The Modern Design Aquascaping team is in Uganda, Africa, working on a project that will have a lasting impact on generations of kids to provide sustainable drinking water. Thirty thousand gallons of water is captured several times a year that will change the lives of a lot of kids. This project was made possible by the people willing to come and take up a shovel and the donors who funded the project to come together and make a difference. The video will show all the hard work that went into this project and see the potential of the thousands of lives we’ve changed. This experience changed our hearts and we hope it changes yours!
The aspects of this project are that the materials you’ll see in this video are some of the same materials we use in building custom ponds and waterfalls. The foundation has been dug out and the team begins by leveling the area with the pitch toward the lowest level the underlayment. The underlayment helps to protect the liner from sharp objects in the dirt.
The build required a massive amount of aqua blocks, and once the liner is in the blocks are all placed and then covered with the liner to prevent soil from getting into the water. Once the liner seals up the aqua blocks the remaining soil will go to backfill around the liner to hold it tight, so water doesn’t get in and under the structure.
Watch the video to see the final reveal!
Clean water is the lifeblood of this country. Clean water leads to healthier kids! You never know the impact you have on a single child!
The Modern Design Aquascaping team is in Nashville, TN, for a Koi pond overhaul, demolish & rebuild project! The homeowner had an existing pond that was old and outdated and needed a refurbish. This video we’re going to walk through the challenges we faced with the existing structure and large rocks to give this pond a fresh look.
One of the biggest challenges we faced was logistics. The area we had to work with was very compressed due to the pool located near the pond, which presented a problem when you need to have heavy equipment in such a tight area.
Another element to the rebuild was a good portion of the stones were cemented and mortared into place along with large slabs of Tennessee Limestone. This video gives you a detailed look at the hard work that went into removing all the existing cement, mortar, and stones to expose the area and create a new water feature.
Side Note From John: You never know what you’ll find when you start to remove an existing structure! Watch the video to see what surprise guests we had for the build!!
This video is a great example of how our team works to overcome challenges to create beautiful ponds and waterfalls. The detailed steps in this video are a good example for homeowners that have existing ponds in tight spaces that we can get the job done with a look and feel that the home was built around this natural feature.
Modern Design Aquascaping is walking you through a recent project in Nashville, TN where we created an intake bay for a farm pond. This is detailed video of how are team created and transformed this existing water feature with a behind the scenes look.
This builds starts out with the needed excavation. clearing all the needed work area to have a flat and level area to make out where the custom intake bay will be placed.
one of the most important things for the homeowner is that the pond is swimmable, which means our team removed the snapping turtles from the pond. that's how our team goes above and beyond for our clients.
You're able to see the step-by-step process by which we mythological place and ensure all components are installed right.
This video shows just how well the intake bay does it's job to collect all the debris. Stay toned for part 2 you never know what extra content your going to find.
If you need a intake bay or want a amazing water feature call our team today. these videos will give you a great understanding of what to expect for your project and help you to dream what's possible for your home or business.
Modern Design Aquascaping wants to warn you that the video your about to watch is scary good fun. Why stop at the traditional Halloween decorations at the front door and walkways of your home or business? We're giving one of our water features a Halloween makeover for a spooky yet awesome transformation all in the spirit of tricks and treats.
We pulled out all the stops this Halloween to decorate one of our display water features with flowers, skeletons, pumpkins and more. This was a fun way to get our family involved in our passion for water feature by enlisting there help to carve pumpkins.
The pumpkins have a mixture of water and lights combined for dramatic effect that adds to the overall awesome and spooky look.
Come Check out the display at Mayo Garden Center in Knoxville, TN
Gather your courage and come see this creepy water creation as it displays all the spooky, wonderful, and fun elements of Halloween. Happy Halloween Everyone!
Modern Design Aquascaping for Part 2 of the pondless waterfall. Today we’re going to walk through the construction of this waterfall. If you missed part 1 go back and watch! The video go through finishing the basin, construction of the retaining wall, placement and leveling of the stones and more.
We begin with the retaining wall and as you can see we used large boulders to form the structure of the retaining wall. These boulders were meticulously placed to give the best astatic effect for this water feature.
Now that the retaining wall is in we brought in the soil and to begin shaping so the rocks can be placed. The soil is placed in a way that creates and elevation change right in front of the retaining wall. Once the soil has been added a liner is placed. Bring on the rocks! Now that the liner is fitted the rocks can be added it’s an art form that we’re the best at! Notice the natural piece of driftwood that was added to this feature and the expert vision to place it in the feature to ensure it appears as if it grew there naturally.
We added a “Foam Seam” which helps the water flow over the rocks instead of behind them. Once the foam seam had been added the waterfall slipway is installed and detailing work begins. This entails finishing edges and filling all the nooks and crannies to give the feature a finished and natural look.
We can talk about our amazing work all day long, but don’t just take our word for it listen to the homeowner talk about the experience start to finish. Listen to the enhancement that this water feature provided to this family.
Call Modern Design Aquascaping today and let us create your pond or water feature for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!
Modern Design Aquascaping’s goal is to educate and inspire the world about ponds and waterfalls! We’re revisiting Maryville, Tennessee to one of the unique ponds we’ve built it’s a hybrid pond. This pond is a mix of a traditional Koi, Ecosystem, and Recreational pond.. like we said it’s a hybrid.
How did we set up this hybrid?
John Adams is a professional pond artist and builder.