I need to build a Dry Creek and I need PICS

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by WeatherMan, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello All I need to build a dry Creek Bed And need some pics to use as a example. I would like all the help I can get

    Thanks All

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  2. capital

    capital LawnSite Member
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    Need some info before pics, does the dry creek bed have water running during rain ? How much water and what is the flow? what is your grade like..............do u wanter boulders through out and along the sides or just rip rap and chain link used to hold rocks in place?
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How about these. Click the image for the link.

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  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Alot
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's one we just did. A bit more of a dry creek representation, slightly retained to keep the mulch out.

    It was made into a cistern to control run-off from the driveway.

    Under the river rock is row after row after row of ADS 4" pipe side by side and stacked to act as a horizontal cistern.

    The creek bed cistern handles overflow from the pond during rain.

    creek450pix.jpg
     
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Haven't figured out how to put 2 images in one reply.

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  8. Keith Howells

    Keith Howells LawnSite Member
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    This one was done a short time ago. The bridge is a slab of bluestone. -Keith-
     

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  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Love stone bridges.

    Thinking about doing one at our place next year.

    I'm going to redo my dry creek which is in a depression to add a liner under it to flow water from a planned waterfall.

    Its a nice span for a slab or stone.
     
  10. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
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    What is the best thing to put under the rocks? I would like to put a small one in my back yard as when it rains heavy it is always wet back there because it is not graded right. Any info on how to do it would be great. Thanks
     

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