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help with pond?
#96778 February 15th, 2007 at 03:41 PM
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I am trying to build a water feature in my garden. i have a flower bed that was originally surrounded by red bricks (about 3 rows high and cemented). if i cement the base of this bed and assume the bricks are properly cemented, would it work as a water feature? have some slate that i was hoping to use as a simple waterfall into the 'pond'. suggestions?
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#96779 February 15th, 2007 at 05:05 PM
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I am not into ponds' exactly..
But we do have many members' who are..
and I am sure someone can/will come thru and
lend you a tip or two on your question..

In the meantime while you're waiting a bit...
There's another poster in your country who is in
the process of building a pond..
Take a peak thru his post and I will PM him and see if he is still available to maybe make a comment or hint about what he's done and that may help you in your pond adventure...

My watergarden im currently building at present by David Mack
in Kilkenny rep of Ireland

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#96780 February 15th, 2007 at 05:12 PM
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if i cement the base of this bed and assume the bricks are properly cemented, would it work as a water feature?
Are you planning on putting a liner in it?

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#96781 February 16th, 2007 at 02:54 PM
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A liner would help. If it is not cemented properly it would hold the water. Even if it is not leaking now, cement does tend to crack and develop leaks. And theres nothing worse than waking up to and empty pond!

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I would go the liner route just to be sure that it's not going to leak down the road.

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#96783 February 16th, 2007 at 09:48 PM
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certainly not,concrete no matter how well you prepare and waterproof it,eventually overtime you get cracks and leaks,a butyl liner will serve you well,its a life time job,very flexible and easy to work with.
How big is this feature?
yes slate is a very good material for waterfalls,especially as a spill stone.

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#96784 February 16th, 2007 at 09:51 PM
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http://www.linklux.com/

heres a link to peter mays site,hes helped me out a lot with advice,his site has loads of ideas and info,check it out!


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