Pierre Sprinkler & Landscape partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity in the landscaping of a multi-unit complex. The project, located at 1214 Sherman Avenue, Monrovia, California, is comprised of four single-family homes. Pierre Sprinkler & Landscape contributed estimating and installation services to ensure the project came out a success.
The complex involved more landscaping than what Habitat is used to. Most Habitat projects have either an outdoor common area or several planters, but not typically private lawns. It is the personal outdoor space that makes this project special. Due to the size of the landscaping, Habitat enlisted Pierre's expertise. "Initially, before the application, Pierre helped us look at the proposed system provided by public works and helped us ensure the system would work properly. They then helped us install on site," says Damien Allen, Director of Corporate and Community Sponsorships at SGV Habitat.
During construction, Pierre's construction manager, Rigo Sanchez, along with several field members worked with Habitat volunteers and Damien to landscape the project. The crews assisted volunteers in laying out the main and lateral lines as well as suggesting appropriate trench depths. "We learned a lot of lessons from this project," says Damien. "It's a pretty large system and the only one we've done." The system involved sixteen valves - a total of four per unit - that Pierre crews installed. Pierre also built the manifolds for each zone, installed the backflow preventer and set up the boxes.
After almost a year and a half in the making, the Habitat homes were dedicated on March 6, 2010. Each home features its own private lawn that is maintained by automatic irrigation controls. According to Damien, the overall experience with Pierre "was great. They were really able to help out with anything we had trouble with. This was our first install and having that technical supervision was really important to us."