asheville landscaping, Fountain, landscape design, water features, landscape design, pondless waterfalls, woodwork

Wood, Stone and Water…

Pondless Waterfall

Working in the landscape industry allows us to create beautiful features with lots of different types of materials. We are just finishing up this custom Pondless waterfall in Weaverville, NC.

This was a fun waterfall to build and was designed to flow out from under the new deck that we had built. Blending the new deck into the rock work and waterfall.

In order to do this we had to custom cut the stairs into one of our waterfall frame boulders.

Wood stairs and boulder

At first it seemed like a problem. We didn’t plan to cut the step stringers into the boulder. But after we set the waterfall rocks, we realized the frame boulder was too tall. So we got together with the carpenter and came up with a solution. In the end I think it helped to meld the two features together.

Waterfall and deck

We’ve had the opportunity to use wood, stone and even metal into some of our features. I really love to be able to blend the different materials when possible.

Metal and stone fountain

There are lots of options for your water feature projects. So think outside the box and be creative!

Semi formal fountain
Fountain with Teak post

Also using ceramics and sculpture can be a fun way to create a water feature or fountain

Ceramic Vase fountain

Give us a call to help you dream up ideas for your next landscape or water feature project.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

asheville landscaping, Fountain, landscape design, water features, pondless waterfalls, water feature

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

asheville landscaping, asheville pond builder, pondless waterfalls

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

asheville landscaping, asheville pond builder, Fountain, landscape design, water features, pondless waterfalls, stone work, water feature

Wood, Water, Stone, Metal

We just finished this custom outdoor living area in Asheville, NC.

It has a Pondless waterfall that flows from an antique Thai Buffalo Post into a boulder bowl.

Our very talented carpenter installed a custom bench that seamlessly flows into an entryway step.

The dry laid Flagstone patio is tightly cut and matches well with the water feature on one side and the wood bench on the other.

Give us a call for your next landscape or water feature project.

828-301-8017

asheville pond builder, Fountain, landscape design, water features, pondless waterfalls, stone work

Pondless Waterfall Excavation

We are starting a new Pondless Waterfall in Asheville, NC this week.

This is a very unique job because the site of the waterfall build is 1000 ft downhill from our clients house in the middle of the woods! All the materials for this project will be brought down a system of switchback trails that our client has built over the last 15 years.

We just finished excavation and moving 20 tons of materials down the hill by hand.

It took a couple days of full time work to get all the rock and gravel down the hill.

We also ran into a large rock shelf during excavation. We have no power on site so we decided to use some old school techniques to get the rock out of our waterfall area. Using chisels and hammers we were able to split the shelf into pieces by hand, instead of going to get the generator and jackhammer. It was actually more time efficient to do it this way due to the site access.

 

 

We are now ready to build, A little sweat and blood later! But I think the end result will be worth it.

Check back in with us for more project updates.

Excavation 2