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Pondless Waterfall Asheville

We spent the last 6 months working on this large pondless waterfall in Asheville, N.C.

This water feature is 175 ft long and has 55 ft of total drop from top to bottom. We have painstakingly hauled approximately 150 tons of materials down a narrow steep trail all by hand. There was no machine access for this project.

Asheville waterfall

We created a 3600 gallon underground pondless basin to hold the water needed to circulate the system. We installed a 5 hp EasyPro external pump to create the awesome flow of water. To keep the leaf debris out of the pump, we set a Filtrific waterfall filter box into this system.

Filter, pump and pondless basin

We still have some finish work to do around the feature, but I was excited to share this update because I am so pleased with how it is turning out. We need to cap off the basin, install some more edging rock and landscape the project area.

Our goal in creating this water feature was to make it as naturalistic as possible. We wanted it to blend in with the existing landscaping and seem like it was always there.

Check back with us for more updates!!

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Pondless Waterfall for Birds

We finished this Pondless waterfall in Asheville this week. It was designed to create a welcoming environment for local wild birds.

I’m no expert, but know that smaller birds like slow moving water and some splash. They also like some shallow pools to bathe and play in.

We also added a piece of wood into this water feature so the birds would be able to have a place to perch by the falls.

Give us a call for more info or for a quote on your new or existing water feature.

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Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Using Bridges in Water Features

We recently finished some of the edging work on the large pondless waterfall that we built last year. This included 2 wood bridges, a stone slab bridge and 2 stepping stones that help our client and his visitors enjoy the waterfall and surrounding landscape.

The waterfall in this video is off for the season, but I was excited to show some of the finished project.

We often use bridges in our pondless waterfall projects both functionally and as features. The bridge is a symbol of healing and connection. In some of our features we use stone slabs, in some wood or concrete.

Whatever material you use, using a bridge to cross you water feature will help people feel more connected to the landscape.

We have also done larger concrete structures over natural streams.

This type of bridge is much more functional, but can still be aesthetically pleasing.

Be sure to use structural material when building a bridge. Making it stout and strong so you can be confident that when you leave the project, the homeowner will not be left with a dangerous problem.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to share some of your bridge projects.

Thanks!

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Interior Pondless Waterfall Asheville

Just finished this interior pondless waterfall in Swannanoa for The First Baptist church.

Came out great! Waiting for the lightning and interior painting for a final picture.

Give us a call for all your water feature designs and installations in Asheville.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Stone Veneer Asheville

We are in process of creating a custom pondless waterfall for our clients at First Baptist Church Swannanoa.

This is one of the few interior water features we have worked on.

It will be set at the entrance to the kids worship center in the church. I’m excited about working in this project and helping create a fun space for the kids.

The feature was framed into the wall with a raised pondless basin extending out into the room. The pump and filter housing is set in the narrow closet to the right of the feature.

We used an Iron Might 1/15 HP external pump for this feature. It was a tight space to plumb the pump into, but we did it.

We installed a 16 inch Aquascapes metal waterfall spillway into the wall.

Then we lined the feature with EPDM rubber liner. On top of the liner we laid DuraRock with a final waterproof coating on top.

Today we started laying veneer stone on the waterfall basin wall.

We will cap this wall with Gray Crab Orchard flagstone and install Aquablox into the pondless basin.

Check back next week for more progress.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017