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Old 04-26-2006, 11:58 AM
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"What A Mess" Look At This Picture

I have been given this job to re-do this pond
It was put In with no liner for the water falls and it leaked
How would you tackel this job??
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:17 PM
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Just my opinion, but I would drain the tiny pond, remove all smaller rocks, leave the bigger rocks as they are, line it, install the smaller rocks and make a bigger pond.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:26 PM
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The Lady Customer would like to have the pond at least 4 times as big as the plastic liner that is there now
I will have a back-hoe on the job as well as a skid steer
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:33 PM
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This Is how much room there is here to work...It is not crammed
For shure I will be putting a ruber liner in for the pond itself
And it will be excavated
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:47 PM
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Here,s the 2nd pic
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:23 PM
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Daner..looks pretty self explanitory to me.But is it cemented around the rocks?I would treat it like building a whole new pond and waterfall and rip it out..start all over again.You will need to bring in more rocks to hold the liner up apound the sides of the new excavated pond.Charge accordingly..it is always more difficult to re-do the mess somebody makes.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:15 PM
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rip and re-do!

you can't fix a mess like that for less than the cost of ripping it out and doing it right.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:58 PM
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Yes i agree It is a re-do big time...and yes the rocks are lightly cemented in,
I would like to have a pond at the top of the hill, and a big one near the bottom...like i say... there is lotsa room here to build
It will be the first one that I have done on a nice hill like this
I,m open for Ideas keep them coming
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:01 PM
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its hard to give picture how to lay it out without standing there and looking from different vantage points from the house, yard, side, top, etc. I would incorporate lots of twists, turns and maybe a land bridge, just to be a little different.

I know what you mean with the hill, I am starting one saturday with a 6-7' elevation drop over 24' of stream. I can't wait, i'm getting ansy just thinking about it.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:05 PM
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rip and re-do!

you can't fix a mess like that for less than the cost of ripping it out and doing it right.
It is priced at labor+ material
I think this job will take close to 50 hours for 2 guys...by the time we are done with the small landscape bushes ,plants re- seed etc.
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