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Q. How is an irrigation sprinkler system installed?

A. The process starts with a site visit and survey of your lawn. We will come at your convenience, your presence is not required to measure the lawn and take the water pressure. We will then calculate an estimate based on that information. If you agree to the estimate, we coordinate with DigSafe for the lawn to be marked for pipes, wires and cables. This takes approximately three days. We then use our ditch witch to lay the pipe and then proceed to installing heads. The time this takes depends on the size of the lawn, but in general most residential systems are installed in one day. The plumbing is coordinated with the installation. We then hook up to the house and turn the system on. Lastly, heads are adjusted to cover the lawn to our specifications. We will walk you through setting and reading the timer and rain sensor as well as anything else you'd like to know.

Q. Do I need to get a plumber or call the town for permits?
A. No and No. We take care of the plumbing and the permits. We work with a master certified plumber who is very experienced in hooking up irrigation systems.

Q. Is irrigation costly?
A high quality irrigation system from Grassroots Irrigation is only a fraction of the cost of landscaping and serves as a cost effective way of protecting your landscaping investment.

Q. What happens when it rains?
All our residential systems include a rain sensor that automatically turns off the system in the event of rain.

Q. What do I need to do when the season is over?
A. We will schedule to come and close your system, as well as open your system in the spring.

Q. What will my lawn look like when you're done?
A. We use a machine called a ditch witch to pull the pipe through your lawn. This machine inserts a blade holding one end of the pipe into the lawn and vibrates as the machine drags it forward. The machine leaves a seam in the lawn where the blade has been. We go over the seam with a tamper to level the earth that has been disturbed by rocks and roots. We leave little imprint on your lawn.

Q. What if I want to add to the system after you are done?
A. We can easily add heads and zones to your system.

Q. How does the lawn mower operate over the lawn?
A. The heads we install will be flush with the ground and will not disturb lawn mowing.

Q. Does Grassroots Irrigation do landscaping as well?
No, Grassroots Irrigation's focus is on irrigation and irrigation only. Our sister company, Joyce Landscaping, Inc. is available if you have any landscaping needs.

Q. Is your company insured?
A. YES! When hiring any contractor you should be certain they are fully insured.

1. Workers Compensation Insurance - This insurance is the most important and often overlooked by homeowners. This protects you from potential liability if one of the contractor's workers is hurt on your property while on the job.

2. Liability Insurance - This insurance protects you in case of unforeseen damage caused by the contractor's work.

3. Automobile Insurance - This provides another element of liability protection in case one of the contractor's vehicles is involved in an accident on your property.

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