In recent years, many homeowners have decided to invest into their home’s crawlspace. Research shows the condition of a home’s crawlspace has a significant impact on the interior areas of the home. Richmond Irrigation has been to many properties that have a spotless crawlspace (see picture). As this trend continues to gain in popularity, it is our goal to ensure the value your irrigation system brings to your lawn/landscape does no harm to the home itself.
Richmond Irrigation has begun the process of training our technicians to recommend relocating certain crawlspace components, when they come due for repair, as opposed to simply repairing ‘in place’. As we implement these new guidelines, we will focus on what we deem to be the most significant examples of unnecessary crawlspace components. Examples of these would be electric valves and PVB backflow prevention devices. Unless your home is truly an exception, repairing these items ‘in place’ (opposed to relocating them to a safer location) would be a disservice to your property. We are fully aware that other irrigation companies will likely disagree with our position (that’s what makes us the gold standard in RVA!)—if the pictures aren’t convincing enough, we encourage you to get the opinion of a fire/water restoration professional, or a crawlspace company.
If you are the type of person that likes to be proactive, we would be happy to provide you with a quote to relocate your system’s components to a safer (exterior) location. Just give us a call and we will have an expert out to perform an estimate. We typically find projects of this scope range from $500 and up, with an average being around $2,500 for the typical single family home found in RVA. Keep in mind, if your crawlspace floods (as shown in this picture) damages will easily exceed the costs of relocating!