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      Sorry I do not have any pics of the building of the rocks .
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      Quote Originally Posted by Brad Koikichi
      Sorry I do not have any pics of the building of the rocks .
      yes Brad, it will take some digging, but I'll find them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Brad Koikichi
      Yes they are structurally sound I am 250 lbs and have foux rocks at both ends of my pond and we sit ,stand even had two people 450+ lbs worth of koi viewers standing on one of them, Frank M of this board bent up the rebar, pencil rod and formed the metal lathe and showed me how to apply the base coat and finish .Then he told me use your imagination on the colors so Staining is a technique I needed to practice on but I finally got what I was looking for.
      Frank takes #3 rebar and bends them to make a shape. then he attaches metal lathe. He then applies a coat of cement, he applies 3 to 4 coats of cement during this process. Then he uses water tight to seal the concrete. He then makes a thin coat of plaster he applies it with a sponge and bag technique. After it dries he applies a coat of block A ( another water sealer). He then uses concrete stain he sprays it on with a sprayer. He does several different colors to ge the correct color affects. I will post some pics when I get home from work.
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      Is there a company on-line that sells "quality" artificial rocks designed to withstand constant contact with water if partially submerged?

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      Google for urdls waterfall creations.
      I went to put a lifting strap on one and found out it was fake.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Woollum
      Is there a company on-line that sells "quality" artificial rocks designed to withstand constant contact with water if partially submerged?
      Here's two sites that sells them.
      http://www.pondsolutions.com/stone-covers.htm
      http://www.midwestinternetsales.com/...=googFakeRocks
      It's a lot cheaper to make them yourself.

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      ricorock.com is another
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      Billy,

      How is the Gazebo coming?

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      Hey, can rocks made like this be submerged? Can you use this method to build pond walls?

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      I have ony used this method to conceal the pond liner on the edge. How would you seal the walls?
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      Hey, can rocks made like this be submerged? Can you use this method to build pond walls?

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      my pond is "linered" but i thought this fake rock method could be used to build a fake wall - over the liner.

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      I don't see why it would not work given the proper time to cure. Maybe some of the concrete experts here can answer better. I have just used it over the edge. The reflection in the water gives the appearance of all rock.

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      It's almost finished. I will post a picture today in a new thread.

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      How is the Gazebo coming?

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      Yes and yes.

      Quote Originally Posted by prensum
      Hey, can rocks made like this be submerged? Can you use this method to build pond walls?

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      I don't have concrete walls in my pond but I do have them in my waterfall pools. After I finished my waterfalls I did a test run and had small leaks between the pools and the spillway rocks. I drained the waterfall pools and let them dry. I then mixed a slurry of portland cement and Acrylic Concrete Admix Fortifier. I gave the waterfall pools and the spillway rocks two coats of this mixture. It is now as waterproof as a frogs butt.

      Quote Originally Posted by khoffman19
      I don't see why it would not work given the proper time to cure. Maybe some of the concrete experts here can answer better. I have just used it over the edge. The reflection in the water gives the appearance of all rock.

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      Prensum,

      Billy is definately your expert.


      Billy,
      In your new thread will you include start to finish? IMHO, the info you have shared in this thread needs to be in the library. I keep refering back to this one. I am going to try that slurry in my waterfall pond..

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      I'll check my notes later and give you the exact amounts of materials in the slurry.
      You might find some info in these threads.
      http://koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7771

      http://koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6495

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      Prensum,

      Billy is definately your expert.


      Billy,
      In your new thread will you include start to finish? IMHO, the info you have shared in this thread needs to be in the library. I keep refering back to this one. I am going to try that slurry in my waterfall pond..

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      waterproofing

      The waterproofing slurry.
      2 parts Acrylic Concrete Admix Fortifier
      3 parts Portland cement
      Mix this well and let set for 10 minutes.
      Then mix it again making sure you don't have any lumps.
      Use a paint brush and cover all of the areas that will come in contact with water. Make sure you cover areas where splashing of water may occur and overflow points. The next day apply another coat.
      Let dry for a couple of days, fill and enjoy your water feature.

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