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"I was very pleased with their service. It was quick and worked great! They even came back and put a 9x9 catch basin in to stop the pooling of water where the french" drain connected into the rest of the underground piping. When they were doing this they saw the grass from where they dug up the yard was nonexistent so, without asking, they put new sod in with no extra charge. I would highly recommend them. Great people to work with!

-Nichole M.

and his team were fantastic to work with and I highly recommend them. Several of my neighbors also use his team and are also very happy." Process started with them coming out to see lawn area (we were a new build with no sod yet) and design zones. Having never had an irrigation system, this is a critical step as later has a direct impact to how much water you use and thus could waste if done wrong. Also want to make sure even coverage so lawn is uniform. Next came onstallation which included special witch ditch machine to
underground tubes. That took two days given yard size and project scope. Had to install plumbing in the house, which was done to code. We elected to install controller outside, vs in garage given power location.
setup all zone schedules and spent a good bit of time walking me through settings.
called a few times to check in and give us advice as weather was going from hots of 90s to lows of 60s in first few weeks. Initial payment also included winter service. Very pleased and worth every penny. Other guys were slightly cheaper, but not the value. Great customer service.

-Brian L.

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Cost depends of course on your locale, and distance to nearest pit or quarry that carries your desired type material. Be careful also where fill is coming from - you don't want someone pawning off a load of construction/demolition or land clearing debris or petroleum/chemicals contaminated waste on you.


Generally, in broad terms and excluding inner cities where delivery round-trip time is long due to distance from pits and slow traffic or very remote areas far from material source, the delivery charge or trip charge will normally run from $50-150 per trip, plus cost of material being hauled. Note you may be quoted just a per-ton (or per cubic yard for topsoil commonly) price based on a full truckload which would include trip charge and material charge. Others will quote separately, and some will forget to quote trip charge and only give material price. For instance, if you call and say "what does topsoil run per yard" they may say $30 - neglecting to say you will be charged a trip charge for the truck trip regardless of whether you buy 1 yard or 25 yards, so if $150 trip charge would be net $180/cy for 1 yard, but  $40/cy net if a 15 yard full truckload, for instance - so get clear on TOTAL cost for specific amount of material. I am always amazed at hearing hauling contractors gripe about rejected loads because when they showed up the homeowner did not realize there was a trip charge - and of course many times the driver dumps it BEFORE getting payment - BAD idea, as it costs more to get a loader in there to pick it up than to just give it to them without charging for the haul.


General round numbers for types of materials (and some areas may fall outside even these broad ranges) - common (unclassified) fill around $3-12/ton, sand/gravel around $5-15/ton, sand/gravel or crushed rock screened to a specific specification (like for clean drain rock or pea gravel or driveway base or structural fill or such) $12-30/ton, cobbles and crusher oversize (generally 2" plus material to about 12-18 inches - size varies by source) $15-40/ton, quarry spalls (mostly 1/2-6") with some fines and occaisonal up to 12 inch shot rock roughly about $15-40/ton, small riprap (6 inch to maybe 2 foot) $35-100/ton, large rirrap (2 foot plus) $50-250/ton, topsoil $5-50/cubic yard, decorative garden/yard rock $40-500/ton depending on fanciness and how far away imported from. Wide price range because some areas have numerous close sources, other have to go to great effort to produce certain sizes - especially with crushed highly durable rock and riprap, where it may be very hard to find good quality bedrock sources like in the lower Mississippi valley and areas of the midwest with heavy glacial sourced cover over the bedrock. Ditto to topsoil, where very cheap in some midwest areas with active subdivision development producing waste topsoil, to very expensive in some far northern and desert-like and near-beach areas where topsoil is virtually non-existent.


If you are going to be walking on this material, for kid play areas you want rounded river gravel or sand because it moves around and cushions falls better, but for walking areas/paths you generally want crushed materials so it does not move and scrunch around under your feet, though with decorative stone each particular type will only come one way - like rounded river rock, or angular reef limestone or lava rock.


Topsoil, in areas which a choice of sources, you need to specify if you want loam/loess (silty, sandy with little organics), clayey, peat/organic rich, or blended (organic plus sand) to reduce packing and caking and improve drainage.


Typical load size - small individual hauling companies haul 1/2-2 tons/load in small pickup or trailer loads, common dump truck sizes are around 8-10 ton capacity for single axle, 12-15 tons double rear axle, and 18-25 tons for belly or tilt dump trailers - and some contractors have "pup" trailers than haul about another 8-10 tons on same trip if needed. However, in urban areas weight restriction may prevent full loading - ditto during spring breakup in areas with road weight restriction to protect roads that are thawing out.


Rough BALLPARK estimating numbers - about 1.3-1.5 tons per dumped (uncompacted) cubic yard except for topsoil, which can run 0.8-1.3 tons per cubic yard depending on moisture and organics content.


Excavation contractor is AL search category I think and I believe I saw a Topsoil category once - but if you google you can find Topsoil and Gravel/Rock haulers, then check them against AL for reviews. For small quantities (a truckload or two) of topsoil, or specialty landscaping rocks, then a landscaping/plant center is sometimes your best source, though pricier for common materials than from a local topsoil or gravel pit or rock quarry, becdause they have apid to have it hauled to them, then have to pay to have it scooped up and hauled to you,plus their own profit and overhead costs so plant centers commonly about double direct from pit costper ton or yard.


If you need advice on type of material you need for your job, use the Answer This Question button right below your question to reply back with a description of your project.

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Irrigation System reviews in Helena


Very professional, fast and thorough team. From the initial contact with owner to schedule a service date/time, to the pre-arrival confirmation call, punctual arrival and service of each unit/zone of the system.
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crew ended up having to change 3-4 sprinkler heads and adjust a few others to make the system work optimally.
This is the first time I've used
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and I highly recommend the company to anyone else in the CSRA needing service on a sprinkler system. They have the expertise and supplies to get the job done quickly and professionally.
- Todd T.

It went great.
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was very quick to respond to our request for an estimate and to visit about what we wanted. Since we liked his ideas for improvements and making our waterfall maintenance much simpler, we scheduled the work for about a week and a half after our initial meeting.
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and crew showed up as they promised and got the work done in one day. He stayed in touch with us throughout the day with questions that came up. We would highly recommend
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for any work!
- Marcia L.

I asked about a new controller and he said what I had was fine (he could have tried to sell me another one but didn't). He bought parts for my broken system and found it was cheaper to get an entire setup and then just take out the part he needed--so now I have more extra parts in case something breaks in the future. Definitely a professional with a lot of pride in his work. I will use him again! and again!
- Neal D.

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arrived on time (actually, he called ahead and advised he would be a little early as he was trying to get ahead ot the expected rain showers). He asked me about my concerns for the system, which included double coverage on some flower beds, overspray onto a patio and flagstone walkway, the best way to water flower pots in a rock garden, and standing water around some of the system valves. He then activated each of the nine zones, checked each sprinkler head for proper operation and coverage, and made some adjustments to improve the system operation. He advised on the times each zone should run, and he demonstrated how to use the system to manually water an individual zone. Finally, he showed me how to winterize the system and when that should be done, as well as how and when to start the system up again. He recommended that a similar inspection and adjustment be carried out annually.
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is going to prepare an estimate to convert some of the sprinkler heads in the flower beds to drip irrigation. Assuming the estimate is reasonable, I would have no problem with
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performing this work.

- James H.

I was given a 2:00 - 3:00pm time window for arrival. The service guy showed up right at 3:00 exactly. I told him zone 4 was not working and I had no idea where the valve was located (16 years of dirt and grass growth had them covered). He searched the yard using a detector and located a valve. It turned out to be the wrong zone. He continued the
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and quickly figured out all the valves for the front yard were basically in the same location. He tested to make sure it was the valve and not the wiring to the valve. He did the repair, put the grass back in place and was done. It took him right at an hour as they had predicted on the phone and the bill was exactly what they had told me. What I really liked about the service guy is that I am the curious type and he explained the what he was doing and why. These guys are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and I would definitely use them again.

- Ricky M.

Timely response to service request, excellent work and communication.
Highly recommend.
- Michael F.

Arrived mid morning on schedule. We talked about the issue and
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went right to work. He found the problem fairly quick. Dug up the leaking pipe, replaced it and replaced the dirt/grass where it was barely noticeable. He also checked out the system/zoning to check how well it was working. Noted one area that wasn't getting moisture and recommended adding a new head and replacing some of the heads that don't always retract. He also straightened out one head near the
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that had been knocked at an angle.
- Melissa H.

MVP was suppose to come out and replace a sprinkler head but they didn't show. I priced the cost of the type head/rotor (Hunter Pgp)and found that I could purchase one for $13.64. They wanted $90 plus $80 service fee ($170). I had one replaced earlier before I had signed up for their open and close service and it was $120 plus the $80 service ($200). They called after the labor day holiday and said they could perform the service next Monday (14th September)- more than a week after their missed appointment.
I guess my complaint is two fold:
1. We had an appointment that they didn't keep nor did they call.
2. Their pricing for basic service is way out of line.
The only problem I have with the initial install of the irrigation system is that too many of the heads do not collapse when the water shuts off. don't know if there is a fix for this or not.
Since I have a service contract with them, I will continue to use MVP to open and close the system.
Guess I should have researched this company more carefully. I went with them because of a recommendation from a friend and the fact they were on Angies list.
I have sent MVP an email with my complaint and informed them that I was submitting a complaint re their service/charges.
- James A.

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