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Renovation & updates
The client requested that we renovate an existing cement waterfeature on their property. Low maintenance was a must. So we designed a feature that contains 95' of stream with a total of 15' in elevation changes, a 6 x 8 pond at the base of the main falls flows into a 8' x 16' pond, then under a natural stone bridge another 35' to the 35' 40' x 3.5' main pond which then overflows into a negative edge wetlands filtration system designed to hold 3,000 additional gallons of water. We installed to Tsurumi pumps generating a flow reat of 8,200 gallons per hour over the main waterfall. We also incorperated 4' x 5' flat feeding rocks along the edge of the main pond so that the clients can interact with their new finned friends. This feature holds approximately 25,400 gallons of water. It took approximately 132 Tons of Rock, 23 tons of Riverstone Gravel and has over 90 perennial Aquatic Plants. This project was completed in 9 working days with a crew of 7 men - despite the 4" of rainfall we had as soon as we started the project. The landscape contractor who recommended us to the client has placed mulch around the feature and in the early spring of 2009 complete the landscape plantings.
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