Watch: Irrigation System Must Haves
One of our trained irrigation professionals will meet with you on-site to determine your needs and to gather information about the property to complete an irrigation design. From there, they will create an estimate before preparing for installation.
To prepare for the installation of your irrigation system, we will install an irrigation mainline (if needed) and backflow prevention device (as per city bylaws). Last, your preferred utility company will come to locate any underground power lines. Once the installation is completed, the crew will provide a quick overview for you, ensuring your system runs smoothly.Request a quote
A post-installation inspection of your system will be completed after one month. Since every irrigation system requires regular maintenance, Naiad will be there for your winterizations, spring activations, and yearly backflow prevention device testing.Request a quote
It all depends on where you live and the size of your property. In and around Calgary in 2022, $6,500-$8,500 for a complete residential underground sprinkler system, including mainline, pulling a permit, Wi-Fi timer and sprinklers.
The smallest residential irrigation system we installed in 2022 cost $4,500, and the most expensive was $15,000.
We use a vibratory plough to pull most poly pipes into the ground. This will still cause some scarring of the turf, but way less than hand-digging trenches. Some hand digging will have to happen, but only where there are underground utilities, sprinklers, valve boxes, mainlines, pipe connections, tight areas, etc.
With residential irrigation installs, irrigation pipes are installed 4-8 inches (10 cm to 20 cm) deep. The pipes need to be deep enough so that they do not get damaged by things like aerators.
Underground sprinklers typically do not add monetary value to your property, but they increase the odds of selling it quickly. Underground sprinklers are becoming more popular and are a definite selling feature. We can save money on water bills by installing smart Wi-Fi timers, flow sensors, and rain sensors. An automated system will require very little time and attention. A quality installation will last for a long time with little maintenance, except for the fall blowout and cross-connection test.
Yes, you can contact your municipality about the need for a permit. In Calgary, you must pull a permit for the cross-connection installation. Typically, a Double Check Valve Assembly is installed and has to be tested yearly by a certified cross-connection tester. Someone must do that part of the irrigation system.