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While you could make a cast concrete fountain look like a natural stone fountain, it will never match the durability of a granite (or other natural stone) fountain. Fountains made of cast concrete, especially those in cold weather, will eventually crack and crumble. Don’t take the risk of your fountain investment deteriorating quickly, choose a natural stone fountain. 

Now you know you should purchase a true natural stone fountain for the best result, but which stone type is for you: marble or granite? Keep reading this article for some facts on marble vs. granite fountains.

Marble Fountains

Many famous fountains around the...

Follow us beginning to end on this wonderful fountain installation project. In this article we will highlight the steps involved in installing a large basalt column fountain; from the very beginning planning stages all the way to the final product.

These homeowners knew they wanted to make a statement in front of their home. Here is the before shot of the empty area where the fountain will be installed.


The homeowners wanted to see what the fountain would look like in front of their home. Carved Stone Creations was able to create a Photoshop rendering of this fountain in front of their home. This is what it looked like:


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Fountains come in many different shapes and sizes. Whether you know what kind of fountain you want or you are still looking for some fountain design inspiration, this article is for you. Keep reading to get some great fountain design ideas.

1.  A bubbling fountain is perfect for any relaxing landscape. If you enjoy a soft bubbling noise, this fountain is for you. The bubbling fountain pictured below is a basalt column fountain.

2.  A floating sphere fountain is perfect if you are looking for a modern look in your yard. These fountains are mesmerizing to look at. Make people look twice with these unique fountains. 

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If you have been dreaming of having a fountain at your home, but you just don’t know where to put it, this article is for you. Keep reading to get some fountain placement inspiration.

1.Against a wall

If you are tight on space, a wall fountain is perfect. Wall fountains sit against a wall in your garden. They are perfect for accenting your landscaping and plants. They can be simple or very elaborate, so they fit into many different styles.

Check out these examples of wall fountains:

2.Front Yard Focal Point

If you want to make a focal point right when people drive up to your home, a fountain is perfect for that...

Bob Levers and Hubert Etchison, two members of the Nevin Park Fountain Committee, were interviewed for this article. In June of this year, after years of hard work and planning, the people of Easton, Pennsylvania dedicated the Nevin Park Fountain. Carved Stone Creations provided and installed the fountain basin for this project. Keep reading this article to find out the keys to this project’s success and Carved Stone Creations’ role in the process.

Easy to Work With

Both Bob and Hubert agree, Carved Stone Creations was easy to work with. They were great at coordinating with the fountain manufacturer and others involved in...

Truly beautiful landscaping requires more than just trimming the grass and cleaning up the shrubbery. It’s about taking a plot of land and transforming it into a timeless oasis. To polish your home’s curb appeal, follow our tips for extraordinary landscaping.

1. Compliment the Style of Your Home

When choosing pieces for landscaping, make sure that they flatter the style and architecture of the house.Clashing designs may create confusion.  This does not necessarily mean that everything must match the house exactly, rather create a flow that is pleasing to the eye. If you are struggling to find the perfect complimentary pieces...

Fountains are the perfect finishing touch to just about any backyard. They are beautiful to look at and they create a relaxing ambiance. Check out some of the best backyard fountains below.

• Tiered Fountains

A tiered fountain is a classic look. You can get this type of fountain with varying numbers of tiers depending on how tall or large you want your fountain. In a tiered fountain, the water flows down from the top of the fountain, trickling down the sides of each tier, and into a basin at the bottom of the fountain. A tiered fountain can really be a focal point of a garden. 

See more tiered fountains here.

• Urn...

This nearly 17 foot tall antique white marble fountain is spectacular and has a great story behind it. Keep reading to find out more about the inspiration behind each feature on this fountain.

The Three Graces


 At the very top of the fountain sit The Three Graces, the feature of this fountain.  The Three Graces are believed to be the daughters of Zeus: Euphrsyne, Aglaea, and Thalia. They are thought to represent beauty, charm, and joy.  In the mythological story, it is thought that The Three Graces presided over the banquets and other gatherings to amuse the guests of the gods. Clearly, they make a statement atop the fountain...