There are more than ponds and garden fountains when it comes to today’s modern water features. The designs can get extremely extravagant and artistic. There are many backyard water features out there that many people have never even imagined, like a masonry water wall or a waterfall blade. Water features are an investment, and it is a feature that you will be seeing every day, so it is important to know all of your options.

There are 4 main styles of water features, although there are many different ways one can style, customize, and design any of these 4 features. However, when it comes to developing design plans and planning your water feature, these four layouts are a good place to start.

                                           Below are the four styles of water features:

  • Ledge Water Wall: A crafted wall that flows water vertically while making almost no contact with the rock wall. Ledge water walls offer a booming sound that makes them ideal for larger properties.
  • Masonry Water Wall: These water feature walls offer a stonewall look and provide a beautiful vertical flow of water similar to the ledge water wall.
  • Running Boulder: These are smaller water features that are usually only made up of one or two boulders and are often attached to a pond. Aquatic gardens are a spectacular addition to add a running boulder pond.
  • Cascading Boulders: With cascading boulders, you can typically see multiple boulders together with a cascading waterfall elegantly smashing over the rocks. These water features are seen attached to larger ponds and swimming pools.

These are the four main designs, but each of these can have added features such as a pondless waterfall, a stream, a garden pond, a koi pond, stone fountains, and more.

Each of these water features gives off an ambiance that is unique to itself. Levee water walls are perfect for lavish settings, while masonry water walls are ideal for a more down-to-earth atmosphere. Running boulder water features look great on a patio or flow into a koi pond. Cascading boulders are very robust and create a grand entrance for large homes, hotels, and commercial properties. Decide which atmosphere you are trying to achieve before selecting your water feature. The water feature must match its surroundings in order to properly display its full beauty. To get the backyard water feature that will best complement your home and give you the biggest ROI when you go to sell your home, have it custom designed.

Almost no department store provides customization options, but never settle for generic, factory-printed, or stamped water features because a water feature will not perform to its full potential if it is not exactly what you have spent so much time envisioning. ClifRock is here to alleviate your dissatisfaction with retail stores. Here at ClifRock, we can custom design the water feature of your dreams while staying within your budget since everything can be tailored to exactly what you want. ClifRock can create everything from large water features to small patio water fountains. With our engineered stone material, you will never need to do any touch-ups down the road, no matter how harsh your climate can be.

Contact ClifRock today to get in touch with your local authorized ClifRock water feature installer and enjoy the soothing sound of cascading water or a trickling garden fountain in just a few weeks or less.