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Concrete Pond Construction Tips

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by MikeA0, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. MikeA0

    MikeA0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello,

    I've been in the landscaping business for the last 5 years and before that I was a laborer for a large concrete contractor.

    I have done a number of fountains with fiberglass ponds or rubber liners but I recently had my best customer ask me about building a fountain out of poured concrete.

    Does anyone have any links/how-to's/pictures of concrete fountain pools that you've built?

    The fountain will be a circle- 14' diameter by roughly 18" deep. My thought is to form it up, lay up some nice steel and pour it with a 3500 psi fiber-reinforced concrete, then let it cure for a month and coat it with CIM 1000.

    A few question:
    - I'm in MN, so I'm planning on pouring footings under the round outside walls to frost depth (48"). Should I pour an X foundation under the floor in the center for added support? Or, can that just be a slab on grade?

    - Do you recommend doing this as a monlithic pour? Or, pouring the foundation first, stubbing rebar, then pouring the wall and floor? If monolithic, any tips/hints on forming this up to make it easy?

    - Any other tips/articles/posts/thought would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!
    Mike
     
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    You may get better response by posting this in the Hardscape Forum.
     

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