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    Hydro-Tech Irrigation Co
    Excellent job by all. Ron Apostolakis met with us and walked our property to assess our needs and possible future needs for our landscaping. The install was done so professionally with difficult terrain. The crews were excellent and professional. Hydrawise is a game changer. The app allows us to check and change and stop or start the system anytime. Amazing! Highly recommend Hydro-Tech Irrigation.
    - Debra M.
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    Commonwealth Irrigation & Landscape
    On the initial visit, the company representative was punctual and professional looking.  After I advised him what I wanted done, he explained in detail what expansions to my current sprinkler system would be needed and gave me an estimate on the spot.  He also advised that my current system did not meet county code, which was a surprise to me, as the company that had serviced our system had not, in the past three years we have owned the home, brought this to our attention. The technicians that installed the new expansion came on the day scheduled, though a little later than I expected, but finished the job quickly and neatly.  They explained what they had done and that instead of adding a new sprinkler head to an existing zone as initially proposed, put a different type of head to two existing sprinkler heads, which would give the same coverage, but would not damage new flowers I am planting in my newly developing flower garden.  I thought this to be very thoughtful of the technician, as this was something I had not considered when I started the garden after I initially met with the company representative.  I was very satisfied with their explanations of what they did.  After installation, I was giving a thorough briefing on the new zone and new heads they put on existing zones to give better coverage, and both expanded zones were run to  demonstrate they provided the coverage I needed . All in all, I was completely satisfied with the work done and if I need additional work in the future, I will go back to them.  I also will enter into a service contract with them to conduct the seasonal purging and opening of the sprinkler system, and to conduct the annual inspection required by the county, of which I was not previously aware, as their quoted price on the seasonal service is 30% less than the company I previous used .
    - Larry B.
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    KEESEN LAWN SPRINKLER SERVICE, INC.
    Unfortunately, of the 3 times they've been out, we had to call them back 2 of the times for work done wrong, and the one time we didn't have to call them back, the next time they came out, the guy said it had been done wrong anyway and needed to be changed. After the last time, I just taught myself a bit about sprinklers and fixed what they had done poorly myself. While their s he duping office and appt keeper seems to be top notch, as far as the techs go, if they can do a half way job & get out of there fast, they will. BTW - each tech that has. Ome out has told me something like "I've been doing this job 20 years, and that last guy you had out here clearly didn't know what he was doing.". But EACH of them say that. And then it's still wrong. Finally my wife asked me to find another company for the next go round, because it's not worth the headache.
    - Lynne S.
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    Commonwealth Irrigation & Landscape
    They did a great job on rebuilding our sidewalk, but the yard work (planting seed and fertilzing the yard) was horrible.  They used a contract company and they did not provide initial instructions and when I called the company, I got conflicting information.  I spent $4000 dollars and lost the yard within 3 months.  I called them out to complain and they wanted me to spend another $2000 to fix the problem.  I will never use this company for yard maintenance.
    - PW S.
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    Nueva Vista Landscaping & Irrigation Systems LLC
    I thought I was getting a great deal for the mulch and edging. The workers worked hard and it looked great when they were done. But over time I started realizing that the mulch was just shredded leaves! They were disintegrating and by seasons end it was almost as if I didn't mulch my beds. When my husband came home from work to see the work he was livid. I thought at the time it was great so never complained and did not call them back. By winter the beds were pretty much clear of any mulch (leaves) they added.
    - kim a.
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    Commonwealth Irrigation & Landscape
    Based on contractor's performance installing a new zone for my irrigation system, I requested they install a French drain in the front/side of my house to try to mitigate the water pooling up on my lawn, which was caused by sub-surface water flowing down from a hill on the adjoining property. Before contracting to have the French drain installed, I conducted a fair amount of research to familiarize myself with what constituted a typical French drain installation.  From my research, it appears that a typical French drain will consist of a trench that is at least 12" deep and 6" wide, with a pitch or slope of about 1 inch per 10 feet of linear run.  The trench should be lined with permeable landscape fabric, about 2" of aggregate gravel laid in the bottom of the trench, a 4" perforated French drain pipe with sock then laid on the aggregate gravel, a 2" layer of aggregate gravel then laid over the top and sides of the French drain pipe, the permeable landscape fabric then wrapped over the aggregate gravel, and finally, soil and turf replaced.  As I casually observed the installation of the French drain, it appeared that all the above steps were taken.  In addition, the contractor's crew determined that I had a blockage in an existing drain used to route water from my gutters down to the ornamental ditch that the French drain would flow to.  Since this existing drain would be running parallel to the new French drain, the crew dug up and replaced this drain also, as they felt it might be contributing to the wet condition I was experiencing in my yard. All in all, it appeared to be a very good installation as I could see the results (a drier yard) almost immediately (within several weeks). A month or so after the installation of the French drain, I experienced a power outage in my house.  When the Spotsylvania Power Company came out to determine the cause, they found that the insulation on a power line coming into my house had apparently been cut during the French drain installation.  In addition to the power line being nicked, the power company employee advised my wife that the French drain pipe had been routed over the power line, and that would cause water to pool under the ground where the line was.  I advised Commonwealth's owner of this and he did not seem to be concerned about the situation.  A month or so later, my power went out again, and again the Spotsylvania Power Company came out and found another issue with the power line where the French drain crossed it.  I observed as they dug up the line and as they dug, a significant amount of water pooled up in that area, so much that they had to take 5-gallon buckets to dip enough of it out so they could get to the power line. After going the winter and seeing a significant improvement in the amount of water pooling in my front/side yard, I asked Commonwealth to extend the French drain 36 feet across my back yard.  The 2-man crew arrived as scheduled at about 7:45 a.m. and began work.  I went out to advise them of an electrical line in the vicinity of where they would be digging the trench and observed that the trench was being dug what seemed to be very shallow.  I asked them about this and they advised they were digging it 8 inches deep.  Since they had apparently done such a good job on the front yard, I thought they knew what they were doing and had a reason for digging it so shallow, so I did not question this any further.  At 9:15 a.m., it appeared they had finished, and a few minutes later, they left.  I had asked them to dump the leftover dirt in an un-landscaped part of my yard, but a few days later while cutting the lawn, I noticed what appeared to be only bout three wheel barrows of dirt having being dumped.  Feeling that the excess dirt from 36 feet of trench should have been significantly more, I took a closer look at the drain and found that it was only 30 feet in length instead of 36 feet, or 20% less than what I had contracted for.  I then dug up the upper portion of the drain and found it to be only 5 inches deep, with no landscaping fabric nor any aggregate rock - just a 5 inch deep trench with the perforated French drain with sock laying in it.  I then went about half-way down the drain and dug up another section, where I found the same condition as I had found in the first section I dug up.  I then went to the beginning of the extension and dug it up, finding it to be about 8 inches deep there with a little aggregate rock at the bottom, but no landscape fabric. I contacted the owner about this and he came out and concurred with what I had found and advised that this was not an acceptable installation.  He then sent another crew out to rectify the situation. I was not at home when the second crew finished their work, but it was apparent that they had not installed the additional 6 feet (20%) of drain called for in the contract.  I again contacted the owner and he sent the crew back to install the additional 6 feet.  While observing them install this additional 6 feet of drain, I noticed they did not line the trench with landscape fabric.  I asked them about it and they then lined this 6 feet with the fabric and finished the project.  After they left, I went back and dug up some of the previous section to see if the trench had been lined with landscape fabric when they re-did the original extension.  They had not, instead they had installed a layer of landscape fabric only on top of the aggregate rock instead of completely around it. I contacted the owner again on this and he advised (paraphrasing somewhat here) that the landscape cloth as well as the sock covering the pipe are designed to keep dirt material from being able to enter the drainage system.  Clearly having dirt enter the  pipe would cause clogging and slow water entry.  The fabric location will not hinder the performance of the pipe and it's ability to allow water entry into the perforated pipe.  Doing some more research on the landscaping fabric, I found, from several authoritative sources, that it is installed to keep dirt out of the gravel, which preserves the porosity of the gravel, promotes percolation of water through the gravel, and prevents erosion of the ground surrounding the drain.  I again contacted the owner that my concern was not the location of the landscape fabric, but the lack of it being placed in the trench to line it before the gravel and drain were installed.  I further advised him that if he felt that not installing the landscaping fabric before placing the gravel in the trench was acceptable, I would go with that and consider it a completed project.  As of yet, since May 21st, I have not heard back from the owner, so I assume he feels leaving the landscape fabric out of 30 feet of the drain is an acceptable installation. Back to the front yard.  After my issues with the installation of the drain in my back yard, I dug up the drain in the area where I had the power line issue.  As I dug, it began to fill with water at a level over the drain pipe.  I dug up a section about two feet wide by five feet long, all of it filling up with water at a level over the drain pipe.  I confirmed that the trench had been completely lined with landscape cloth, which was not done for the 30 foot section in the back yard.  I confirmed that the drain was routed over the power line and that there was about a 2 inch rise in the level of the pipe as it crossed over the power line, negating about 20 feet of the typical 1 inch downward slope per 10 feet of linear run.  Apparently, the Spotsylvania electric employee was correct when he advised that the routing of the drain over the power line would cause water to pool in that location.   In short, after an initial installation that appeared to be of high quality, and a subsequent installation which took two addition visits to correct serious shortcomings, I am still left with a French drain that may or may not be effective due to the lack of 30 feet of landscaping fabric in the back yard, and a rise in the level of the drain in the front yard which appears to be causing significant amounts of water to pool along the French drain trench.  At this point in time, it seems to be reasonably effective in keeping my yard dryer than it was, but for how long I do not know.  
    - Larry B.
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    6722 Atmore Dr
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