Follow us beginning to end on this wonderful fountain installation project. In this article we will highlight the steps involved in installing a large basalt column fountain; from the very beginning planning stages all the way to the final product.
These homeowners knew they wanted to make a statement in front of their home. Here is the snapshot of the empty area where the fountain will be installed.
The homeowners wanted to see what the fountain would look like in front of their home. Carved Stone Creations was able to create a Photoshop rendering of this fountain in front of their home. You can see the edited image to the right.
Now that the homeowners saw how great the fountain would look like in front of their home, it was time to start the installation.
This is what the site looked like before the excavation process started:
The excavating of the fountain site begins. Crushed gravel is added along with the 4-foot buried fountain basin.
This image shows the reinforced concrete form of the fountain footing. Notice the pink rigid foam insulation. This was added to prevent slab movement from repeated freeze and thaw cycles.
Then the area around the concrete slab is filled in with the original topsoil to level the area.
A rubber pond liner is placed over the concrete slab and entire splash area of the fountain. It is sloped to drain back into the basin that was installed earlier.
Next, the basalt columns and statue piece are carefully placed on the rubber pond liner. The fountain is really starting to take shape now. The final 7-foot tall column is being installed in this picture.
Large, tumbled river pebbles are placed to cover the rubber liner and create a finished look
Here is a closer look at the completed fountain. The columns stand tall and really make a statement in front of this home.
Outdoor LED lighting was installed around the basalt columns to illuminate them at night. The lights really highlight the beauty of this fountain.