Getting rid of material from pond digging?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    would it work to simply grade out the excavation material around the area in which you dug the pond while your digging it? Basically making the pond deeper without having to dig deeper.
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, that's how we build manure lagoons.
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is finding someone who could use the fill an option?
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  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    If the material is real coarse( like sandy) the pond may leak. Otherwise yes unless it is really wet then it is really hard to get to stay in one spot. You could dig a hole and dump the wet stuff in and then take the good soil and build teh pond up.
     
  5. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use it to berm the perimeter or build a berm on one side with a crick/waterfall feature.
     
  6. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
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    Building up the bank is how it's routinely done around here. When I did mine I brought in topsoil to cover. The clay we have below 6" depth sprouts weeds like gangbusters but won't grow grass worth a hoot.
     

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