Contracted to renovate the existing deck, add a new patio area and create a new water feature beside the client’s waterfront home. The large existing deck with hot tub area was rotting and the deck size was now too large since the children had moved out. The old deck was demolished and the hot tub recycled.
A new landscape design was approved for the construction of a smaller deck and patio that would cover the same square footage as the previous deck. A gentle stream originating from an elevated area adjacent to the new deck would feed into a lower pond by way of a double waterfall. This feature would become the owners favourite feature of the garden space. The waterfalls, stream and ponds were constructed using natural blasted stones set atop a heavy rubber liner and felt underlay.
The construction of this water feature was fun and challenging because it allowed for a great deal of creativity. Building the double falls was something I had not seen before and I was eager to see it spring to life. The area surrounding the upper stream and first falls was planted with low-growing material so as not to obstruct the views of the water from the home or the deck.
Brian has the ability to see the end result and make decisions that effectively work towards that vision as the project evolves.Homeowner