What to look for in a Pond Building Contractor

You’ve probably seen waterfalls you liked in nature, neighborhood entrances, or maybe a friend’s pond or water feature. And you’ve wondered about exploring options for having one built in your yard. Luxurious water features add that resort feel to any property. Yet, you wonder what questions you should ask when searching for your pond building contractor?

As with any contracted service, consider specifics about the company background such as:
-Is the contractor licensed and insured?
-How many years of experience do they have building water features?
-Does the contractor provide candid client testimonials?
-What are past clients saying in their google and other reviews?
-How do they rate with the Better Business Bureau?

Those sorts of questions are an excellent start to narrowing the selection process in identifying a qualified pond building contractor.

-Do they have photos and videos demonstrating the types of water features they typically build?
-What is their design consultation process? Can they meet with you in-person, via an online app such as zoom if you are traveling or unable to meet in person?
-Are they experts in applicable area building regulations?
-Do they have expertise in the permitting process?
-Do they own the proper construction equipment to complete a project of your complexity?
-Do they have reliable relationships for acquiring the necessary building materials and equipment unique to creating a healthy ecosystem pond such as Aquascape Inc?
-Have they received approvals from your Home Owners Association (HOA) for other pond building construction projects that they satisfactorily completed?
-Can they complete your water feature when you want it for a price you can afford?
-Do they provide quality guarantees?
-How long before they start the pond building after you sign the contract?

Ponds, waterfalls, and water features of every sort imaginable are an investment that enhances your quality of life when appropriately built by experienced and reputable pond building contractors. We encourage you to shop around and consider contractors’ reputations, knowledge, experience, and generally if you like and trust them in deciding to have them build the pond of your dreams.

And remember that for comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden and landscaping need contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online and at 904-996-0712. Earth Works operates a retail Garden Center/Plant Nursery in Jacksonville and provides landscaping, hardscaping, water features, lawn care service, lawn spraying, and drainage solutions.
Earth Works proudly serves clients in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, St. Johns, Fleming Island, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Amelia Island, Fernandina, and St. Augustine.

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Top 7 reasons to add a water feature to your yard.

#1- Whatever type of water feature you choose, Earth Works’ pond crew will make it amazing.

From a small fountain on your patio to an in-ground pond with exotic koi fish, colored lights and fountains, experts at Earth Works will find a water feature option that fits your budget and lifestyle while beautifying your surroundings. Our landscape professionals focus on making sure you get what you’re looking for, help you choose a location and with a pond kit, and install your pond from start to finish. Custom options are almost limitless with your choice of stone, lights, fountains, fish, foliage, waterfalls and water plants. You can even add a patio, fire pit, and pergola so you can enjoy your outdoor space and pond year-round.

#2 – Not ready to go the whole hog with an in-ground pond? Start small with a miniature Water Garden or Patio Pond that you can easily set up yourself! We offer a variety of Patio Ponds ready to go home

We offer a variety of Patio Ponds ready to go home with you and immediately brighten up your outdoor living space. Patio Ponds can even sustain small water gardens and certain types of fish for the full “pond experience” on a micro-level. Relaxing on your patio with your Patio Pond adds an artistic centerpiece and the calming sound of moving water.

#3- Contrary to popular belief, having your own pond ADDS to your quality of life and maintenance is a snap!

Often homeowners shy away from adding a water feature to their landscape because there’s a misconception that ponds require a lot of maintenance. Earth Works’ landscaping professionals work with you to pick the right location on your property to install your pond based on your size specifications with a quality pond kit (filtration & pump system, liner, and more depending on what custom features you choose), and your new, beautiful pond is ready to show off to your friends and neighbors! Our Earth Works landscapers will show you how easy it is to maintain your own pond. We’ll always be there for you to answer any questions or help you need after the installation is complete.

#4- In-ground water features like ponds add curb appeal and value to your home.

Besides making your neighbors jealous, your new pond can actually increase curb appeal and add value to your home when it comes time to sell as part of a well-landscaped property. Good, maintained landscaping can add up to 12 to 15 percent to your property’s value!

#5- The relaxing sound of cool running water on a hot summer day.

Free-standing fountain, water garden or in-ground pond, stream or waterfall, there’s nothing like a lounge chair in the shade, enjoying a fresh cold beverage, basking in the ambiance of the cool sounds of running water in your dream backyard during the dog days of summer.

#6 – Water features attract visitors, like birds and butterflies.

Not only can you choose from a huge variety of water plants at Earth Works for your pond, bathing birds and thirsty butterflies come along for free! When you add a new waterscape in your yard, you create a new ecosystem that brings new, lovely visitors to further enrich and beautify your outdoor space.

#7 – Looking for an accent piece for your garden?

A fountain is a great solution that’s much more unique than your average garden gnome. Plus, fountains come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and even more awesome, you get the relaxing sound of falling water. There’s even a new fountain called a Fire Fountain, and yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A fountain with fire in the middle! Whatever your preference, a fountain’s sure to add something special to your outdoor space.

Ready to pull the trigger and get that pond you’ve always wanted?
Call 904-996-0712 or stop by our shop located at 12501 Beach Blvd and we’ll help you make your dream backyard happen!

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