An underground sprinkler system is the only way we know to keep a landscape green year-round, without spending hours in the sun dragging a hose around.
Interfaced with a timer, the system will automatically water on the day(s) and time(s) of your choosing.
The initial time, effort and money to install an underground sprinkler system will be quickly offset with:
With some sweat equity and our free technical help, your reward is a top-of-the-line irrigation system at a fraction the price you’d normally pay to have it installed by someone else.
We only charge a $100 design fee in order to take the time to design your custom underground and/or drip irrigation system – all we ask is that you buy the parts required to install the system at Sharecost! (You can also purchase the plan only for $500.)
In addition to supplying the custom design and all of the parts and fittings you'll need, we can also provide you with a variety of tools and supplies that can help with your installation, including hydraulic trenchers, mini-excavators, and jackhammers for removing stubborn hard-pan!
Bring a scale drawing of your site into the store, carefully noting:
* The engineering department (City of Nanaimo) has the original plans for you home if you do not know where the water line enters your house.
A note about water supply. We highly recommend that you pay a plumber to tap into your potable water line with a specially designed connection and build your system up to, and including a double-backflow preventer. This is the only truly difficult part of the install, and it is worth paying a professional to do this. While the plumber is there, get them to determine the water pressure and diameter of your water supply line. These two values are critical for us to properly design your irrigation system.
Contact your utility service providers for a diagram of where gas lines, electrical lines, etc., are buried on your site to avoid danger while digging.
Next we’ll take the scale plan of your yard and design an irrigation system to maximize water use efficiency while at the same time working to minimize the cost of the installation.
When we design your system, we take a range of variables into account, including water pressure, elevation changes, spray-head water volumes, and the need to winterize the system to prepare for winter freezes.
This helps to ensure your system will remain within the tolerances for minimum and maximum pressures, ensuring the spray heads work properly for years to come.
Finally, you take our plan and install your system.
We do all of this for a $100 design fee when you buy your entire system from Sharecost. Alternatively, you can purchase the plan ONLY for $500.00.
And – as added incentive – we will give you 10% off our already low prices on ALL irrigation parts - for life - when you buy the complete system from us.
Remember, if you encounter any problems, we are here to help. Contact us anytime you need assistance.
Phone us anytime at (250) 758-2401 or visit our store at 1716 Northfield Road in Nanaimo, BC with your landscaping plan (see Step 1) to get started.