Projects Big and Small
We build waterfeatures almost daily in nearly every imaginable situation. Some are built to block road noise and others to be calm and peaceful. Some are very tall and grand and some are very small and understated. We have built many waterfeatures using crane-set boulders from a 1/2 ton to 5 tons and larger. And the very next day we might be moving materials through a house or garage to build a very small feature.
Our Experience and versatility is your best insurance towards a quality built and long lasting waterfeature.
San Diego Wild Animal Park
This waterfall was built in the new "Horn Bill" bird exhibit. These birds have a face only a mother could love.
|Starting to build the waterfall, before the birdcage.||Being watched by the spider monkeys next door.||The turkey buzzards are just waiting for us to die in the 90 degree heat.||The plumbing. A very tight fit!|
|Looking through the cage at the final product. This was very hard to photograph.|
Rancho Santa Fe
Approximately 500,000 Gallons (120' x 80' x 7' average depth)
|Day one. The original area before we started.||Bringing in the big equipment.||Final grading with the Bobcat. Notice all the rocks pre-staged around the pond.||Setting the rocks around the rim and in the waterfall.|
|The completed pond.||The watefall in the morning light.||The horse trail bridge over our stream.|
Sea World, San Diego
We were hired to rebuild an existing pond that leaked and install multiple waterfalls around their Caribbean Restaurant complex.
All the water for this feature comes from Mission Bay. It is treated and pumped to various locations throughout the park. The water from our feature flows under the Sea World tower and back to the bay. As far as I know, it is the only feature that constantly receives new water
|The new pond and one of the two waterfalls near the entrance to the park.||The second waterfall. Approximately 25' of stream with five falls.||Looking over the pond towards the restaurant.|
Possibly the Largest Pond in Vista
This pond is approximately 80' x 30' with an additional 10' x 15' pond connected by streams. This pond has a waterfall that splits into both ponds. The larger bridge is for the homeowner's horses to cross as they ride around their seven-acre property.
|Starting the dig.||Building the raised back area to support the waterfalls. "Them are some big rocks!"||Placing the big rocks in the falls and the pond.||Looking at the final product from above.|
|The smaller pond to the left. The main pond to the right.||The small pond. They ride their horses over this bridge.||The bridge between ponds.||Looking back at the left side waterfall and pond.|
Another Large Pond in Vista
|The Dig. Notice the relocation of the existing 4 sprinkler pipes and clock wire under the pond. Also notice the yellow root stop material installed because of the palm trees close to the pond.||Underlayment installed to protect the liner from punctures.||Liner installed. Notice the bottom drain is connected.||Placing the larger rocks.|
|The completed pond and waterfall.||A view from the driveway for a sense of scale.|
A Large Pond in Ramona with a 150 Foot Stream
This pond was an existing concrete pond with many cracks. We repaired the cracks and sealed the surface below the waterline. This pond was approximately 285' long and 60' at it's widest point and approximately 12' deep.
We installed a new pump with two bottom suction lines and two lines returning to a very large 4'x4'x4' deep filterfall unit. The filterfall spills into a 3' waterfall and flows down the stream and back into the pond.
|The Pond||Looking across the pond from the south towards the natural waterfall. This pond can be filled from a well but all this water was from rain in the winter of 2010.||The natural waterfall that flows down the canyon and ultimately into San Vicente Lake.||The new pump. 18000 Gallons per hour.|
|The new stream and waterfall||Another look at the stream. All the rocks and wood were collected from the customers 150 acre property.||Collecting the wood for the stream.||Whoops, I stuck the tractor.|
Stone Brewery at Liberty Station
|This pond is 4' x 6' with a 2' waterfall.||This pondless is 4' wide and 8' long.||A 6' x 4' pond with a 2' waterfall.||This pond is approximately 8' x 10' with a 30" waterfall that is visible from the house and patio|
|This pondless waterfall is 6' tall and 5' wide.||A natural style Koi pond with a fromal seating edge. The filtration is located to the left outside the frame of this picture.||This is the filtration system. The UV light is located behind the pump. The client plans to build a small shed to cover the equipment.||This is a pondless waterfall built in a corner.|