We use natural stone for our water features almost exclusively. Our signature three basalt column feature contains some heavy rock – heavy enough that our guys can barely wrestle them into place without resorting to machinery. But what if you’re not six feet tall, 200 pounds, strong and able bodied? What if you have limited access to area where you want your water feature? These obstacles can be overcome by the use of faux rock.
Bud Hinegardner is a local craftsman and the owner/operator of the company Boulder Design. His Iron Mountain bubbler columns look as close to the real thing as we’ve ever seen. They come ready to be plumbed as if they were real core-drilled basalt columns.
They are also economical. The 43″ is $430, the 34″ is $340, the 28″ is $296, the 22″ is $220, and the 16″ is $160. Real columns easily cost double this accross the board! Come check ‘em out in Monroe.