Canal Work

We at Ben’s Creek Nursery pride ourselves on having the ability to take a project from start to finish. But we also can be team players when the circumstances call for it, as in this project with a multi-state group of talent to improve and landscape a natural collection stream on the banks of the Roanoke River. We teamed with Rightmyer Machine Rentals of local fame, All South Stone out of Birmingham, Alabama, and J Brownlee Design from Nashville, Tennessee.

Initial work involved something that Rightmyer excels at: the dredging and grading of an improved channel for the existing stream.

As usual, click on any photo to get a closer look.

However, the architect Jason Brownlee’s design also called for stone masonry embankments, and a bridge arching over a waterfall that will tumble down the staggered steps and rocks of the canal bed. This is where our expertise in hardscape, rock, and stone construction came to the fore, as we assisted the stone mason, Trea Vickers of All South Stone.

This is the existing stream running up to and under the newly constructed bridge. The banks of the stream have been shored up with rock and stone.

Here you can see the beginnings of the stone masonry embankment, and the large decorative stone and rock that will make up the new and improved creek bed.

All of this will lead out into the historic Roanoke River …

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The work continues. Ben’s Creek Nursery will be installing all the piping and drainage facilities, and will do all the finishing sod work and plant installation at the end. We will post final photos when the project completes …

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