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Old 03-14-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Anyone wants to recommend a new homeowner to a reputable company with reasonable prices. I am looking to install sprinkers and two french drains(backyard).

Any suggestions, guesstimates??
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Depends on the size of the yard and the system you want to put in. Rainbird is the best one, IMHO.
Putting in one right now on 1/2 acre. Looks like it will be about 3000 with a new control box, rain sensor and using some reworked portions of an old system. French drains across the front of the house and down one side cost me 1200. But I also ran the drainage pipes down to the curb.
Getting landscape lighting put in to WOOHOO.
Then I'll have to see if there is enough left over for the mosquito system. I've gotten really spoiled having one.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Anyone wants to recommend a new homeowner to a reputable company with reasonable prices. I am looking to install sprinkers and two french drains(backyard).

Any suggestions, guesstimates??
Get it done in the winter, it will be a lot cheaper.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Get it done in the winter, it will be a lot cheaper.
Im from brooklyn ny, when is winter ....yeah I am actually umpiring as many games as I can this summer to save up for this little project, so wait till January or February next year??
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Same price no matter the season.
Pools however will be cheaper by next fall with the economy the way it is. I can't imagine people will be able to get away with rolling it into the mortgage much longer.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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It may sound naive,since I d n know the actual events,but since there is a flood problem,why d n u build your homes on a concrete base,say 1ft high ? Poured concrete is n so expensive..
U just place the house floor 1ft above ground...
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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actually i didnt build the home, its an established neighborhood that was built back in the late 50's.........There isnt a flood problem, actual its not even in the flood zone, but houston is so flat, it can be something that can be done by regrading my yard, or I can invest a bit of money and put these things in.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Same price no matter the season.
Pools however will be cheaper by next fall with the economy the way it is. I can't imagine people will be able to get away with rolling it into the mortgage much longer.
I'm sorry EA I respectfully disagree, You should call around and check, Most contractors will tell you the same thing

btw; I paid 1,500 for mines (60 x 120 lot) in jan.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I'm sorry EA I respectfully disagree, You should call around and check, Most contractors will tell you the same thing

btw; I paid 1,500 for mines (60 x 120 lot) in jan.

You maybe right in your area, I remember that The Woodlands had the "cheap season" to get things done. Remember, in Houston we have tons of 50+ year old trees with crazy root systems and mystery pipes throughout the property. It's not a basic sprinkler lay. It takes almost twice as long to install as a new construction lot. I bid the work in January, completing this week. Being that it's an over 20,000 sq ft. lot plus a city easement that I must water to keep it looking green, I got a good deal.
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