When we built our home, we needed dirt to build our pad in order to raise our house out of the flood plane. Digging a pond was a logical way to get some of the dirt we needed, and also add to the beauty of our property.
We graded our property to drain into our pond so that it would fill with water runoff. Many rains came, and the pond did fill with water several times, but then it would slowly go empty over a couple of days.
The contractor that dug the pond and built the pad took the clay that was in the pond and put it back in the bottom to help seal it and enable it to hold water. We expected over time that it would silt up and seal, but it did not.
After many months I started to research ways to seal the pond. Below I have listed links to the pages that will explain the process of building and sealing a pond.
We also built a small pond in front of our home using a preformed pond liner. I also have included pictures of it in our a href="http://www.build-yourown-home.com/pond-picture.html">Pond Pictures
Page. You will find links to our Pond pages below.
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