Majority of lake excavation is complete. Seeding of the edges and dam underway. The lake is now ready for fish habitat.
New grass starting to grow on the banks of the finished lake. Grass is critical for erosion control.
Construction of roads which provide all weather access is important and takes skill.
All weather access road with properly sized culvert. Previous creek crossings at this location washed out every spring due to improper engineering.
Lake side infrastructure is best done before the lake fills. This requires pre-planning and scheduling and an eye toward how the structure will fit in when completed.
Aerators are added to the bottom of the lake to improve fish habitat.
Stocking the new lake with fish.
The lake is filling to capacity. Enjoy your new lake!
A properly constructed fishing and recreation lake adds value to your property and pleasure to your life.
It is common to see lakes which were not constructed properly. This lake was constructed improperly. It leaked and was not deep enough. The original contractor did not save the topsoil, creating a poor grass-growing environment.
Surveying for your new lake.
Proper engineering plays a big part in constructing a great lake.
Nothing left to chance! If the water holding capacity of the soil is questionable, we call in the pros with the core drilling machine.
Make sure you use the right equipment.
A contractor with the right equipment for the job is a must!
Pay me now... or pay me later?
Experience, engineering and the proper equipment will mean you don't have to go in and re-do your project at a later date.
Doing the job right - Start to Finish.
Most people do not even think about anything past the major construction event. The proper amount of topsoil on your dam and lake edges is necessary to provide a good environment for a lush carpet of grass. This step is CRUCIAL to prevent erosion and a muddy lake.
Sculpting the edges of the lake.
A variety of equipment is needed to do a proper job. Here, our small dozer is finish grading. We see lakes all the time with banks and dams that are too steep to mow!
Large rocks are delivered from Colorado.
The decorative rock will highlight the many features that will include rock waterfalls, walls and waterways.
Walkways, firepit and a gazebo will be constructed at Lake 3. A custom made bridge will connect the island to the shore.
Lakeside gazebo and fire pit on Lake 3. When the project was in its' initial stages, there was no Lake 3. Gives you an idea of how the project evolves over time with a good contractor.
Lake gazebo on the island
Lake 1 will have rock areas with rip rap at the head of the lake,, water falls and rock retaining walls.
Lake 1 retaining wall.
Retaining walls and rip rap placed on Lake 1.
Lake 3 - Gazebo and firepit construction on island.