pondless waterfalls

Koi pond and waterfall

We just finished this really fun project in Burnsville, NC. Our clients had an existing Koi pond that was failing. It was an old wooden structure the retained the pond.

We talked about options to fix the feature and deck that a rebuilt was needed. So we made plans to create a new outdoor space around the pond. The finished design incorporated a new dedicated Koi pond, a Pondless waterfall, stone stairs and a dry laid flagstone patio.

Koi pond and patio

The pond ended up being 10×15 ft by 6 ft deep. We installed a rotating drum filter with a moving bed biological filtration system. This filter is top of the line and automatically cleans itself!

Below the pond we installed a Pondless waterfall with a Filtrific filter. We installed this waterfall seem as it flows out of the pond, but it’s a separate system.

Pondless Waterfall

We also installed a stone slab stairway that wrapped around the pond and leads you down to the lower waterfall.

Pondless Waterfalls

There is a stone bridge over the falls that makes a great feature.

Stone bridge

It was an amazing project to be a part of. And I’m very thankful to be able to work with such awesome clients!

Pond lights

Here’s a quick video of the project.

Koi pond and waterfall
Old pond
New koi pond

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Dry Laid Flagstone Patio

Flagstone patio

We just finished a dry laid flagstone patio in Asheville, nc.

Dry laid stone work is done without the use of concrete or mortar.

The strength of the patio relies on a well drained base of gravel and tightly cut large pieces of stone.

Custom cut patio stone

Each piece of stone is hand cut to fit tightly and to create a structural and attractive pattern.

We also installed a bench wall at the edge of the patio. This wall supports the lower edge of the patio and adds a place to relax and enjoy the backyard.

Asheville Patio

Dry laid stone work will last for decades if installed correctly.

Give us a call for more info.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

asheville landscaping, pondless waterfalls, stone bridge, stone work, water feature

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

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, flagstone, patio, stone work

Flagstone Patio Asheville

Here’s a quick video of a mortared flagstone patio we just finished in Asheville.

We used Buff Crab Orchard stone for this project. There was an existing dry laid patio in this space that we replaced and reused some of the stone.

Our goal was to match the existing flagstone entryway and covered porch.

Give us a call for all your patio and landscaping projects.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017