Project listing of SoilMovers LLC lake building, rural ranch retreats and excavation jobs.
SoilMovers LLC has been building premium water projects for over 10 years as the primary contractor on the job. Our jobs have ranged from minor adjustments and clean up of existing rural lake properties all the way up to large tracts of land with zero existing improvement. We have unloaded our bulldozers on the public road and actually had to build the first access to the property from that point.
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Plastic Lake Liner Construction Near Burnet, TX
The land tract is approximately 200 acres of typical Texas Hill Country, a rolling topography with rock, brush and scattered oak trees. The project goal was to divert rain water runoff that was sheeting across the ground and threatening the house located down slope.
I see these types of problems all across the country. In most cases the problem is the result of poor, uninformed planning on the part of the landowner or urban development in a close proximity to the effected site which catastrophically effects drainage on surrounding properties. In this case the house was located in a flat water runoff area and was constructed with poor elevation and drainage techniques.
Lake Renovation and Upgrade Near Ranger TX,
This land tract is approximately 165 acres located near Ranger, West Texas. Terrain is a typical North Texas rolling landscape with a primary cover of oak trees in varying sizes supported by an average yearly rainfall of 29 inches. The soils are sandy loam on top with layers of clay and some rock. The project goal was to renovate an existing 2 surface acre pond/lake/tank into a more aesthetic area with proper depths for fishing and recreation.
A challenging clearing and lake building infrastructure project near Madisonville, TX
This land tract is approximately 800 acres high fenced located near Madisonville, TX. The terrain is rolling with some significant elevation changes for the area. The vegetation is dense with brush 8-10 feet high and mostly pine trees averaging 60 to +100 feet in height. Logging roads are the only means of traversing the interior of the property. There are no existing bodies of water on the property. The project goal is to create a lake of at least 5 acres on this site.
The landowner has spent several years evaluating the property and settled on an area to build the lake along an existing creek. The watershed coming through this area is estimated at several hundred acres with an annual rainfall in this region of Texas of more than 40 inches. Core borings done at multiple locations within this site revealed varying soils of sand, clay and groundwater. Consequently a worst case scenario of using a plastic liner to hold the water is a possibility.
Read more about this Piney Woods Texas lake building project here.
West Texas lake renovation near Abilene, TX
The current project near Abilene, Texas is a 400 acre tract of land that covers a creek bottom as well as a relatively high ridge. When it comes to land, large mature trees are always a great aesthetic feature to build on but hard to come by in areas where the annual rainfall is not over 28 inches. With an average rainfall of only 24 inches this land tract is mostly covered with mesquite and cedar, surrounded by open farmland that is relatively flat. The only thing going for this piece of Texas dirt is an existing spring fed lake that is generic in design and the ridge that it is situated on. The fascinating part of this unique project are the springs that materialized on TOP of the ridge.
Read about this lake renovation project in West Texas
The site is an organic livestock farm of approximately 100 acres located near Austin TX. The project goal is to build a lake/water reservoir that will serve three primary purposes:
1- A reliable water source for the farm in an area where water wells are not obtainable.
2- A recreational site for the family.
3- Increase the overall land value by creating a water feature that blends with the landscape and adds considerable aesthetic value to the property. In many cases such as this, project expenditures can easily return 2X in added value.
The problems associated with the project are:
1- Designing the site to fit the landscape and compliment the architecturally designed structures that are already in place.
2- Difficult soils that include sand, clay, rock and vast amounts of deep mud from an existing failed tank.
3- Clever and proper placement of the spoils dirt generated by the excavation for depth process. (continue reading)
Mason County Texas leaking lake repair and expansion. The land tract is approximately 500 acres located in Mason County Texas. The land is rolling with dynamic elevation changes and granite outcroppings. Mature oak trees and mesquites are the primary vegetation. The project is expanding an existing tank to approximately one surface acre and installing a plastic liner to make the pond hold water. The first order of business is to clear the mesquite trees so as to enhance the existing oak trees and to get a better idea on how to design the project. One of the primary challenges associated with the project (continue reading)
Double Lake Build plus Infrastructure – North Zulch, Texas. The rural land tract is 160 +/- acres located close to North Zulch, Texas. The terrain is mildly rolling with limited elevation changes for drainage and challenging soils for pond and lake building. The vegetation ranges from hay meadows and open pasture with mesquite trees to heavily wooded areas of primarily oak and elm trees. There are several houses and structures scattered across the property so design quality along with logistic viability are paramount for this lake building project. Two lakes will be built on the property. Read more ……..
Large North Texas Recreation Lake, Hopkins County Read more……
Swim and Fish Recreation Lake north of Conroe,TX. Improving and enlarging an existing leaking lake with a plastic liner. Read more…
67 acre property in the Conroe, TX area that will be developed as an arboretum with a 3 acre liner lake as the centerpiece. Read more….
An A to Z project southeast of Waco. Clearing, roads, home site, lake renovation and new lake construction. Read more …..
Fredericksburg Hill Country Lake Retreat. The building of an approximately 2 acre plastic liner lake on the owner’s rural lake retreat property in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. Read more……
North Texas triple recreation lake project. A project in North Texas that will include 3 lakes with plastic liners, roads and multiple house sites on a 30 acre property. More here….
Central Texas Country Lake Retreat — Central Texas lake liner construction and extensive infrastructure- North of Bryan, TX. More here…….
Near Newton in the East Texas Piney Woods – Complete Infrastructure Project and Large Recreation Lake. —
One of our favorite types of project… Take 650 acres of raw pine timberland and transform it into a weekend getaway for 2 families from the Houston area. Read more…
Brenham, TX Lake Renovation and New Lake Construction. An improperly constructed, leaking lake is renovated and repaired. A 4 acre fishing recreation lake is added to the Central Texas property. Read more……
Lake Renovation – Sulphur Springs, TX. Start with two small ugly ornamental lakes, demolish an old barn that is falling down and join the two small ponds together. Add some privacy and the transformation is startling! Read more ……….
Trophy Fishing Lake – Oakwood, TX . This fishing lake project was built on a first class working cattle ranch of over 17,000 acres. Situated in the flood plain of the Trinity River, it provided a great location to construct a first rate feature fishing lake for our client. Read more …….
Lake Renovation and Plastic Liner Installation near Coleman, TX. How many times have we talked about doing it right the first time? This small lake has never held water even after 3 attempts have been made to ‘fix’ it; including the use of bentonite clay with no success. We will re-shape the lake to make it more attractive, enlarge it slightly and put in a plastic lake liner. Read more……..
Capital Improvement Project- Huntsville, TX. A large lake project Soilmovers LLC undertook involving the construction of 3 lakes and extensive road building, drainage correction and land clearing on a high fenced 800 acre hunting preserve. The picture at the top of this page is also from this lake building project. Read more……..
Fishing Lake Construction Project — Near Hamilton, TX. A large fishing lake at the foot of a spectacular ridge in rough and rocky brush country. The client plans to build a home on top of the high ridge and will have a million dollar view. More here…………
Multi Use Lake Construction Project – Graford,TX
An ambitious project involving the construction of 6 lakes. 3 of the lakes were placed upstream of the showcase lake to provide stock water and filtration of the water flowing into the showcase lake. This greatly reduces silting of the main lake. One lake was constructed in a remote area of the tract to provide stock water and the last lake was constructed specifically as a duck hunting venue. Water for stock is extremely important in this area as there is no ground water readily available. Read more………
Project Archives prior to 2006