I have a 50 year old house (and lawn) that required the replacement or re-routing of one of my sprinkler valves and lines. I did not put in the sprinklers, so had no idea where each of the 12 lines actually ran under the lawn itself. There was a crack somewhere underground (caused by tree roots) and I had a huge leak, creating a swamp in my back yard. Norbert re-routed the sprinkler line, and extended other lines to cover the problem. It was no easy job, because the actual leak was never found, even though Norbert tried for over a two day period to find it. But the re-routing worked!
I was so happy with Norbert, that I recommended him to my daughter who had just purchased a new home in Rancho Cucamonga that had been a previous foreclosure property. It was a real mess, especially in the back yard, where the water main was broken, there were weeds 5 feet high, and the sprinkler system was not working at all. Norbert quickly replaced the water main (at a cost 1/10th of a plumber) so that they had water to the house again. He then cleaned up both the front and back yards, installed a new sprinkler system in the back yard; along with sodding the majority of the back yard and building a low cement block wall installed with shrubs inside. My daughter and her now husband were thrilled as they were on a very tight budget. Cost for them was under $3,000.
I now want to potentially remove a bunch of the grass in my large very front yard and replace it with crushed rock/shrubs and a drip system, leaving just a small patch of grass in front and install a low cement block as my daughter has. Norbert will be giving me an estimate, and I can’t wait! (April 1, 2011, Angie’s List)