POND DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

The staff at Cason & Associates have helped many people realize the dream of having their own pond. A properly designed and constructed pond will provide you and your family with many years of enjoyment and relaxation. A well-constructed pond will add considerable value to your estate as well. Many people consider adding a pond to their property an excellent investment that pays for itself in increased real estate values.

The professional design services offered by Cason & Associates are well worth the money. Poorly designed and built ponds can mean increased maintenance and decreased recreational, aesthetic and property value. Believe it or not, we have more requests for fixing poorly designed ponds than we do for new pond construction.

If you need someone to take your pond project from start to finish, or if you plan to dig your own pond and just need to talk about ideas for a couple of hours, Cason & Associates is here to help.

 

We offer the following services:

POND DESIGN CONSULTATION

 

Many people ask "how much will it cost to put a half-acre pond on my property?” 

 

The truth is, there is no quick and easy answer to such a question.  There are too many variables in pond construction to consider before we can provide an estimate, such as:

  • What is the function of the pond:

    • Fishing, swimming or for wildlife?

  • What are the soil types?

  • Is there bedrock?

  • Where is the water table?

  • Will the basin need de-watering during construction?

  • Can the excavated material be placed nearby, or will it have to be loaded on trucks and hauled away?

  • Will permits be needed?

  • Will a wetland delineation be needed?

  • Will the pond need a liner?

  • Will it need a well?

  • What kind of features will the pond have:

    • A beach, a waterfall, rip-rap, a foot bridge, native aquatic plantings, terrestrial plantings around the pond, aeration, fish habitat structures, fish stocking, a dock, etc?

 

All of these variables will have a dramatic impact on the cost of pond construction. In order to answer these questions, we need to research, dig test holes, take measurements and design plans.  A pond design consultation is the starting point for answering the questions about the feasibility of putting a pond on your property.

During a pond design consultation, we begin by sitting down with you to discuss what you have in mind for a pond and what your ultimate goals for the project are. Next, we evaluate the pond site and spoil sites for construction feasibility. Once a site is identified, we GPS the area you have in mind for the pond and calculate the surface area. We will then discuss permitting needs for the project, and conclude with a discussion of factors that may affect pond construction costs, pond maintenance needs, and the next steps in the process.

Next, we may need to return to the site with a backhoe to dig test holes. If the site and design appear feasible, we will stake and survey the site and prepare pond design plans that meet your goals. If permits are needed, we will submit those applications on your behalf.

 

Once we have the measurements, test holes and design, we will finally have all of the information needed to answer the question of exactly how much it will cost to construct a pond on your property.

While we will provide you with a rough idea of pond construction costs at the conclusion of a pond design consultation, a lot of variables must be considered before a firm estimate is obtained. Our goal with initial consultations is to help you consider all of the aspects of what goes into building a pond so that construction goes smoothly, the project is compliant with regulations and the finished project meets your goals and provides you with enjoyment for many years to come.

Interested in learning more?

Contact us to learn more about pond construction and to schedule a consultation to see if a pond is feasible for your property.

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