Access under Walkways in the Garden. New Milford, CT

Running landscape lighting or irrigation under an existing walkway is always a challenge, especially if you didn’t plan for it ahead of time.

One of the most important things you can do while planning your next walkway or patio project is to consider where future access might be needed and add a wire chase. Even if you don’t think you’ll ever need to bring a pipe or wire across a walk of patio, plan for it. It’s easy and cheap and you’ll be glad you did if the need every arises.

In the above picture a two inch piece of conduit was placed beneath the stepping stone.
In this same project, two 4" pipes were placed before the gravel base and 6" pad were poured

As you can see in the above photo, the yellow lines represent wire chase locations. If any landscape lighting/irrigation projects are planned in the future there will be plenty of easy ways to get the pipe/wire around the garden space.

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Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.


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