General Installation Information
All installations are performed by our license-bonded and insured employees. We generally arrive at your home at 7:30 in the morning. If you are interested and available, our foreman will walk you through the job site, confirming everything that was discussed during the design consultation. The crew will then mount our low voltage transformer in the most sensible, unobtrusive location chosen to be easily accessible during maintenance. The transformer powers low voltage cables that run into your yard in a manner which ensures that all lights receive equal power. We very strongly recommend that transformers are always mounted on the outside of the home. This insures that we do not need to disturb you or schedule appointments requiring you to be home for future maintenance.
All Trenching Is Done By Hand
We refrain from using machines of any sort in your yard. All trenching is completed by hand. When lights are installed in the front of your home, we place our shovel directly in front of the foundation to trench and later install the fixture wires. This procedure reduces the likelihood of future damage to the cable. Because we place our wires in nearly the same location every time, they can be easily located later for maintenance. The standardization of wire location is only one of our many innovative ideas that simplifies installation and maintenance, making the process more efficient.
Getting Ready For Installation
One of the most basic but challenging steps of preparing a house for a new lighting installation is trimming the surrounding bushes and other foliage. We require 20 inches of clearance from the house all around the property for the lighting to achieve the proper effect. Once complete, we remove and dispose of all trimmings as necessary.