Basalt Columns

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by crazymike, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    Tried in hardscaping but did not have much success. Realize I should have posted it in here.

    Does anyone have a wholesale supplier of Basalt Columns?

    I want to do some bubbling boulders with them, but nobody around here seems to stock them except a pond supplier which seems pricey.

    I talked to a supplier today and he made mention he would order some wholesale if I found a supplier.

    Anybody have some lead on these?

    Also, what are they like to core drill? Am I going to get half way through and they split on me? I've seen them done before and look quite nice as bubblers.
     
  2. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    ditto. any in the midwest?
     
  3. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    I'm contemplating making some faux ones tomorrow as an experiment.

    However, nothing beats natural stone.

    I emailed a company in China about getting a 1/2 container, but probably too pricey.
     
  4. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    Supplier from China quoted me at $6000 for 22,000 kgs. Probably brokerage fees on top of that. It's a 20' container.

    I'm not sure how well they would ship though. I've also never ordered such a product from overseas. It also is not naturally dished like some that I see.
     
  5. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

  6. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I have several suppliers of them. Most come from the west coast area in the Washington Oregon area. Coveral stone is one of the larger suppliers. It all will depend on the sizes you are look for.
     
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,140

    This is a regional product from the western U.S. I lived in Idaho where they were plentiful. If you buy quantity you can have them shipped. Here is the supplier I used in Washington/ Idaho:
    http://www.rockplacingco.com/

    As far as drilling, don't worry about them splitting on you, they are harder than the dickins to drill. Best if you have a drill with a press and something you can attach it to for leverage. They are ultra dense and ultra heavy.
     

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