The Cheyenne Pet Clinic Project was completed in 2014. We removed sod and rock to completely replace it with xeriscaping and a custom fire hydrant waterfall.
Basalt is a volcanic rock and one of the most common types of rock in the world. Although it is common, it is rare to find the long solid columns of basalt that we use in our products. The skin or crust on the outside of the columns will have a patina that ranges from beige to red to black and will often contain a multitude of colors. The inside of basalt is black and polishes up to a rich luster.
It is a dense crystalline material, weighing in at 188 pounds per cubic foot, about 10% heavier than granite. In the state of Washington there are many basalt column formations. In some areas the flows cooled at a relatively rapid rate, forcing them to contract which caused horizontal fracturing. This gives basalt columns their unique 5 and 6 sided shapes.
The Volk’s columns are from Idaho and are from Columbia Basin outcropping along the Columbia River.
This 2014 project consists of a FountainFalls Water Feature and a small area of xeriscaping. Sod was first removed because of poor drainage. We then edged the area and excavated for the small pond-less water feature. FountainFalls are small water features that we came up with around 2005. They are great in flat, small areas. Water flows over one or two large boulders while dropping directly into a pond-less reservior. We can build them using either fractured granite boulders or large moss rock boulders.
The materials used were:
The Terfehr Pondless waterfall was installed in August 2014.
Constructed in the Spring of 2016, this backyard hangout has a little bit of everything!
Here is the quick list:
We had a blank canvas with the Creel’s backyard. They wanted their patio larger while enjoying the peaceful sounds of a small water feature. In addition, we essentially landscaped their entire backyard..with the excellent work of Danny and his crew from Green Lawn Care, who completed the irrigation lines and the sod.
The biggest challenge for us on this project was adding additional living space while raising the elevation of the steeply sloping yard. All in all we added a large flagstone patio with a gas fire pit and a 7′ pond-less waterfall.
The Joannides Pond-less Waterfall was built in the Spring of 2014. It consists of over a 50′ stream that twists and turns through large moss boulders as it drops more the 15 vertical feet. The use of over 30 tons of boulders and buff flagstone treads, allows this natural water feature to blend right into the hillside of lodgepole pines. The large steppers wind and cross the stream in two places allowing for very close access to the feature.
The following materials were used:
Constructed in 2014, the Crock’s Pond-less Waterfall consists of a 12′ stream and waterfall. The original design had the waterfall lower in the yard. So when it was moved up on the higher side, we left the large flagstone steppers essentially in the same location. By moving the waterfall up, it made it much more visible from the deck and living space. Here are a list of the materials we used in the project.