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Piping under asphalt

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by enorl76, May 13, 2014.

  1. Lite Headed

    Lite Headed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,310

    We used to use a sledgehammer to beat a steel pipe under the driveway/sidewalks, pull the steel pipe back out whilst following it back out with the PVC pipe. 2" pipe and smaller of course, unless there's not a lot of dense clay and rock.
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    A patch will always look like a patch. Always
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  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    I think I am in agreement here
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,573

    The only no-fault asphalt cuts were those at the end of a driveway adjacent to a concrete sidewalk (on account of early no-boring-missiles-invented-yet cable TV line burials)
  6. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Orlando, FL
    Messages: 213

    So does anybody have real-world experience with the boring missiles, like the vermeer that sunbelt rents here:

    Without completely reworking the plans which have already been half implemented, ie the irrigation lines have been trenched and have pipe in them on the right side of the diagram.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,573

    Why on earth would anyone install lines without the under-driveway access being established beforehand?
  8. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Orlando, FL
    Messages: 213

    Mainly because its an in-family project. We wanted some irrigation to get some St Augustine plugs at least started in some areas.

    Big job, 2.5 acre, >50,000 sq ft of lawn thats mostly weeds/bahia/bemuda

    We're going to put down a lot of St Augustine plugs and let it run wild.
  9. KLawn75

    KLawn75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I'd cut the asphalt and use paver stones or stamped concrete to fill the cut as an accent.
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,573

    If it's an in-family project, rent the boring missile and learn first-hand about it.

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