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Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM
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Backyard Flooded/Who Should I Call/pics of damage

about 1/8 of my backyard is soggy. I am not experienced in irrigation, but we thought it might be from the irrigation system. The low head in the zone is where it is coming from. However, the head and surrounding PVC seem to be fine except for some seepage when the system changes zones.

What we did find is this plastic piece in the the bricks on the bottom corner. When I have my meter valve for the irrigation system on it streams out. My neighbors, golf course super, and I could not figure out what this piece is or its function.

I am trying to figure out who to call as I am not sure what trade this job would fall under?

I know there are some irrigation professionals on here and I am asking for your professional opinions.





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Old 07-31-2011, 06:38 PM
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:41 PM
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What is the black piece in the brick?
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:45 PM
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:50 PM
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:18 PM
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That looks like a drain pipe coming from under the crawlspace.

I would recommend going up under the house and make sure you dont have a leak or a drainage issue under your house.
That pipe should have been hooked up to another pipe to lead that water away from the foundation as well.


That sprinkler is too close to the foundation also, sprays are OUT these days for foundation watering, dripline tubing is the new norm. The sprays put out way too much water near foundations causing mold, wood rot, and standing water..
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:30 PM
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I have a finished basement and no crawlspace. I cannot find a leak anywhere on the inside of the house. I never even turn this zone on. I have hearty azelas and its only a few feet until my neighbors yard plus it gets shade.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:41 PM
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If you think the nearby sprinkler zone is shooting water out of the foundation, then you close off every sprinkler head in the zone and feed it water, and see what happens.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:43 PM
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I think it's important to find out where the leak is coming from. Wether it's from the irrigation system, water service line the supplies your house, or the pipes inside your house. Using the water meter and the shut off valves to isolate it out
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:58 PM
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Update..
I called the plumbing company that did my house. They are not sure what the black piece is and say it is not something they would use after seeing it.

I called the irrigation man and he is coming out. He has seen the pic via email, but is unsure of what it is as well.

I will update when he gets here.
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