Septic/Stormwater/ Excavation/ Landscaping Project
These customers were renovating their home and building an addition on a beautiful wooded property near Ridley Creek State Park. We designed and installed a new septic system and stormwater system to handle the runoff from the new addition and patio areas. We also excavated for the new addition, which was quite an undertaking as we had to bring in a blasting specialist to blast and break the Volkswagon- sized boulder typical of the area. We used the blasted/excavated rock to build a natural retaining wall around the new patio using selected pieces of rock to create a pond-less waterfall. The waterfall pond never needs refilling as it actually receives storm water runoff from the new addition downspouts and new patio, keeping it constantly full, with all of the overflow water piped to a newly installed storm water seepage pit.
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Talk about making lemonade out of lemons- once we were able to blast and excavate all the boulders for this house addition, we used the rock to create a much needed retaining wall around the patio with a built-in pond-less waterfall
We designed the pond-less retention area hidden under the riverstone surfaceto catch all the runoff from the new paver patio, drainage piping behind the new boulder retaining wall and new downspouts. This runoff keeps the waterfall constantly full, without having to refill due to evaporation, and all of the excess runoff is piped to a storm water seepage pit in the back of the property.
Peaceful waters by the patio