This highly carved clay bank gives the water two options: spill over the top, or tunnel through intricate carving representing erosion.
NATURAL WATER FEATURES
Flowing water is one of the three most entrancing occurrences in nature - fire and the stars being the others. Harnessing this power in a natural way is a Turnstone speciality. With access to the very beautiful natural rock in the region, including high cascade granite and basalt, Turnstone is considered expert in natural rock placement and water feature formations. Most importantly, all work is contained within a waterproof structural concrete shell to ensure longevity. Careful forming systems are employed to soften the edges of the work and enhance the transition to the landscape. Water treatment that is friendly to fish and plants are often used in our work.
This child-friendly stream has removable wooden weirs to allow kids to play with the water flow.
Turnstone has built many natural streamscapes. Some contain built elements while others meander naturally through trees and rock outcroppings before cascading into a Koi pond to produce aeration. One of the keys to building a successful stream is to minimize the visible edge as it transitions to the surrounding landscape. Turnstone achieves this by forming the concrete at the perimeter of the stream to a point, allowing the streamside plants to engage the streamscape more naturally.