I was fortunate enough to find Pond Boss now that I'm finally wrapping up pond construction
Soil was 2 feet of beautiful topsoil (little heavy on the clay/organic side), under that hard stcky tan clay with some gravel & rocks mixed in.
Pond is about 50'x90' 7 feet deep at the base of the dam sloping to about a foot or the opposite edge.
I installed a 4" PVC drain at the base about 2 feet up with a 90 elbow pointing down to keep the water down during completion/landscaping & in case it needs draining.
Installed 12" primary drain at the top, and intend to put 12" spillway off tp the side.
Water supply is 90% rainwater, which is constantly trickling from elevation, but is all the 4" can keep up with during heavier rains.
I have a couple questions for those with experience though: how will a dirt/clay mixed dam faced with 6-12" of clay hold up? I do have seepage around 4" drain (not compacted or faced yet).
Should I get regular fill put in at the backside of the dam to add bulk/weight/stability, or is my mix good enough?
Also what should I get for the road immediately upstream? The clay mix dirt is clearly not the best choice for this...
Any thought/suggestions/corrections/comments on how to do this right before landscaping around?
How do I get the pictures on here for you to see them?
Sorry so lengthy, but lots of questions!