How to Fix & Prevent Sinking Sprinklers

Over time, severe weather, foot traffic, and long-term routine use can cause your sprinklers to sink into the ground. When this happens, your sprinklers are not able to fully distribute water over your lawn, which can result in dry, patchy areas and unhealthy grass. Fortunately, this can be easy to fix with the right tools and a professional sprinkler service on call. In this blog, we will discuss why sprinklers sink into the ground, how to prevent this from happening, and how the professionals at Berardi Irrigation can help fix it!

sprinkler head in ground installed by a professional to prevent sinking from flooding or severe weather

What Causes Sprinklers to Sink Into the Ground?

One of the most common problems that homeowners face with their irrigation system is sinking sprinklers. This occurs when water pools around the sprinkler head, causing the soil around it to become oversaturated and soggy. Over time, the weight of the sprinkler head and constant pressure from water flow can cause it to sink into the ground. Flooding, severe weather, and heavy foot traffic are also some of the most common reasons for sinking sprinklers.

How to Prevent Sprinkler Heads from Sinking

Proper installation and routine maintenance are the keys to preventing sprinkler heads from sinking. Hiring a professional, reliable, and experienced irrigation company to install your sprinkler system is critical. At Berardi, we ensure that your sprinkler heads are installed at the correct depth and in a way that allows them to effectively distribute water over your lawn without sinking. We also provide routine maintenance and inspections to catch any potential issues before they become bigger problems. Additionally, you can also help prevent sprinklers from sinking by:

  • – Avoiding heavy foot traffic near sprinkler heads
  • – Replacing sprinkler heads at the first signs of damage
  • – Adjusting the water pressure to the optimal level for your lawn

What to Do When Your Sprinklers Start to Sink

If you notice your sprinkler heads sinking, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem can lead to further damage and potentially costly repairs. The first thing to do is call a professional irrigation company to fully assess the problem and provide a solution. In some cases, the sprinkler head may need to be replaced or repositioned. In other cases, the entire irrigation system may need to be adjusted or repaired.

Can You Raise a Sinking Sprinkler On Your Own?

Trying to fix the sinking sprinkler on your own is tempting, but calling a professional will ensure the job is done correctly and efficiently. If you have experience in irrigation systems and have the necessary tools, you can attempt to fix a sinking sprinkler head by turning off the water supply, digging up the area surrounding the sprinkler head, and carefully adjusting or replacing it. However, if you are not fully confident, Berardi Irrigation offers professional sprinkler head repairs and replacements for lawns across Southeast Massachusetts.

Request a Free Consultation for Sprinkler Installations, Repairs, & Replacements in Massachusetts with Berardi Irrigation

When you notice your sprinklers starting to sink, it is important to call a professional irrigation company immediately. At Berardi Irrigation, we have over 20 years of experience in installing, maintaining, and repairing sprinkler systems for homeowners across Southeast Massachusetts. As natives of Massachusetts, we understand the area’s unique climate and soil conditions, allowing us to provide tailored solutions for your lawn’s specific needs. If your sprinklers are sinking, we can assess the problem and provide any repairs or replacements to get your system up and running as quickly and affordably as possible. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 781-828-2029 or submit an online request form!


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We Service All Lawns in Canton, MA and Southeast Massachusetts

Berardi Irrigation is a leading name in the lawn care industry based in Canton, Massachusetts. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch irrigation and landscape lighting services to homes across the surrounding areas. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and personalized customer service sets us apart from the rest. Whether you need a simple sprinkler repair or a complete irrigation system installation, we have the expertise to get the job done right.

Contact us today to learn more about our services, and find out if you live within the areas we serve.

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Allen M.
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I've been working with Berardi Irrigation for over two years now and I've been nothing but impressed by every single interaction! Their office staff are polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. Not to mention, most of my needs are handled in a single phone call! Not to be outdone, their service is unrivaled in both quality and value. Courteous, efficient technicians arrive on time and work diligently and even let me know about ways to save on the water bill! If you have any irrigation need, big or small, look no further. 11/10
Glen P.
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Their customer service sets the standard. From office personnel to field crews, I couldn’t be happier. My system has worked perfectly since they installed it about 6 years ago, and I needed a house call after an aerator mishap. My field tech showed up on time, was extremely personable and professional, and within 20 minutes I was again watering my lawn. Thanks Gabe!
Patricia T.
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Very professional from the owner to the technicians. The owner came out and provided a quote for my new install. Gabe was able to answer all my questions. The crew were very professional and got the job done quicker than expected. The materials used were top notch and the price was right. I highly recommend Berardi Irrigation.
Ralph D.
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Gabe and the team is extremely professional and efficient . I was impressed with how they minimized any disruption to the yard during the irrigation install - I highly recommend Berardi to anyone seeking quality work from quality people.
Brandon W.
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Owner was very responsive and transparent on the work to be done. When one section of my yard was not being fully covered they quickly came out and fixed it. The crew was professional, quick, made sure they didn't break out invisible fence, and took the time to walk through the system with me to make sure it was installed correctly. 10/10 would use again.

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