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#367895 03/04/14 04:20 PM
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Hello,

I have been on this site for a long time and just joined. there is a ton of information that I hope to utilize here one day. My first question is where can I find a reputable excavating company in central Indiana that builds ponds, and will come take a look at the site I have to build a pond?

a little background info... there is an area that is between two ridges that would be perfect to dam up. standing at the bottom as it is now it would be at least 12 to 14 feet, and I believe the size of the pond would be about a half acre. I want to have this done right and am looking for some help. this seems to be the right place!! thanks for your time and look forward to a new project.

Corey

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Welcome to PondBoss! It can sometimes be tough to find a reputable, knowledgeable company to construct a pond. Lots of guys can dig holes, but pond building is an art unto itself. Do you know anyone close by with a recently built pond? A few references from satisfied customers can go a long way towards providing peace of mind.

Perhaps one of the other Indiana members will weigh in with a recommendation. I see you are in central Indiana....what's the closest "big" city to your location?


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There is a pretty big difference between building a dug pond vs a pond in a ravine with a dam. Proper dam construction with a water tight core trench is a science and art not just pushing and driving over dirt. Having a proper sized water shed and a 100 year flood designed spillway are also very important in ravine ponds. Ravine ponds always scare me because there are lots of hidden underground areas in the basin for potential leakage.

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exactly right, which is why I am looking for some help here. I want to make sure we do it right the first time. all help is appreciated.

thanks

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Your best advice will come from doing your homework and due diligence by spending time reading through threads in the Pond Construction section.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm&c=3
Buying and reading "Perfect Pond Want One" will also provide good background information to help you reduce saying after the pond is built: "I wish I wouldn't have done that".
http://www.pondboss.com/store.asp?c=8

When you get specific questions there are well informed members here that can provide excellent advice and hopefully answers from the school of 'hard knocks'. Once you build a pond and lived with it several years you too can be one of those member advisors.

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