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Design & Construction

You can trust Adams Land Improvement Contractors with your pond or lake construction project. We are an experienced land improvement contractor that does it right the first time, which is particularly important when it comes to a properly constructed fishing pond or lake. We also specialize in trophy bass pond/lake design and planning.

We utilize methods and standards that have been established and proven over the years by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Many factors need to be considered in the location and construction of your lake or pond. The topography, vegetation, type of soil, drainage area, spillway requirements and end use are critical factors to be considered in the design and construction phase. If done incorrectly you will end up with an expensive eyesore that must be reconstructed at an increased cost.

We work with our clients who want stocked ponds or lakes to determine the best management and maintenance. We partner with Overton Fisheries to provide the highest quality stock fish available.

Pond + Lake Renovation

Many of the lakes and ponds throughout Texas are over 40 years old. After that period of time, drop pipes erode, basins silt up, trees grow on the dams and often nutria and beavers take up residence. All of these problems can shorten the lifespan of a great fishing lake.

Most of the original drop pipe structures designed and installed in older lakes were constructed with corrugated metal pipe, usually asphalt coated for corrosion control. The average lifespan of these designs is approximately 25 years. When these structures fail, they can cause the complete loss of the lake. Likewise, dams often fail after years of neglect.

Adams Land Improvement Contractors is experienced in raising dams, removing silt, removing trees, renovating dams and drop pipe structures. If caught early enough, a drop pipe structure can be replaced without having to drain the lake and with minimal disturbance to the dam. We use state-of-the art GPS technology in the planning and design of lakes and dams. This technology allows accurate topography of the site for full utilization of the land area.

Our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. In order to minimize cost and ensure that the end results are on target, we offer the landowner different configurations of the proposed project. Prior to construction the landowner can be provided with a complete plan including accurate calculations of water level, depth, slopes and earthmoving quantities along with a 3-D model of the project. When required, we can also offer expert professional engineering and geotechnical services.