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EZflow French Drain System

EZflow French Drain System

What is a French Drain System?
A French drain, which may also be called a curtain drain, perimeter drain, weeping tile, or agricultural drain, is a gravel-filled trench that includes a perforated or slotted
pipe. These drains are used to direct surface water or ground water away from a specific area, such as a home’s foundation. French drains direct surface level water
toward the lowest point and allow it to seep through the surf ace level gravel into the drain.
A light weight and all-in-one drainage solution, EZflow requires no gravel. Polystyrene aggregate completely surrounds the outside of a drainage pipe, providing a consistent in infiltrative area for the absorption and removal of water. Uniform size and shape of the aggregate delivers optimal permeability.
  • Installs in half the time of traditional gravel systems
  • Better flow capacity than traditional stone-and-pipe systems
  • Up to H-10 load rating with 12″ of compacted soil cover
  • Over 100 million linear feet installed
EZflow provides exceptional performance for a variety of applications
  • Retaining Walls
  • Foundation and Footing Perimeter Drains
  • Landscape Drains
  • Sports Fields
Visit the following link for more information on NDS EZflow.
Also, visit the NDS website for all products, How-To videos and information.

Introducing Integral Lighting

Introducing Integral Lighting

We are happy to announce our partnership with Integral Lighting!

Integral Lighting provides innovative solutions to hardscape lighting. Designed by Hartman Design, their fixtures are engineered, built and supported in the USA. With 35 years of experience in the industry Integral Lighting provides high quality products and service that constantly exceeds customer expectations.

Whether you’re transforming your backyard into an outdoor living area or installing ambiance into existing hardscapes, nothing compares to Integral Lighting. Their fixtures are a combination of clean design, easy installation and non-corrosive components, ensuring your lights last the lifetime of your hardscape.

For more information about Integral Lighting products please visit  www.integral-lighting.com

Armada Technologies Pro900 Digital Cable and Valve Locator Complete Version

Armada Technologies Pro900 Digital Cable and Valve Locator Complete Version

Cast-Lighting Training Demo in Charleston, SC

Cast-Lighting Training Demo in Charleston, SC

Silas Harrington of C. Pine Associates and Jeff Hesser of Cast-Lighting will be presenting, teaching and showing products of Cast-Lighting-a premier manufacture of Low Voltage Landscape Lighting fixtures, transformers, wire and other outdoor lighting system components. You will learn about the Cast product line, LED photometrics, design and pros and cons about integrated LED vs drop in replacement, among other things. A broad range of Cast products will be demonstrated, including their Craftsman line as well as Perimeter lighting.

This event will take place on Thursday, October 6th 2016.There will be food and drinks provided and all attendees will receive a Cast toolkit after the class. For registration please contact Atlantic Irrigation branch in Charleston, SC:

4470 Air Park Rd.

N. Charleston, SC 29406logo-cast-fp

Phone: 843-650-0626

New Online Training Curses are available now!

New online training courses are available now!

Our online program is  now live and available! We are offering Irrigation Technician  and Irrigation Contractor training. These courses will help you prepare for the CIT and CIC examination with the Irrigation Association, and also provide new skills and knowledge an irrigation professional needs to succeed in today’s competitive workforce.

Don’t miss an opportunity to advance in your career and get certified! Take advantage of convenience and flexibility offered with the online training, balancing study time, work and family commitments.

In addition we are also offering yearly company membership packages with educational opportunities for employees through our online training program. Please contact us for more details.

Click here to find out more information about the online courses.


GEMINI WiFi Astronomical Timer

Introducing GEMINI smart switch Astronomical Timer

Easily integrate with IFX Line of Products – Including OmegaPro TR Series Transformers

Control and monitor your lights and appliances with your smartphone from anywhere with the Gemini Wi-Fi Astronomical Timer! Program your porch light to turn on at sunset, schedule the ceiling fan to be on so you come home to a cool house, or set lights to randomly go on and off for an occupied appearance while you’re on vacation.

With Gemini smart switches, wirelessly connect all of your favorite devices using our simple, feature-filled product. No need to buy special electronics–the Gemini indoor Wi-Fi light switch retrofits your existing electrical devices to completely modernize your home, at affordable prices. Download this user-friendly app, connect your device to your smartphone using your existing Wi-Fi network, and begin controlling your device from anywhere – at home or on the go using Wi-Fi network or mobile internet (3G/4G/LTE). There are no set-up fees and no monthly charges. You can even expand your system to include multiple indoor Gemini switches.


  • Control outdoor electrical devices from anywhere – anytime
  • Turn on and off lights using your smartphone or tablet
  • Expand your Gemini system by adding up to 12 smart switches
  • Affordable home automation – works with your existing Wi-Fi router and free Gemini app
  • Programming options – multiple on/off settings, countdown, random vacation, and sunrise/sunset schedules
  • Automate outdoor lights or holiday decorations to give your home that lived in look
  • Ratings: 125-Volt / 60-Hertz, 1000-Watt Tungsten, 15-Amp Resistive, 1/2-Horsepower

Please contact us for more information or visit www.illuminfx.com/gemini.html

Legacy Award presented to Chris Pine!

Legacy Award presented to Chris Pine!

We would like to congratulate  president of C. Pine Associates Inc., Chris Pine for receiving 2015 Legacy Award from Cape Cod Landscape Association on January 21st, 2016!

Chris’s  hard work, dedication, knowledge and expertise has helped and continues to help and inspire  many of the green industry professionals. Congratulations, Chris!!!


ArmadaTech Irrigation Troubleshooting Guide App

ArmadaTech Irrigation Troubleshooting Guide App.

Electrical Troubleshooting of Irrigation Systems available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The app “Sprinkler Repair Guide” offers irrigation and sprinkler maintenance personnel a mobile and informative step-by-step guide to identifying and isolating an electrical problem in a sprinkler system.  The app guides the contractor on a page by page journey, asking them to answer questions about their sprinkler system.  As each question is answered, the app takes the contractor to the next step until the problem is diagnosed.  Within the app there are tutorial documents and videos if the contractor is unsure of how to perform the actual test or needs clarification by what is meant.

The app was developed by taking tried and true irrigation troubleshooting methodology and marrying it the modern convenience and portability of a smartphone app.  Over many years of trial and experimentation, listening to contractors, and drawing upon our own observation, Armada has developed refined techniques for identifying electrical trouble in sprinkler clocks, wiring, and solenoids. These methods are incorporated into the troubleshooting app and made simple by following the step-by-step question approach.

“ArmadaTech Irrigation Troubleshooting Guide” is a free service of Armada Technologies and available at the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Further information is available by calling Armada Technologies at 616-803-1080 or www.armadatech.com


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Certified Irrigation Designer Course

Certified Irrigation Designer Course

This course is developed to assist those preparing to earn IA’s Certified Irrigation Designer certification by providing local and web accessible group learning opportunities and individually guided learning. Certification exam opportunities will be provided locally, as well as guidance for testing center examinations. The goal is for the participant to successfully prepare and complete at least three examinations required to earn their certification before March 15, 2016. The course will be set up for either local, in person participation or remote, web based access and participation.

CID Overview

CIDs establish specifications and design drawings for landscape irrigation projects. CIDs:

  • Evaluate site conditions and determine water availability and use requirements.
  • Select the most effective irrigation equipment, methods and materials for the application.
  • Develop efficient and cost effective irrigation designs that meet the plant’s watering requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive plans and specifications that include construction details, equipment or materials, as well as appropriate irrigation schedules.
  • Ensure the installation matches the design intent.
  • Provide direction to the end user on system use, scheduling and maintenance.

CID-Landscape Specialties

  • Commercial irrigation
  • Golf course irrigation
  • Residential irrigation

This course is designed and taught by Chris Pine, CID, CIC, CLWM, CLIA, CIT, MCLP, CLVLT, president of C. Pine Associates, Inc., a firm providing sales management, training and consulting services for the Green Industry. Chris is a former landscape and irrigation contractor, has earned many certifications in the irrigation, landscape and landscape lighting industries and is a regarded trainer, consultant and speaker.

For additional details, pricing and schedule for this class please visit:

CID Course Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Sponsor of this event:


Landscape Executive Forum

Landscape Executive Forum

Chris Pine, in collaboration with Dennis McIntee, presents The Landscape Executive Forum- the premier coaching experience that is designed to take your  business to the next level.

Starting and running a business can be a lonely endeavor. Have you ever felt that even though you are trying harder than ever you are not getting results? In fact, it almost seems as if you are moving backward?  You need a place for support, guidance, ideas, perspective and wisdom that will challenge you to take your business to the next level. That’s where The Landscape Executive Forum fits in.

This event is exclusive to high-performing, results-oriented business owners who will be selected through an interview process.  If you think this might be a fit for you, please contact us  to schedule a call and we can determine if this is what you need to get the results you’ve been wanting.

For more information, please visit www.landscapeexecutiveforum.com