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Old 12-31-2018, 02:30 AM   #21
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I talked to my friend tonight so I could get more, correct info about it so you all could better advise me. I may have misunderstood what she was saying at first.. I thought she was complaining about the walls of the pond washing away, but she's more concerned about the sand from all around filling the hole back up.

But to clarify the pond issue, there are natural springs under each pond that keep them full of water, it's not technically a man-made pond. I don't know how deep it is, but everyone says "it's pretty deep". Lol

From the looks of it I'd say there was about 3-4 feet of water in it at the time of the picture, but everyone else says it's over 6 feet. They know more than I do about it.
The pond on the left side is a different spring and it fills up much faster than the one I took the better pic of. That's why we put that black tube under the little passageway... So it would run off into the other pond...plus it keeps from washing over the road there so we can get to the rest of the land.

I was wondering about the trees being in water like that but seeing how they have been there for 100 years and are rooted further down, wouldn't they be used to all that water? I don't know hell, they could be rotting as we speak but I thought as long as they were rooted, they wouldn't rot.

This is just my friends house, it's not a job... But we have had all sorts of land surveyors and engineers and stuff out there. Her daddy lives just down the street and he owns the trash service & landfill in that city so he's no dummy when it comes to digging. He's literally demoed and burried entire houses, furniture and all and built new ones right on top. Point being, were not totally thumbs up our asses randomly digging out here.

The whole place is nothing but sugar sand. They had to haul a thousand truckloads of dirt in just so they could build the house there.

But I told her what y'all said about the grass, ground cover and rocks and she said they have tried the first 2 but the damn rain washes it away before anything can take root.

I told her, well there's a possibility of 10,000 contractors that might read this so i know SOMEone out there has done the troubleshooting.

I think her only real option is to haul more dirt in and put that on top of the sand then seed it..

But we're still open to suggestions...
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:45 AM   #22
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i saw a product called "concrete cloth" spec'd on a job to stabilize sandy soil on a retention pond.

there are other geo-tech materials & methods available.

rip rap?, gunite?

maybe consult a landscape architect, geo-tech guy/soils engineer.

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https://www.flexamat.com/

I have not used it personally, but it could be the product to solve the issues.
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Can't really fix it if you don't know for sure what the problem is...

If erosion is the problem, you'll be looking for erosion control.
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Can't really fix it if you don't know for sure what the problem is...

If erosion is the problem, you'll be looking for erosion control.
Sounds more like a silting problem than a leaking problem if it's being filled by springs.

A berm to divert water around the pond will help that.
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I can’t help. After “skinny dipping” photos, I got foggy brained.


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Harold was the one skinny dipping!
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Oh and thanks for the last few replies, I sent my friend a screenshot of them and she said thanks! She is going to check out all the products mentioned..
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Personally, I thought it was a great pose, you should put it on your website.
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Oh and thanks for the last few replies, I sent my friend a screenshot of them and she said thanks! She is going to check out all the products mentioned..
They use all kinds of high teck methods over here to get growth on hills. We are a land of mudslides. I can't seem to find anything on the net tho..What I see the most is a burlap type stuff they roll out and it has seeds in it and once it grows the burlap rots away.
There are trees that grow in the wet. The Florida everglades are full of them. Cypress is one of them...
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Where she is, cottonwoods and willows will grow right next to a pond like that.

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