Pictures taken from the 4 ponds we are working on.
Stock tanks, ponds, and small lakes for recreation add value to your property for years to come. Over 33 years of experience in building ponds gives us the knowledge of soil type and expertise that are critical to give the land owner the look and water retention that will last and last.
Avoid taking short cuts when digging a pond. Ponds require planning and experience. Many times the least expensive route will cost you more in the long run. Do it right the first time. We have spent a career fixing ponds that were dug by non-professionals, and have countless stories of leaky dams, and poorly built ponds. Contact George Harrell to discuss your pond ideas and needs.
George Harrell: 936-239-1000
Ponds and lakes have many uses in East Texas. Land owners have them built to store water for wildlife, cattle, horses, and other animals. They are built largely to utilize property that otherwise would be unusable for pasture or growing timber. They are also built to beautify property and add value to property to be sold.
This was a site preparation job I recently completed. The biggest challenge to this clearing and site preparation project was a large hole that was hidden in the middle of the property. The timber and brush had to be removed first, then there was drainage issues that had to be resolved. The next step was grading. The property had highway frontage. The elevation of the site had to work with the drainage already in place for the highway property. The site will be used for storage rental units.
My life’s work has been about soil and water conservation. I build stock tanks for farmers and ranchers. These water reservoirs provide water for livestock and wildlife, water for recreation such as fishing and water sports, and water for irrigating crops for truck farmers. The timber removed for these projects are taken to my sawmill and turned into lumber to be used to build barns, outbuildings, storage buildings, homes, and for the restoration of historic buildings.
Contact me by phone 936-563-4733 or email me at email@example.com