Irrigation System and Planning Home Improvements

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 25, 2015 10:30:05 AM

You might be picturing or planning it now; a pool in your Orlando backyard, an addition to your home, a new driveway or patio, or adding a fence to enclose your back lawn. When you're considering major home improvements to any area outside of your home, the last thing most think about is the irrigation system, which can lead to expensive sprinkler repairs if planning isn't taken into consideration prior to construction.

First, you have to think about what you're adding on. If you're adding a pool, a room, or even a fence, you need to consider your irrigation system. If you're digging for any reason, you could interfere with pipes, wires, or valves beneath the surface, causing many headaches and greater expenses. Cutting and capping off irrigation systems are not services most contractors consider, and most are contractors hide that aspect of the project in their contract release. Clients often lose larger than necessary amounts of landscaping and sod than needed due to the system being down for the entire lawn during the entire duration of the remodel. We can re-route all pipes, wires, and valves prior to construction to guarantee you uptime for areas on your property that are not affected by the construction.

When you're considering a home improvement, be sure to contact a licensed irrigation contractor. They can go through your property with you and give an approximate idea of how much work is needed to re-route the system to guarantee the other areas of your lawn are not damaged by drought during the construction.

If you plan on doing any kind of excavation or home improvement, be certain that you call the Orlando irrigation team at Ground Source first. Let us examine the space you plan to have your addition. We'll give you an idea of what can be done to keep your project on time, on budget, and without hassle. As part of our landscape installation, sod installation, and paver installation services, we examine where that new installation will go, and make sure that it doesn't interfere with your sprinkler system.

For large projects like room additions or pool installation, we can move irrigation before the other contractors come in and start digging. Know what you're getting into before you get too deep. Contact the irrigation installation and repair team at Ground Source today.

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