Frequently asked how you price a new lawn sprinkler system installation is another frequently asked question. The basic formula is as follows:
Price = Part Cost + Labor Cost + Profit
There are various factors that Houston Landscape Pros consider for every installation.
1. Size of the Area Needing Water
More Landscaping will require more stations. The more sprinkler stations needed, the more valves required, the larger the controller need for the installation. Of course, square footage will determine the amount of pipe necessary and the amount of digging involved.
2. Water Pressure
Low water pressure results in the need for more sprinkler stations.
3. Tree Root System
Older homes with large trees, the root system is extensive. The more roots there are, the harder it is to dig the trench. Of course, that will increase the labor hours required to complete the installation.
4. Location/Accessibility of the Water Meter
Is not a significant factor for most homes. However, occasionally you run into a situation where lots and lots of concrete floors surround the water meter. There are only two options to reach the water meter. The first option is to dig. The second option is to demolish the concrete area. Again, this is very rare in residential sprinkler installation.
5. Type of pipe on the Main
In conclusion, Some older homes have copper piping. When that is the case, you need to convert to PVC piping, and that will add some cost. Not a significant factor on the overall installation cost, but it will add cost when compared to a standard installation.