A pond is a beautiful and practical addition to any garden. Excavating is the first step in installing one safely in your yard. Here’s what the process entails and why it’s best left to a professional.
What Is Pond Excavation?
Excavating is the removal of dirt, plant matter, and debris from a plot of land. Tools like shovels, pickaxes, and small excavation machines are used to do the job efficiently. Pond excavation requires far more than simply digging a hole, however.
How Is Excavating Done?
First, the potential site of the pond needs to be assessed. The area should be level to avoid hazardous water runoff. The dimensions of the pond—depth and diameter—should be planned in advance as these factors impact design.
Deeper ponds, for instance, need ledges along the perimeter. This way, if someone steps in by mistake, the drop-off is less dangerous. A terraced side wall is also less prone to collapse, since weight is distributed across levels.
Filters and piping also need to be taken into account during excavation. These elements keep pond water clean and create desirable aesthetic effects—like a waterfall, which needs to have water channeled up through a pipe.
An excavation expert will have the knowledge and tools to address these points. They’ll also know how to work with different types of soil—each of which presents unique challenges. For example, it’s impossible to create a natural ledge in sandy soil, but boulders can be used as a substitute.
For your excavating needs, trust Victor Enterprises in Ontario County, NY. Their experienced professionals have the skills and machinery needed to get the job done quickly and will leave your property in pristine shape. In addition to excavation and construction, this trucking and freight shipping company offers hauling and transport services. They’ve been in business for over a decade, and are a licensed and bonded company. Find out more about their excavation and construction services online or call (585) 742-2232 to discuss your next project.