Sometimes it’s better to let our clients tell the story:
“The client had seen pictures of the Princess Diana Memorial fountain online and felt this was the perfect type of fountain for their location. The Princess Diana fountain is over 200 lineal feet in length and invites the public to enjoy and make use of this feature. The client needed a very scaled down version of this look capturing some of the elements they admired in a new 20 foot length version.”
Vera Bedard, Bedard Landscape Design
A complex design, the differing radii and gentle fall of the bottom of the fountain meant a computer rendering would be required to cut the complex form parts of the segmental precast fountain.
A visit to Sanderson Concrete by the designer helped our design team determine the changing radii of the interior of the fountain and their relation to the constant curves on the outside of the fountain. The detailed hand drawn plan and section views were turned into AutoCAD drawings for discussion purposes. After consultation with the designer, the AutoCAD drawings were used to cut foam formwork for each section.
The finished precast sections were individually checked for alignment after casting.
Stepped water spillway lips were designed after casting of the initial fountain sections to ensure exact placement and tight jointing. Spillways were added at each junction along the gentle inside slope to allow a slight bubbling effect as the water cascades over each spill onto Mexican pebbles that were mortared into place by the landscape contractor, Krol Construction.
“This feature is 4 sections, locked together over a concrete footing with water proof joints and spills overlapping these joints. Jan Krol of Krol Construction (was the contractor on this project.) He personally co-ordinated this installation, pulled together all the materials required beyond the concrete itself and handled the installation on site. The best part is that the clients are very pleased with the end result. Project completed!”