Improper sprinkler placement may cost you a lot of money in the long run. When sprinkler systems are not calibrated correctly and placed too close to a fence or foundation, they can compromise the integrity of whatever structure they are nearest to. Do not underestimate the immense power of water to completely erode even a seemingly tough material. Poorly installed sprinklers or irrigation systems can lead to a wanton waste of water, poorly irrigated or overwatered landscape plants or areas of your lawn, burst pipes, indentations in your yard, damage to your home or fences, poor drainage, and high water bill. Placing sprinklers too close to your home, over time, can cause severe damage that, at first, will be unnoticeable and soon become a severe problem.
Aside from poor placement, a leak in the pipes or valve can also be the culprit for damage to your house or property. If you’re concerned, it’s essential to check for signs of dampness around the foundation of your house. If you find areas that stay wet, pool water, or general moisture around the base of your home, you should check for a leak or contact an accredited irrigation professional. Even if your sprinkler heads are not too close to your house, incorrectly installed underground irrigation piping can also cause leakages and other problems that could compromise the integrity of your foundation.