Waterfalls and Streams

Waterfalls and Streams can be included in Lake projects across the UK. An advantage of having these in your lake is the overall look and appeal. Another advantage of a waterfall or stream is that it can help keep the water aerated, reducing the likelihood of bacterial growth and providing oxygen for fish and plant life.

Waterfalls and Streams can be very simple to install – with taking a few steps as outlined below. Taking many shapes and sizes, your waterfall can be constructed in a variety of ways. Ways include using natural ground where the lake is situated or using a purpose built arrangement of rocks or brickwork.

The following examples make use of purpose built arrangements, but the steps to be used are the same in almost all situations.

Step 1: Protective Matting Installation

Once the shape for the waterfall or stream has been decided on, it is essential that a layer of Protective Matting is fitted under the lake liner to ensure that the liner is protected against rocks or other sharp objects.

Waterfalls - 2) Protective Matting InstallationProtective Matting Installation

Step 2: Liner Installation

Where a waterfall or stream feeds into a lake extra care should be taken to prevent leaks.

We recommend that streams should be lined with the same material as the lake.
In the case of waterfalls the cascading water should overhang the main lake liner sufficiently so that water cannot get behind the liner.

Waterfalls - 1) Liner InstallationLiner Installation

Step 3: Joining the Liner

Rather than simply overlapping the waterfall liner into the lake, it is recommended that the liners are joined with appropriate tapes and adhesives, as shown below.

Waterfalls - 3) Joining the LinerWaterfall liner join detail

Step 4: Decorative Finishing

Where a decorative finish is required such as the use of stones or specialist precast waterfall products, an additional layer of matting or lining material must be placed on top of the liner to ensure the liner does not become damaged.

Waterfalls - 4) Decorative FinishingWaterfall matting detail

Step 5: Complete

Lake liner with a waterfall or stream – Once the lining for your stream or waterfall has been installed , the decorative finishing and any pumps etc can be installed, ready for you to enjoy your new water feature.

Waterfalls - 5) CompleteCompleted Waterfall

Our highly experienced installation team are able to install all manner of waterfalls and streams. For any more information please see the installation section of this site, or alternatively contact us directly where we will be happy to help you further.