Pond Construction Dillema

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Lynden-Jeff, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Hi,

    We are in the middle of building a pond for a customer and we have run in to an unfortunate accident. After partially completing the waterfall the customer wanted to see how it looked. Without having the spillway completely sealed I said it would be fine to run it for no more then a minute to show your wife or whatever. Anyway after we leave he runs it for 6-7 hours and some water leaked behind the spillway and under the liner. This caused the rear shelf with 3 levels of pavers to collapse spilling in to the pond. The shelf at the back is about 50% washed away. How can we go about rebuilding this shelf? I was thinking about using 1/4" flexible plywood to conform the shape of the pond and fill in behind with a quick setting concrete. Would this work? I can supply pictures if nessesary.

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Supply pictures please, I feel for you on this one, what an idiot. I hope he knows he's paying for the repairs.............He is paying right?????
     
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Hi,

    Forgot my phone at a friends but as soon as I get it I will upload the pics. Oh yes hes paying, I may not charge him my full rate but he is sure paying something!

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Why not full rate? It was his screw up, not yours.
     
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Agreed, he pays full boat......unless he is considering a contract you already gave him for a really sweet job that you don't want to lose. You should not be liable for his stupidity.
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,262

    WOW sounds like fun
     

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