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Last Summers Install

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Acmemechanic, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I did this one Last Year by Myself.It took 3 weeks from start to finish.All manual work yard was Terraced with walls no Digging or moving Equipment.It was a time sensitive job and got done on schedule.

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  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Where is the pic with water in it?
     
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Looks like you had a tight area to work in there!Job looks very nice..Very good work:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
     
  4. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    vic will like that one... no gravel or stone in the pond!
     
  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    You're right JD. I do like it. :)

    Vic
     
  6. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I see you must have used mortar with that mixer in the background:nono: How unatural ponds look this way!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    :cry: :cry:
    I see you are in Florida.I am in the Northeast where we have some real extreme Freeze and Thaw Cycles in the Wintertime.I could have Dry layed the stone as you suggest and took my chances with The forces of Ice.This area is Pure Glacial sand that I did this instalation in.The photos dont show that there is a complete Cinder-block footing under the wall, behind the falls and in a semi-circle in front of the falls.I did Mortar the finish stacked wall and kept to the liner side.Not to say that you wont see the mortar here and there but,I strode for that dry fit look.The cap had to be mortared for it to shed water and therefor avoid ice.The homeowner happens to be my employer Who has been a local Building Contractor for over 35 years.The Property is a Historical Governors Estate/Mansion That is Constructed of a nearby Bedrock rip-rap and Mortared and Stucco.That high rear wall matches 4 others on the property the largest being 14' high x over 200' long .My Hardest job was to Find a stone that Matched the property to the owners satisfaction.They insisted it had to seem it was there for the 150 + years that everything else has. I will post more Pics of the yard and Buildings and Grounds.It was a real PITA not just thrown in the Ground.I think I quit 4 or 5 times.
     
  8. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

  9. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    There is also a block wall creating a hidden area for the nuts and bolts of it.

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  10. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 533

    I am with fishinman, mortar makes a pond look un natural. I am from iowa and love to do the dry stone look.
    Not trying to put you down though, I still think you did a good job on yours.
     

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