Our client was remodeling their house and adding a large screened porch. Our design for the landscaping included new stone walls along with the new plantings. The client expressed a
desire for a small water feature that could be enjoyed both in the garden as well as from the screened porch. We presented the idea for a small pool with 3 copper spouts pouring out of the retaining wall. As you can see in the photo, the final feature both blends in with the landscaping as well as attracts attention. Looking closely at the photo, you will notice that there is no visible evidence of liner, wires, pump, UV clarifier, or conduits. Also hidden from view are accessible ball valves in the wall to balance the individual flow to each spout. We thoroughly planned this feature out in order to hide all necessary equipment and the less attractive, yet necessary elements. We custom made the 2" copper spouts that exit the wall. Our electrician wired the pump and the submerged light to switches that are controlled from inside the porch. Our clients are able to turn on and off their feature when they desire, even if it is only while they enjoy their dinner while enjoying the sound of water.
The view from inside the porch was taken after installation was complete. The detail shot was taken 2 years after installation.
Commented on Dec 05, 2011
Thanks ST. I really like your use of the copper spouts - simple and elegant.
rubber gasket. It is an easy to apply, two component caulking called 'Polyurea' available at Sherwin Williams. It is self-leveling which means it flows to fill the crack and levels at the top. This means it smooths itself out. It is a commercial grade product but all you will need to use it is a heavy-duty caulk gun. It is best to have a recently washed driveway and you need to remove any old failed crack fillers. It is important to caulk driveway cracks. If you don't, the
edges will break off the cracks, forming little pot holes of ever increasing size.
Commented on Aug 05, 2011
Would you still need to use backer rod for larger cracks?
Be cautious in selecting a person or company to remove this tree. If the tree falls on your or
a neighbor's home and the contractor does not have insurance, you amy be left holding the bag. Also if the contractor or his employee is injured you may be liable as well. Only deal with established companies when the job has this kind of potential hazards. Make sure you see current proof of insurance.