Building a pond is not as easy as saying “I’m going to build a pond down in the lower forty acres”. A properly built pond will need to adhere to certain principles. It is actually a systematic process that is not so different than building a house or any other structure. As you will see, building a functional pond requires a lot more than just digging a hole and filling it with water and fish.
That’s where J R Graham Construction Company, Inc. can help. We can guide you through the entire process of constructing a beautiful, functional and easy-to-maintain pond.
Following are just a few of the ways J R Graham Construction Company, Inc. can guide you and make your pond building experience a success.
- Inspect the area in which you wish to build your pond. Many things here have to be taken into consideration before digging ever begins. The topography for the location of your pond must be determined. The area must be suitable for damming the water that will fill your pond.
- Determine and locate the water supply source for your pond. You will need to determine if your pond will be fed by streams, wells or surface water being diverted to you pond.
- Determine the type of soil you have in the area where your pond will be built. The best type of soil is a clay based soil. Without the proper soil you may be fighting a losing battle due to the inability to ever fill the pond or even keep it filled during dry seasons.
- Determine the size and depth of your pond. To begin with, you will need to determine what the pond will be used for. Once all the uses of the pond have been established, the proper size pond that will fit your needs, as well as will fit within the buildable area on the pond site, can be decided.
Now that you have located a suitable pond site on your property, it’s time to start building. Again, that’s where the experienced staff at J R Graham Construction Company, Inc. can step-up and deliver the end product you are now so excited about. You can contract with J R Graham Construction Company, Inc. knowing your pond will be built to specifications, equal to your expectations, on time and within budget.