We are almost finished with this vanishing waterfall in Asheville.
A vanishing waterfall is different from a Pondless Waterfall.
With a traditional Pondless Waterfall, all of the water used to circulate in the falls is stored at the base of the falls in a ‘Pondless basin’ that is created using ‘Aqua blocks’ (basically structural milk crates) set inside a rubber liner and covered with river rock.
This is a good system and very functional.
However it leaves no room to filter out leaf debris that may fall into the system.
With a vanishing waterfall, we can install a leaf catch filter away from the system for easy maintenance.
Here you can see the Filtrific leaf catch filter tank set away from the base of the falls. We will backfill around the filter box so that it will be integrated into the landscape.
After the water in the system flows through the Filtrific filter box, in drops into the vanishing basin. This can be man made or you can use a pre-fabricated cistern.
For this project we built a 4000 gallon tank out of cinder block and lined the inside.
We also use Filtrific holding tanks or even plastic septic tanks for our systems.
You can install your submersible pump into the tank or draw water for the waterfall from the tank using an external pump.
Here’s a quick video of our current vanishing waterfall project in Asheville.
Here is a quick video showing how we move rock in tight spaces/ existing landscapes when we can’t use a machine or dolly.
This boulder we are moving here is approx. 1000# and will be used as a seat for the fire pit we just installed for our clients in Weaverville, NC
We use plywood and 2 inch PVC pipe to move the rocks. Once the rock is on the wood and pipes it can be moved and placed with ease.
This is a very old technique for moving rock and can be time consuming, but it is worth the time when you can get large custom boulders to a feature that is hard to access.
Here is the finished fire pit with the boulder benches roughly placed.
We will set the boulders and finish around them with flagstone to complete the area.
This project also includes, a sunken hot tub and a custom water feature to make an incredible outdoor living space.
Give us a call for your next landscaping project.
Living Waters Landscaping
We just finished this outdoor fire pit in Weaverville,Nc.
We set this fire pit on a concrete slab that will be an extension to the existing flagstone patio.
We formed the fire pit with concrete cap blocks placed in a 3 ft circle. We then anchored them to the slab using rebar and wire.
We then faced the blocks with stone and capped it with Bluestone.
We set the fire pit to be centered on the patio to allow for amazing views and to be close to the new hot tub we installed.
We will finish around the fire pit with flagstone and boulder benches.
Living Waters Landscaping
This week we are installing an in ground hot tub for our clients in Weaverville, NC.
The new tub will sit at the edge of the existing patio with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We are designing a new landscape around the tub to include a Pondless water feature, Firepit, extended flagstone patio and planting.
We were happy to work with David’s Home Entertainment out of Waynesville, NC. They provided the hot tub along with great customer service, prompt delivery and a friendly staff. 5 stars for sure!
Check back soon for an update on our progress.