Pond Leak Repair & Renovations

Pond & Waterfall Leak Detection & Repair

Serving St Charles, Kane/Dupage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL)

Is Your Pond Leaking?

Think You Might Want Us To Stop Your Pain?

In our Kane/Dupage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL) area service calls, we use a consistent troubleshooting methodology to narrow down the source of your leak or repair needed, as quickly as possible. We start with the most likely suspects, such as leaky plumbing connections, old skimmer, and filter leaks, and improperly formed waterfalls. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are having pond problems such as a pond leak, and the source of the issue is not found in these areas, and we’ve ruled everything else out – you’ve got a hole in your liner that needs repair.

Is Your Pond Leaking?

Think You Might Want Us To Stop Your Pain?

In our Kane/Dupage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL) area service calls, we use a consistent troubleshooting methodology to narrow down the source of your leak or repair needed, as quickly as possible. We start with the most likely suspects, such as leaky plumbing connections, old skimmer, and filter leaks, and improperly formed waterfalls. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are having pond problems such as a pond leak, and the source of the issue is not found in these areas, and we’ve ruled everything else out – you’ve got a hole in your liner that needs repair.

Understanding The Basics Of A Leak

Pond Leaks are among the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed problems pond owners can have in their pond. Understanding the basic principles of leak detection and repair will save you time, money, and headaches in your water gardening adventures … Sometimes it’s just evaporation! If you can’t figure it out, we service St. Charles, Kane County, IL surrounding areas.

What is Evaporation?

First, let’s have a look at what evaporation is and what it isn’t. Evaporation is caused by water turning into a vapor and escaping from your pond. The amount of water loss will vary according to the region of the country and the time of year. Ponds that are located in our area of the country, with moderate temperatures and high humidity, can expect to see 1 to 1 ½ inches of water loss per week during the spring and summer. Most of this evaporation should be replaced naturally by rain. However, if you live in an area with high temperatures and low humidity, it’s possible to see 3 inches or more of evaporation in a week.

What is Evaporation?

First, let’s have a look at what evaporation is and what it isn’t. Evaporation is caused by water turning into a vapor and escaping from your pond. The amount of water loss will vary according to the region of the country and the time of year. Ponds that are located in our area of the country, with moderate temperatures and high humidity, can expect to see 1 to 1 ½ inches of water loss per week during the spring and summer. Most of this evaporation should be replaced naturally by rain. However, if you live in an area with high temperatures and low humidity, it’s possible to see 3 inches or more of evaporation in a week.

The quantity and size of your waterfall(s) will also affect the amount of water that is lost. Regardless of the climate, a 4’x 6′ pond, with a 20-foot stream and 5 feet of cascading waterfalls, may lose as much as 2 inches or more every day! Why? Splashing and moving water has greater exposure to additional evaporation than the still water in the pond. If that same pond was a 16′ x 21′ pond, you’d probably never even notice the additional evaporation, because it’s a larger pond.

What It Isn't!

Maybe A Pipe Froze & Split?

Evaporation is not filling your pond up all the way one evening, and waking up the next morning to find the water 5 inches lower. That’s a leak! If your pond is experiencing a loss of water at a more rapid rate, you either have a leak, or your frogs are drinking the water. Seriously, let’s figure out that it’s a leak. What do you do then? 

A Good Chance It's Low Edges!

Look for any low edges. Settling at the pond’s edge is the most common cause of a leak, especially in a new pond. Typically, the low edges are found around the stream and waterfall where settling may have occurred after a few rainfalls. These areas are usually built up during the construction of the pond using the soil from the excavation and are prone to some settling.

Your first line of defense is to carefully inspect the edges of not only your stream and waterfall but also the perimeter of the pond. As the dirt around the stream or waterfall settles, it can create low spots that may cause water to escape over the edge of the liner. Keep your eyes peeled for wet mulch or gravel, or muddy areas around the perimeter of your pond. If you find a spot that’s leaking, all you have to do is lift the liner up and push some soil under it to raise the edge. Bingo – leak fixed!

Another possibility is that water is splashing out of your stream. To fix a “splash leak,” all you have to do is adjust a few of the rocks under and around your waterfall. This will contain or redirect the splash and it will stop the splash leak. Once again, you’ve solved the problem the easy and cost-effective way … using common sense. 

Low edges can be built back up by simply backfilling and compacting soil beneath the liner to raise the edge of the liner above the water level.

Another possibility is that water is splashing out of your stream. To fix a “splash leak,” all you have to do is adjust a few of the rocks under and around your waterfall. This will contain or redirect the splash and it will stop the splash leak. Once again, you’ve solved the problem the easy and cost-effective way … using common sense. 

Low edges can be built back up by simply backfilling and compacting soil beneath the liner to raise the edge of the liner above the water level.

Look For Obstructions in the Stream and Waterfalls

In addition to checking for low edges, you should also check your stream and waterfall. Rocks, excessive plant or algae growth, or large animals cooling off in the stream, can restrict the flow of water and divert it over the edge of the liner. Plants and algae should be maintained by trimming them back, to let the water pass freely. All in all, these leaks are extremely easy to fix.

Pond Renovation

Pond & Water Garden Renovation Contractor

Serving St Charles, Kane/DuPage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL)

If You Think it's expensive to hire a professional...

Wait Until You Hire an Amateur!!!

In Our 24+ Years of Experience, We Know That Over Time It Can Cost Up To 50% More To “Bandage” Pond Problems, Vs. Rebuild or Renovate Them When First Diagnosed

It’s sad but true, our primary service business is refurbishing and maintaining existing Kane/DuPage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL) ponds and water features to make them function properly. Some of these ponds, installed by other areas’ “professional” pond installers or landscapers, leave little to be desired, and loads of problems and issues that drive people crazy and force them to look for help. But, usually only after sinking thousands of dollars into problems that compound themselves over time.

The best way to know if you're making the right decision is to research your contractors. Someone that is only telling you to rebuild your pond, and not giving you options to help your existing pond, most likely doesn't know where to start when trying to repair your current type of pond problem.

Let Us Exceed Your Expectations, And Increase Your Enjoyment Factor!

Let's Go From...

To This....

Does Your Pond Look Like One Of These

Chasing leaks, lack of maintenance, green water issues, Plumbing problems, waterfall leaks, concrete cracks, exposed liner holes, and repairs, string algae, unsafe rock edges, collapsing waterfalls, and pond edges, exposed wires, lights full of water, unsightly installations, missing contractors, landscapers, general contractors, or neighbor’s friends, who built your pond and walked away from the issues… We have chased them all. Sometimes without end…..

These experiences have added up to thousands of wasted dollars by people who are trying to cost-effectively fix their pond issues with Bandaids.

Going From A Nightmare Scenario, To A Dream-Like Paradise, are our specialties!

Going From A Nightmare Scenario, To A Dream-Like Paradise, are our specialties!

Going From A Nightmare Scenario, To A Dream-Like Paradise, are our specialties!

Going From A Nightmare Scenario, To A Dream-Like Paradise, are our specialties!

Repair Services

Pond & Water Garden Repair & Service

Serving St Charles, Kane/Dupage/Cook County, Chicagoland (IL)

Did you just buy a home in Chicagoland that has an existing pond and you are wondering how to take care of it? Maybe you’ve had a pond for a while that has always given you trouble.

Our Pond Maintenance, repair services are designed specifically for those customers in the Kane/Dupage/Cook County, (IL) areas, that own a pond and need assistance/advice or products for their existing Pond. Whether you have Algae problems or waterfall issues, stubborn leaks, green/smelly water, or simply just have questions on how to take care of your pond maintenance and repairs.

Pumps & Plumbing

  • Identifying problems
  • Fixing pump if possible
  • Replacing pumps (2-year warranties )

 

Lights & Installation

  • Identifying lighting pond problems
  • Fixing pond lighting problem
  • Replacing bulbs
  • Replacing wiring
  • Replacing new lights (5-year warranty )
  • Replacing transformer
  • Pond Lighting consultations are available 

Water Quality Issues

  • Identifying problem
  • Develop Solution plan
  • We will determine what treatment plan to get your pond’s ecosystem performing in tip-top shape.

Had Enough With The Pond Problems?

Pond Renovations Are Our Company's Specialty!

65% of our new clients in St. Charles, Kane County, and Chicagoland, IL areas, are people desperate for help with their fish ponds installed by “Other” pond contractors who are not certified. We have maintenance packages available to help every budget and maintain a variety of filtration systems. 

It’s sad but true, our primary business is refurbishing and maintaining existing ponds to make them function properly. Some of these ponds installed by other “professional” pond installers or landscapers leave little to be desired, and loads of problems and issues that drive people crazy and force them to look for help.

Tried Everything to find your leak? But still can't find it?

Odds are you have a hole in your pond liner now. That is just what you needed, something else to fix. Not to mention, the hole is probably somewhere near the bottom of the liner, or behind a big rock. And why should it not be? Ok, let’s get started and fix that leak. Do you have fish in your pond? If you do, you may have to remove them and put them in a holding tank while repairs are being made.

Tried Everything to find your leak? But still can't find it?

Odds are you have a hole in your pond liner now. That is just what you needed, something else to fix. Not to mention, the hole is probably somewhere near the bottom of the liner, or behind a big rock. And why should it not be? Ok, let’s get started and fix that leak. Do you have fish in your pond? If you do, you may have to remove them and put them in a holding tank while repairs are being made.

LOCATIONS

We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

LOCATIONS

We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

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