Rie Water Feature

City: Woodside
Year: 2006
Project Manager: Pablo Riesen

On a fairly flat, rectangular lot in Woodside, our job was to create a natural setting for a waterfall with water flowing into an alpine pool.  The goal was to simulate the natural environment found in alpine regions in Europe.  Our job was to install natural boulders extracted from the bed and banks of a California river.  Yuba stone boulders were used for landscape elements in the water feature.  To achieve this effect, we used a 200-ton crane to lift, boom, and install boulders of up to 30 tons in weight.  The stones and boulders had to be carved and polished with power tools to ensure the tight fit designed to achieve a natural appearance.  After installation, small trees, bushes and flowers were planted around the boulders to give the entire area a natural appearance.