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    Thread: BWK pond build

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      BWK pond build

      The permits are in hand and construction has begun on the Haldan Addition/Koi Pond.

      I have been hired to oversee the pond construction, along with, designing the filter system and its installation. My client had already selected his General Contractor for the addition portion of the job otherwise I could have had the whole job.

      I will post more information on the pond specs soon along with more progress photos.
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      WOW what a great spot.
      Looks like your going after it the right way right away. Congrats on that.

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      Oh this will be a fun one to watch go up!....thanks for letting us see

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      WOW, this is going to be nice.

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      We got us a big build to watch. That's quite a beautiful spot, but the terrain looks treacherous.
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      What's the volume of the pond going to be?

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      Hey Kent,

      The inside dimensions of the pond are approximately 10' x 20' x 8' which is about 12,000gal.

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      Pond Desciption

      Here are a few details of the Haldan pond.

      If you look at the last picture you will see a 1"x4" that is nailed to the back of the house (the horizontal one that passes over the tall/narrow window).

      That 1x represents the level of the concrete slab that will surround the pond. The pond will rise 18" above this slab.

      The window that it passes over is in the existing stair landing and will be changed to a door, there will be an approx 8' bridge that connects the house to the concrete slab.

      That's correct! Most of this pond will be above grade, in fact it will only be dug into grade about 2'.

      The concrete slab will be poured on steel decking (simular to commercial buildings)that is attached to the pond walls, with the filter room being underneath near the waterfall. On the east side(near the bridge), under the slab there will be a veiwing room where you can watch the fish through a large window. The floors of these rooms are actually 9" below the floor of the pond.

      One thing we have'nt figured out yet is how to incorporate an automatic cover, similar to those used on pools, that would look good.

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      Footings for the retaining walls got poured on Sat.. Good thing, we're suppose to get alot of rain Thurs.

      More pictures and filtration info to come.

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      Retaining walls

      After nearly 15 days of rain the retaining walls where shotcreted today

      Excavation for the pond will begin next weekend. after that the forms for the outside of the pond will be stood, rebar added, then more shotcrete.
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      Nice...what's going in the space where the ladder is?

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      Quote Originally Posted by aartwmich View Post
      Nice...what's going in the space where the ladder is?
      That area is actually crawl space, there will be living space above.

      The stem walls for the foundation have not been poured yet to provide access for the pond construction. After the pond has been dug and the walls shotcreted, the foundation walls for the home addition can go in.

      The only access, for equipment, is from one side of the house, so all excavation and concrete work had to bee done from the furthest point back.


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      In te resting......looking foward to watching this all come together. Hopefully you can continue to provide us with pics.

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      Excavation has begun

      The dig for the pond has begun, might take two days.

      I will lay the bottm drains in on Thurs., before they pour the sub-slab, that will help hold the vertical steel for the walls.
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      Cool..is that you driving the backhoe?

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      Quote Originally Posted by aartwmich View Post
      Cool..is that you driving the backhoe?
      No, the guy on the excavator and the guy on the left with the beanie are sub-contractors doing the excavation. The guy in the middle, with the dredlocks, is Tim, he's the lead carpenter on the remodel. The guy on the right is Allen, he's the General Contractor.

      I'm taking the picture.

      I plan on taking lots of pictures during constuction because I think this is a pretty unique pond build and I would like to share it with everyone.


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      Ahhhhh, A new pond close by in Santa Rosa. Sounds like a field trip is coming up this spring!
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      That would be Keep watching the thread for updates, then let me know when you want to come up.


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      Glad to see the retaining walls up and the dig starting. Gonna be good.
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