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CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL POND + SOD INSTALLATION

What an incredible project we had the pleasure to be a part of! The customer purchased this piece of property with a dilapidated pond that wouldn’t hold water. Our mission was to clean it up, redefine the structure of the pond and use bentonite clay as a pond liner. We used our triple threat team of Caterpillars: CAT 315F excavator with our tilrotator and grading bucket, a CAT D5 dozer equipped with our laser level GPS system and the small but mighty CAT 299d. We excavated to the depth and slope our customer desired and smoothed out the sides and bottom of the pond in preparation for the bentonite clay. The clay was worked into the soil and watered in forming a strong bond that overtime will continuously increase the pond’s natural look.

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After several days of grading and smoothing out the entire area, it was finally prepped for Grovin’s bahiagrass sod! Truckloads of sod were delivered and placed around pond banks. Our install team worked tirelessly to get it all done. Pond is complete and filled with water. What a beautiful water feature to come home to.

truckloads of sod
almost done
Pond is complete

REBUILT SEAWALL + GRADE WORK

This project started as a sod installation project. Like many of our projects, the customer initially hires us to provide one or two services and additional services are added over time. We offer such a wide variety of services, we often hear “while you’re here…” and we are happy to add phases and continually create loyal and happy customers. This lakefront home’s seawall was no longer serving it’s purpose and needed some reconstruction.

Once we reconstructed the seawall, we added fill dirt to secure the new wall in place so it would serve it’s originally intended purpose. We graded the yard with a CAT 308 mini excavator and our CAT 299d providing a smooth and even area for the sod and installed a gorgeous new lakeside lawn. Functional and purposeful!

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BARN PAD + DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION

This project consisted of building a culvert, constructing a barn pad and creating beautiful winding driveway. The driveway started at the gated entrance of the property and was formed to the left of a cluster of trees and back to a beautiful country home hidden from the road. We dug a ditch for the corrugated pipe, dropped it in and secured the pipe with bags of concrete.


After truckloads of dirt were delivered, we used our CAT D5 dozer equipped with a laser leveling GPS system to set the grade on the dirt so it would slope to the exact degree we wanted it too. Using this technology allows us to best direct rainfall away from the driveway to avoid pooling in low areas.

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Once the culvert was installed and spread  dirt as a base, we received more material. This time we used lime rock as it provides a good solid base for the driveway. We calculate the length, width and depth of the desired driveway to determine how much material we need. In this case, multiple truckloads of lime rock were spread out and using a vibrating compact attachment and our CAT 299d skid steer, we rolled over the material.

This driveway lead to the barn bad we constructed using our laser leveling system again using both the CAT D5 dozer and CAT 299d steer. Construction of a barn pad has to be precise and because it’s what the foundation is built on. Compacting the material to a pre-determined percentage and using our laser level system is crucial.

We finished up this project by installing our beautiful Grovin skid steer bahiagrass around the barn pad, in the front yard alongside this family’s brand new driveway.