Valve Boxes

Valve boxes allow access to operate underground valves and can be used as a cleanout or inspection point for underground systems. They are designed to supply a secure environment for the components that comprise an irrigation system. It protects them from vandalism, the weather, and damage thanks to mowers, string trimmers, etc.

Irrigation valve boxes are an important part of irrigation systems, and they are also one of the most overlooked aspects of system design. Valve boxes provide easy access to buried irrigation control valves. Irrigation control valves and backflow preventers require access from time-to-time to perform maintenance and testing. Valve boxes also provide protection for these essential components of your irrigation system. Here is one thing to consider when selecting and installing a valve box:

1. Size Matters – Using a valve box that is too small can be a common mistake. Many installers try to put too many valves in one valve box or use a smaller size valve box than is necessary. Smaller valve boxes are less expensive, but keep in mind you will want plenty of room to access the control valve if you ever have to come back and perform any maintenance or repairs. Make sure the valve box you select allows for plenty of room to work.