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05-10-07, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Clayton Douglas

design software for water gardens

I "googled" digital design water gardens to find some decent designware and it all seems to be that unrealistic 3D stuff, anyone heard about any program that produces natural looking results?
05-06-07, 04:09 PM
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Views: 1,971
Posted By Clayton Douglas

Concrete vs Liners

A man with experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument!

My experience over the past 26 years, with constructing well over 1,900 concrete ponds and waterfalls, one of which was 135...
01-07-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,315
Posted By Clayton Douglas

Forgot about plastic cement question.

I missed the question about plastic cement. You can use regular portland cement, it really dosen't make any difference in the strength of the concrete. I use it to make the concrete more sticky,...
01-06-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,315
Posted By Clayton Douglas

PumpGuy

Very good question. I forgot to tell you one of the most important aspects of concrete construction, the sealer. I found this product over 18 years ago called Thoroseal. There may be other equally as...
01-06-07, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,315
Posted By Clayton Douglas

PumpGuy

For that small amount of concrete you can mix it by hand in a wheelbarrow or rent a small portable mixer. Mix two 90# sacks of concrete at a time and add a couple extra shovels of plastic cement to...
01-04-07, 08:43 PM
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Views: 7,315
Posted By Clayton Douglas

Hi PumpGuy

My streams are constructed of 3/8 rebar criscrossed 10 inches on center then dobies (small 2'' square cement blocks) are used to hold the rebar off the dirt. (If the rebar is not completely covered...
01-02-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 59,031
Posted By Clayton Douglas

Dear L_Cubed, Your question, "They a good...

Dear L_Cubed,

Your question, "They a good idea or bad one?", cannot be properly answered in a couple of sentences. Here is my shocking answer to your supposedly simple question.

I am truly...
01-01-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,794
Posted By Clayton Douglas

The FallGuy

If your client is planning on building ponds, I'm sure he will be billing for more than $500.00. If so, he will be required to have a landscaping contractors license. Before he builds one waterfall...
01-01-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,794
Posted By Clayton Douglas

FallGuy

I have been building waterfalls and ponds for over 25 years (well over 1,900)
I say this not to boast, but to provide a point of reference for the reader. When I read an article like this, it lets...
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