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Old 12-29-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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Can anybody tell me how I can keep the rain water from washing away my little pond walls here?
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:53 AM   #2
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Dangit, pics won't load!
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What are they made of?
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtN...ApbYOPx-NjcVAA

This guy has covered a lot of situations on his channel. I am not sure what you are up against without the pictures posted, but I would think you could find something that applies here.
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Trying again.. ok well I guess it's not going to show up.
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Awesome huh?
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Trying again.. ok well I guess it's not going to show up.
Too bad, that was the skinny dipping one, too.
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Flex Seal?
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The walls are made of dirt and I sent the photos to a friend and tried to upload them from his computer and it said a token was missing and to contact admin.. anyone else having a problem loading pics?

Just tried to attach pic to this post and it said it uploaded successfully but I have my doubts. And yes it WAS the skinny dipping one! Davis quit looking thru my phone!
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Lol. If it came in 55 gallon barrels, I'd still need 55 of them! And is that fish friendly?

I'm thinking if I dig the walls more straight up and down? vs the 45 degree angle.. but the land is so sandy. That red sand that when it's wet, you sink to your knees in it.
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/PhMiLjGejFc3SJ6g6

Maybe this will work
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Worked.

Anything that liquifies when it rains isn't going to work well. The angle of repose for the stuff is going to make the wall go flat, no matter how steep or shallow the bank is.
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Davis you know I don't speak French. What the hell are you saying?
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Put a ball of that red sandy mud on the ground and water it, and ut flattens out. It will make some angle with the ground, and that's the angle of repose for what you're doing.

Using it to keep back water is even worse, you'll have water seeping through it and the force of the water trying to push it over.

You can make it out of rock and gravel, then line the inside with clay or pond liner. Either will keep water from coming through.

Put some topsoil on it, and plant whatever works for ground cover in that location to control erosion.

I never did one if these in Texas, so there are probably local tips and tricks to help you out, I just don't know them.
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pond isn't that big. you want it to retain water all the time? not going to be very deep on left side unless pics are deceiving.

wont trees die being in water? here they would.

if it's a pond you want, take the trees out and either put in compacted two foot thick clay liner, or a bio liner like they use to line sewer lagoons

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As dayexco said, unless you've got a clay liner, you're not going to hold water. Betonite clay can be purchased to line your pond, but it's not going to be cheap.
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TPO was designed for pond liner before it was used on roofs.
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I agree, clay liner or synthetic pond liner. Get those trees out. Either way I would reinforce the embankments with heavy stone of some sort.

I once used the term "angle of repose" in a conversation with one of my GC's. He is a very smart, well educated fella and I have a great deal of respect for him.....

He thought I made the term up, as he had never heard of such a thing. I had to refer him to the internet to prove it was a real thing.



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