during rerouting irrigation lines, you discover that your existing sprinkler lines are leaky or worn out. Luckily, Haynes offers complete sprinkler repair and replacement services.
We will determine all the services your sprinkler system needs. Whether you need faulty parts replaced or a complete system overhaul, we provide these services at affordable price points.
Enjoy Reliable Sprinkler Rerouting Services with Haynes Sprinkler & Drainage
You can certainly take on the task of rerouting irrigation lines as a DIY project. However, leaving the job to professionals is best—and safest.
Remember, even small mistakes can be costly! You can severely damage your irrigation lines and jeopardize your planned patio construction.
Haynes Sprinkler & Drainage can help. Our licensed technicians have years of experience rerouting irrigation lines and ensuring the sprinkler system works properly afterward.
Don’t gamble with your home or your safety. Work with Haynes Sprinkler & Drainage today, and let us do sprinkler rerouting for you. Call us today at (972) 838-4444 for a free quote.