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 [email protected]

20 Retaining Wall Ideas

The following is a list of 20 retaining wall ideas gathered from around the web.

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Retaining walls are basically walls that are specially designed to hold soil on one side and remains free standing on the other.

Why would you want a retaining wall?

Retaining walls help to keep the soil or land from collapsing over. It is beneficial for areas with steep changes in elevation and can save space. If for example there is no retaining wall you would instead have a hill shape. Retaining walls help to give a landscape a neater appearance while also making a yard appear larger.

Retaining walls may also be used on level ground for the purposes of creating elevated planting areas. They may also be used for designing fire pits.

There are many different methods and materials that can be used to create retaining walls. Older styles of retaining walls typically include natural stones, bricks, or wood, but rarely a combination. Newer techniques gaining in popularily includes the use of concrete. Concrete retaining walls may be subject to cracking or erosion but created properly last many years. They often look the most aesthetically pleasing and are very sturdy.

Those that live in an area with natural rocks may create a retaining wall by blasting the existing rock walls.

Another option includes the use of fiberglass or precasted products. These can simply be placed over top of an existing brick or wooden retaining wall to give an appearance that there exists some natural rock features.

It is a good idea to invest in a retaining wall that will stand the test of time. Ensure that the foundation for the wall is solid. Ensure that you consider all of the potential issues and address them accordingly. Slide 20 is a perfect example of what could go wrong.

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