Rock Gurglers, Basalt Rock Columns, And Boulders

Just a few photos of a rock quarry in Squamish. Many of these basalt rock columns have been cored and are ready to be shipped+installed in the garden to become a water feature. These are an excellent option for anyone looking to add the look of real stone to their yard. The cost is significantly greater due largely to transportation and installation requirements (large machinery) however the final product is timeless.

These look great year-round. It is recommended that they be drained and the pump be disconnected during the winter when temperatures are below freezing. This will prevent any cracking due to freeze-thaw action caused by expanding ice from within the center hole.

WaterfallNow has in the past installed and created custom designed rock water features with basalt rocks being a large component in the designs. These are a popular water feature (with a resurgence in popularity in recent years) that we have seen spring up all over the Lower Mainland in parts of West Vancouver, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, and in Burnaby particularly in upscale neighborhoods. The higher cost and weight are overcome by the fact that the customer can see exactly what they are buying without having to visualize it first.

For the avid do-it-yourself homeowner/gardener there are a large number of videos online that educate people on how to create your own rock column fountains.

 

Example Of A Rock Gurgler Water Feature In Action.

Note that you can add custom LED Lighting in any color or style. This is highly recommended especially if you plan to operate the fountain in the evening and nighttime.

Rock Gurglers, Basalt Rock Columns, And Boulders

Once you’ve winterized your rock column fountain you will also want to take some steps to winterize your pond.

Should you require any recommendations, pumps, or installation services simply drop us a line or email info@waterfallnow.com

How To Create Quality Do It Yourself Outdoor Water Features

Here are a several resources available on creating your standard DIY water features.

Here is a tutorial on how to build your own water fountain using pots

As you can see from the above video, it doesn’t take much money or time to create your own patio water features. The sound of trickling water can enhance the ambiance out on the deck.

The next 4 part video courtesy of The Pond Digger features a mix of natural and faux rocks that are used to create a basalt column rock bubbler bird bad fountain. Don’t be afraid to add more variety with the types of rocks or plants used and to experiment with new ideas. Another recommendation is to find a spot clear of trees and to avoid placing them in areas where you get lots of falling leaves as that can cause the water to flow out or clog the pump.

Not sure where to buy a faux basalt rock column? Here is a do it yourself tutorial courtesy of Arteolike.

Basalt column fountain installation kits can sometimes be found at your local garden shop. However, this method demonstrates one of the many techniques to creating a faux basalt column. Real basalt rock columns for garden purposes can weigh thousands of pounds and requires heavy machinery to install. That is something better left up to the professionals.

Indoor Water FeaturesThe artificial rock water features such as waterfalls and fountains created by WaterfallNow do not fall under the do-it-yourself category.

Indoor water feature

We have spent many years developing our skills and experience creating custom water features while constantly stepping out of our comfort zone. However, there was a time when we once failed miserably at creating small do-it-yourself water features.

Fast forward to 100’s of water features later we can say that we are definitely much more experienced than we were many years ago.

Whatever your next DIY project, just remember that if you aren’t failing, you aren’t just trying trying hard enough. Get creative. All you really need is a small pump, tubing, drill, screws, glue, and some creativity. Now you have a few examples of how to create quality do it yourself outdoor water features. Start with the basics and maybe someday we can combine our work on the same project.

Hopefully you’ve stumbled across this page because you were looking for some inspiration and found it. Feel free to share your ideas with us on our Facebook page.

Rock Column Fountains

WaterfallNow can create custom hand-made ‘rock column fountains’ but using concrete or fibreglass materials. While the majority of our requests comes from clients seeking luxury resort style waterfalls in their backyards from time to time we like to switch things up.

Here is a sample of something we did many years ago just to try it out. We can of course use different fountainheads, lighting techniques or shapes depending on the requests that we receive. A common request that we receive is for fog/mist or bubblers fountains. We are not too busy to help you with your smaller renovation needs.

Sample custom fibreglass rock column fountains

There are many ways to decorate your yard. Depending on the cost of your time you may even want to consider some do it yourself options. Here is one video that you might find useful for creating your own basalt column fountain. WaterfallNow uses a different technique partly because our method allows for more customization in terms of size but also in terms of the types of fountainhead or lighting attachments that can be installed.

Here is a DIY (Do it yourself) method for those creative types

If you’ve ever created your own water features in the past then you know how much fun it can be – or frustrating. Most stone or rock column fountains are very simple to construct. There are many versions including the most common which is mass produced. This would be real rock drilled up the middle. The only real challenge is in transporting them from one place to another often due to their massive weight.

Here is a sample of a real basalt stone pillar fountain by a company in the US. This one weighs almost 2000 pounds according to the description. WaterfallNow does not employ this method but instead uses our own fibreglass rock panels which we cut, bend, and shape into unique sizes with different lighting or fountainheads. We like all methods but our ultimate goal is to do what our client likes best.

If you would like to learn more about getting some information on a custom rock column fountain get in touch with us. WaterfallNow can send someone over to provide you with a free friendly consultation. If you are open to it, we can also provide you with alternative options. This is to ensure that you will be happy with the final decision and not wish you went with something else instead.

We can work within your ideal budget limits. Our clients are typically those who have paid off everything from their home, car, and all other expenses – owning everything outright. They request our services as an addition to enhance their lifestyle making it extra luxurious.

We typically receive requests for something eye-catching and awe inspiring. We love working with these clients because they make our promise to deliver excellence that much more achievable. We still cater to clients who want to start small, not too small, but small.

We cannot promise miracles for delivering on all of the smaller projects due to budgeting & time constraints of our own but should we get a request will still consider it. WaterfallNow ultimately wants to be in a position where we can provide every new home with one of our amazing garden water features.

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