There are several things to consider when shopping for a new irrigation system. Our licensed irrigators will take the time to help you understand your options while providing you with a no-pressure, no-obligation bid. As you begin to consider your needs in a new sprinkler system, bear in mind these important factors.
Design — The irrigation system design is the most important thing to consider since it’s the only thing that can’t be changed. You can always replace a sprinkler head, valve, or controller, but the cost to move all your heads would be equivalent to installing a whole new system. When choosing a sprinkler company with a proven track record of customer satisfaction. A good design will save on cost of ownership, last longer, have lower water bills, and require less attention.
Parts — There are a lot of manufacturers in the irrigation market. But bear in mind, a brand name alone doesn’t ensure you are getting a high quality part. Even the big brands like Hunter, Rainbird, Irritrol, Weathermatic, and Toro sell sprinkler parts that vary in quality.
Installation — Since 90% of the sprinkler system is underground it’s hard to tell the difference between a good installation and a bad one. Most people think because they see the sprinklers work and there are no leaks, the installation was done right. But even without leaks or obvious issues, a poorly installed system will require frequent repair and expense. There are important steps that should be taken to ensure a successful installation. We recommend leaving 6″ between fittings, using the horseshoe technique for valve installation, and using proper burial wires for peak reliability and minimal cost of ownership.
Service/Warranty — Sadly, many irrigation companies come and go, so it’s important to choose one that will be around to honor your warranty. Austex Sprinklers is a family-run business committed to providing high quality service to the Austin area for years to come. We stand behind all of our work and will never hesitate to correct an issue.