Sprinkler Main Line Repair

Repairing an underground sprinkler line can seem like a daunting task, but our team of professionals are here to make the whole process as seamless as possible. 

We can identify the leak, install the necessary sprinkler line repair coupling, and repair an irrigation line without harming your lawn’s beauty. The potential issues that call for emergency sprinkler pipe repair are many – but no matter the cause, it is our job to fix it fast and guarantee the work.

Essentially, there are three sure-fore signals that your household might require a sprinkler line repair. The first signal is a water bill spike. Second, a lack of water pressure at the sprinkler head and finally a flooded lawn.

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How To Find A Leak In The Sprinkler System

Prior to calling a professional, we suggest you follow these 3 simple steps to determine the source of your sprinkler system leak: 

  • Turn off your home’s water supply and keep a watchful eye on your water meter.
  • If the meter’s needle still continues to register water use despite the fact that the water is turned off, this probably means you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing.
  • The next step is checking for signs of a leak in your indoor plumbing. If you fail to find any, this leaves your sprinkler’s irrigation system as the most likely culprit.


Useful tip: In order to pinpoint the leak yourself, check your irrigation controller first, valves second, and sprinklers last. Also, use brightly colored irrigation flags to mark areas you suspect may be leaking. This will surely speed up the repair process when service representatives arrive at the scene.

Compression Coupling: 7 Steps For Repairing A Broken Pipe

To help you have a solid grasp of our sprinkler pipe repair coupling services, below is a quick rundown as to how a broken pipe is mended and how we restore your whole irrigation system.. Pro tip: Remember to shut your water off first!

Cutting out the broken pipe

With a hacksaw or pipe cutter, we cut a roughly 1-inch gap to remove the broken/damaged section. After cutting, we clean and remove burrs from the ends of the pipe.

Note that if the crack or hole is larger than 1 inch, we will use two compression couplings paired with a new section of PVC pipe that’s integrated between them. 

Cutting out broken pipe
Slipping on compression washers

Slipping on compression nuts and washers

Next, we take a compression nut and slide it over a section of the pipe with the threads pointing to the gap. Then, we slip one of the rubber washers over the same section of pipe toward the compression nut. Literally the same is done on the other side of the pipe.

Inserting the coupling

Now it’s time to slide the body of the compression coupling over the pipe. The way we adjust the coupling is so that the middle of the body is positioned OVER the gap in the pipe.

Inserting the coupling
Sliding the nuts and washers

Sliding the nuts and washers

Once the coupling is held in place, we slide the washers and compression nuts toward the threads of the body.

Tightening the compression coupler

With one set of pliers, we grab the very center of the coupling in order to hold it in place. Then we take the second set of pliers and tighten each of the compression nuts. 

Tightening the coupler
Checking the seal

Checking the seal

Once the compression coupling is installed, we simply turn the water on and inspect for any leaks. Even if a small amount of water trickles out, it can wreak havoc further down the line. If that is the case, we use the pliers to tighten that side until no water is able escape.

Refilling the hole

Once the pipe joint has been fixed, we fill the hole back up to bury the pipe. And voila! Your sprinkler system should now work as good as new.

Refiling the hole

Don’t see what you
need fixed?

It’s all good! Better Blossom Irrigation has over 30 years of experience and we can identify the sprinkler system parts causing your sprinkler system failure. Whether it’s lack of water pressure, lawn sprinkler pump, sprinkler valve manifold repair, electrical related such as wireless connectivity, sprinkler rain sensor, your sprinkler timer controller or anything else contact us today for free consultation and quick service.

Want to upgrade or expand your system?

Better Blossom can take any residential or commercial underground sprinkler system to the next level! Whether you want to redesign a layout for a new landscape, add new zones, incorporate drip irrigation or convert your controller to smart technology, you want a fair quote and professional installation. Contact us today regarding your new irrigation project!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you patch a sprinkler line?

If you have any section of pipe damaged in your system that needs a quick fix, try something innovative with two compression joints to join the new piece back onto the existing system! This is especially useful for smaller systems and more reliable than pipe sealing or flex tape and you don’t have to wait 24 hours before turning on the water again.

How deep are sprinkler lines buried?

The pipes need to be buried 8-12 inches below the surface in most areas. This measurement is from top of pipe to soil’s surface, which means trenches must be dug slightly deeper for them.