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The type of Houston pond construction you need depends on your goals. Here are some of our customer’s top reasons:
- It might be a low area that holds water and is wet the majority of the year
- Moving dirt to build your house pad or to fill in low areas on the property
- Fishing pond installation
- Swimming hole for you or watering hole for your livestock
- Enhance the beauty of your property
- To attract wild life
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Pond Installation Types
Dean Land Clearing has the equipment, knowledge, and manpower to easily handle your Houston pond construction. We also can reconstruct an eroded pond and bring it back to life. Furthermore, we have bulldozers, track hoes, scraper pan tractors, dump trucks and other equipment suited for your job to dig the pond to complement your property.
The most cost-effective site for a pond is where you can use the topography to your advantage. In and around Houston, the gently sloping land offers several advantages: it channels runoff surface water towards a pond; the water table is closer for spring-fed or pumped water; and it there’s less volume of dirt to excavate. Reducing dirt volume to excavate is especially important if you need to build a low dam, which is significantly more expensive than excavating a basin.
After an appropriate spot is chosen, the land needs to be cleared of trees and stumps. We even take of all debris removal so your pond site has a fresh and beautiful start.
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Ponds don’t have to be dug very deep. A deep pond of 18 feet will accommodate both cold and warm water fish. It allows sunlight 12 feet deep into the pond to promote shallow growing vegetation. This supplies oxygen for aquatic wildlife. Shallow areas can be made into quality wildlife habitats, which also reduces digging expenses. So medium size ponds give you a great area to promote fish populations for recreational purposes. Having the right excavation equipment for pond digging also reduces costs.
Imported clay soil and perhaps other sealants may be needed, unless the pond is excavated from an area of tight clay. So even if your basin is clay, it will may require compacting. A general rule of thumb to determine if your pond will support water is to grab a small handful of the excavated basin soil and roll it into the shape of a pencil. If it bends before breaking, the clay should provide a seal.
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