When Is It Best to Use a Perforated Pipe? Find Out Now!  

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A perforated pipe is designed with small slots or holes to allow water to exit or enter easily. This type of pipe is frequently used for underground drainage systems and other outdoor uses due to its ability to absorb and drain water. Here is some information about the best times to use a perforated pipe.

Pool Decks

Draining systems for pools commonly use perforated pipes. Any water that remains on the pool deck passes through the perforated pipes to drain back into the pool. An advantage of using perforated pipes for pool decks is that the risk of debris draining into the pool along with the water is small because the holes or slots are small. Therefore, perforated pipes also function as a filter.

Water Underneath the House

Many homeowners, particularly those who live in rainy climates, deal with water pooling underneath their home. During rainy seasons, water tends to pool around homes and surrounding areas. Sunshine is unable to dry out these areas and this can lead to mold and mildew. Homeowners dealing with this issue should consider installing perforated pipes underneath their home to drain the water and prevent mold and mildew.


Homeowners who want to create a garden landscape need to have a good drainage system. Perforated pipes are frequently used for such drainage systems due to their ability to absorb and drain excess water. Some homeowners install perforated pipes in the ground to collect rain water and use it to irrigate their plants. Due to the small size of the slots and holes, homeowners don’t have to worry about soil draining out along with the water.

As you can see, there are many uses for perforated pipes. For more information about when it is best to use a perforated pipe, don’t hesitate to contact us here at WP Law.

The Art of Irrigating Your Orchard this Spring

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Adequate irrigation is essential for the healthy development of the trees and fruit in any orchard.

But care is needed because relatively small changes in irrigation patterns can lead to significant variations in the amount and quality of fruit produced.

A number of variable factors can make it difficult to gauge just how much irrigation trees are likely to need, particularly at the beginning of the annual growing season each spring.

The Danger of Excessive Irrigation

Trees require less water than many people assume during this time of year, and the appearance of dryness on the top of the surrounding soil, or in surface plants and grass, is not necessarily an accurate indication of moisture levels at tree root depth.

So it is easy to over-water at this time, which can retard the growth of the trees developing feeder roots or even lead to them rotting. It may also leach vital nutrients from the soil.

The Three Key Metrics You Need to Know

There are three measurements of which you need to be aware to ensure that your trees get enough, but not too much, water —

  • the amount of water your system is delivering
  • the amount of that moisture which is retained by the soil
  • the rate at which the trees are using water

The water delivered by your system should be relatively simple to control. But the amount of moisture retained in the ground may vary considerably; sandy and rocky soils absorbing much less than heavier loams and clays.

The rate of water usage by trees depends mainly on their size and can be roughly calculated according to height, width and amount of leaf cover.

But water uptake also varies according to regional and climatic differences in hours of daylight and sunshine, temperature, humidity and wind.

Trees also use water more slowly in spring than in the later growing months. As a rule of thumb, an amount of water which lasts a tree for 14 days in April will last for six days in May and just three in July.

Accurate Moisture Measurement

There are a variety of moisture sensors available on the market today. Accurate moisture measurement is critical to determining the best irrigation schedule for your orchard crops. By knowing what the moisture level in the soil actually is, you can adjust your irrigation schedule to have the right amount of water available to the tree when it is needed the most.

Contact Us

At W P Law Inc we’ve been helping South Carolina farmers and orchard owners to understand and resolve irrigation issues on properties of all types and sizes since 1970.

Stop by one of our locations any time, click here to drop us an e-mail or call 800-476-4515 toll free and we’ll be glad to talk with you.

Features Of An Effective Sewage System  

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Humans use a lot of water in the course of living their lives. You have water consumed by homes and businesses along with runoff from lawns and other structures. How well does your local system rate in handling wastewater?

Makes Use Of Gravity

Sewage systems use gravity to drive wastewater to treatment plants. Water piped from houses and businesses flow into street sewer mains.

They join other mains placed along bodies of water naturally flowing downhill to the treatment plant. Lift stations are used to replace gravity where the land doesn’t allow for natural water flow.

Multi-level Treatment

Sewage system use three different processes to treat wastewater:

Primary Treatment – Separates any solids from the water and prepares them for disposal.

Secondary Treatment – Uses bacteria to rid the water of any organic materials or nutrients.

Tertiary Treatment – Chemicals, filter beds, and other processes remove phosphorous and nitrogen from the remaining mixture. This stage also removes any leftover bacteria.

Thorough Testing

Common methods for validating the effectiveness of an industrial sewage system’s effectiveness include:

  • Checking pH
  • Determining levels of oxygen needed to consume any leftover organic material
  • Making sure no solids remain in the wastewater

Contact W.P. Law Inc. today if you’re interested in improving the function of your sewer infrastructure.

Use Landscape Lighting to Bring Elegance to Your Landscape


Outdoor lighting for your landscape adds elegance while providing safety for your family. More and more families are adding lighting to their outdoor living space to extend their evenings.

There is no need to run indoors when the sun goes down. By adding landscape lighting, you can extend your outdoor use for entertainment, or just to relax and enjoy gazing at the stars.

There are several different types of landscape lighting fixtures available for you. Well-lights and spot lights are used to highlight architectural details or a specimen landscape plant. Path lights are used to light walkways or to create pools of light in the landscape.

Adding lighting to an outdoor water feature adds to the relaxation and calming effect trickling water offers. There are dozens of uses for lighting and using it will add, value, beauty and security to your home.

Whatever your landscape lighting needs are, the experts at W.P. Law can help you find the combination of lighting systems to help illuminate your outdoor space. 

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