Beautiful landscaping design can go beyond hardscape features like retaining walls, walkways, and patios as well as softscape plants and trees. These days an increasing number of homeowners who are developing new landscaping concepts or upgrading their existing landscaping are interested in adding water features. Of course, modern-day materials and improvements in landscaping techniques now allow for more creativity than ever when it comes to things like waterfalls and ponds.
Waterfalls Building Service
In nature, waterfalls are prized for their beauty as well as their power. Many people will even take vacations to see a waterfall or include them as a necessary part of their trip. So, it’s no wonder that they are incredibly popular with homeowners who are looking to upgrade or install a new landscape concept.
Modern-day materials and installation techniques also make it easier and more affordable than ever for you to have a creative waterfall right in the comfort of your own backyard. Of course, the first step calls for an in-depth consultation with one or more members of Elegant Waterfalls & More LLC’s design team. This step in the process will likely also require a basic site survey to assess things like the changes in your yard’s natural elevation, any existing landscape features, and the availability to utilities.
All this information will then be factored into the options our design team presents to you. Once a basic functional concept is in place, we can work with you to include any additional creative twists to ensure that waterfall meets your vision.
Material selection can vary from one waterfall design to the next. Most new construction waterfalls use a concrete base or underlying foundation. This provides your water feature with the kind of durability that will last for years without having to deal with the leaks that can be endemic with poly-lined water features. Concrete is also very versatile, allowing you to employ some very creative shapes in the cascade of drainage.
Waterfall Leak & Repair & Service
Having a leak in the waterfall area of your water feature is one of the most common leak spots for any type water feature. Newly built waterfalls will settle over time, thus in some cases lowering liner edges allowing water to exit your pond at the waterfall. Depending on how your waterfalls are built, will depend on the cost to try and fix, or to disassemble and -re-build them.
Hunting down leaky waterfalls can be a long process of elimination to determine where the water is going. If your waterfall has streams incorporated in them, bypassing your pump and using an additional pipe to section off parts of the stream and letting them run is common. this process will often take multiple days of back and forth to check water levels during the process.
It really is a gamble to try and find waterfall leaks in a timely manner to keep labor costs down. Speaking from experience told by our members, in some cases it would have been less expensive for pond owners to rebuild the waterfalls from the start, rather than spend the time and money needed to hunt for the leaky area. If you are having issues with a leak, do the basic’s of leak detection before you call a professional in for help, this will save you money right from the start.