Before digging the trenches for the Kuppersmith Project house irrigation system, the utility companies were notified so they could mark any buried water, gas, cable, or power lines. Before digging in your yard, call 811 to have your buried utility lines marked.

A motorized trencher was used to make fast work of digging the trenches for the irrigation system. Next, PVC pipe supply lines were run, with flexible tubing used to attached each sprinkler head. This allows for more precise placement of the sprinklers, and prevents damage to the main lines if a sprinkler is hit by lawn equipment.

The water supply lines run to a central manifold which contains valves to control the water flow to each part of the yard. A low-voltage signal from a controller mounted on the side of the house is used to open and close the valves on the manifold.

Watch the video above to find out more.

Further Information

Editorial Contributors
avatar for Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

Learn More