Fountain Maintenance

Take your garden and make it spectacular with stone fountains. They are durable, unique and offer a lifetime of beauty. Get inspired with these five fountain styles:

Basalt

Basalt fountains will transform your garden into a tranquil oasis. This bubbling basalt column fountain creates a soothing sound of water that will allow you to  relax and enjoy the beauty far and near.

Animal

If you have a wild or exotic side, why not show it with a stone animal fountain? Take a trip to paradise each time you look at this spitting dolphin fountain! Handcarved from natural stone, this fountain will make you feel like you’re watching...

Spring is here and the summer months are approaching! It’s time to get your fountain ready for action. Follow these four steps to take to ensure your fountain is clean and ready for the warm weather:

1. Clean Fountain

Before you fill your fountain with water, it’s a good idea to clean the surface of your fountain. This can be done by simply spraying with a hose or scrubbing the area with nylon brush. Cleaning your fountain will get rid of dirt, bird deposits and other remnants from the colder months. Chase the dirty water out or down the fountain drain. This will keep the area clean and ready for fresh water. 

2. Clean...

There are many benefits to having a granite fountain. Granite has been used for home design and landscaping features for decades. Compared to other fountain types, such as cast stone, granite is the way to go. Here are a few benefits of having a granite fountain:

1. Durability

Granite is one of the most durable stones. Warm or cold, granite fountains will not crack like many limestone, cantera, marble or cast “stone” fountains tend to do during freeze and thaw cycles. If you live in a warm climate, a major advantage of granite fountains is low maintenance. People often use chlorine or bleach to clean their fountains. These...

Many people do not realize what a strong statement outdoor landscaping makes. The interior of your home is beautiful and well designed, so why not make your landscaping match that beauty? We offer a variety of stone accents and centerpieces that will make your landscape become a work of art. Here are three landscaping ideas for your home:

1. Fountains

Our diverse collection of fountains can add elegance to any outdoor landscaping! Our handcarved fountains complement gardens and make them stand out from the rest. Our classic acanthus leaf ornamented fountain enhances the beauty of a garden or landscape by having a petal-like basin...

Pondless water feature fountains are a wonderful addition to any landscape. They don’t require a visible pond or basin, but instead recirculates water through a hidden basin. The tranquil sound of water trickling down the fountain is relaxing as well as elegant. The process of installing a pondless water feature fountain is not as difficult as you may think when you have Carved Stone Creations at your side. We divide the process into a number of steps that are easy to follow and completed in a timely manner. The project we’re highlighting was one done in less than a day. We arrived for installation in the morning and were finished by...

Granite is one of the most popular stone types available. Learn five facts about this beautiful stone:

1. Granite is a type of igneous rock. Igneous rocks are formed from volcanic activity where the molten rock crystallizes deep below the surface with pressure and heat over millions of years. Since the stone is formed as a hot liquid, the minerals are mixed up and not in perfect layers like limestone or slate, making the stone stronger overall. Granite is mostly composed of the minerals quartz, mica and feldspar. It is harvested all over the world in many countries including Brazil, China, India, Norway and the United States.

All fountains need a basin to collect the water to be recirculated back through the fountain, but not all basins need to be visible. There are some fountain styles that are better suited for a pondless basin instead of a visible basin. Pondless basins allow the water to overflow into the ground, creating a more natural look. 

Take a look at three of our favorite pondless water feature designs:

Basalt Column

Pondless basins are perfect for fountains that have a more rustic look. The water flows over the surface of the natural rock finish on the basalt column fountain directly into the ground. The column fountain can be displayed...

Granite is one of the most durable types of stone available. It is a popular and highly recommended material for outdoor fountains. Stone fountains can be hand-carved into any design. Take a look at some of our favorite modern granite fountain designs. 

Tolken Fountain

This fountain features sleek lines and simple shapes. The water trickles down the sides of the pedestal into a square-shaped basin. This fountain is carved from Giallo Fantasia granite stone and is sure to last a lifetime. 

Take a closer look at this fountain. 

Twist Fountain

Granite twist fountains are simple, yet beautiful. This fountain features...