Waterfall construction is Brookside Contracting’s specialty. The company has built its reputation on high quality waterfalls in terms of artistry, function and good solid construction. Brookside’s waterfalls look as if they are a natural part of the landscape. They are well-balanced, cascading in just the right places, jutting naturally from the hillside, and flowing easily into whatever body of water resides at their base. At the same time, Brookside’s waterfalls are very well constructed and withstand the test of time. This is why Brookside is often called upon to repair or replace waterfalls built by other companies that have collapsed or failed in one way or another over time. This was the case with the waterfall in Koeneman Park in Jennings, Missouri...(click on title to continue)
It is important to dredge ponds and lakes every 10 to 15 years (if not sooner) due to sediment build-up. Sediment is a naturally occurring substance that is produced by weathering and erosion and subsequently transported to bodies of water. Over thousands of years sediment will build up in lakes (or ponds) until they become a bog and eventually dry land. This process is sped up by man’s interference. Consequences of the build-up of sediment in lakes and ponds includes poor water quality, increased algae and weed growth and struggling fish and plant life....(click on title to continue)
Glacier Park in Union Station is a great place to visit this holiday season. Brookside Contracting recently played a role in the installation of a fire/water/light show there. The show takes place above the one-acre lake beneath the train shed. Brookside’s role in the project was to install a 43,000 sq. ft., 36 mil, LLDPE reinforced liner in the lake beneath the new attraction. (Click on title to continue reading...)
Hiking is one of the best activities a person can do. It encompasses cardio and strength exercise, a kinship with nature and wildlife, incredible discoveries, and breathtaking views. And, depending on who comes along for the hike, companionship.
Keep your eye on the Charter Communications building on I-270 North because there will soon be something spectacular to view there!
"Brookside just completed two projects, Wildwood Valley Gardens and Evergreen Glen, at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Both projects took dedication, patience, and professionalism and the results far exceed anything drawn on paper." - Mark A. Gaia, RAMMS Building Group
"In reference to Brookside’s work at Lewis & Clark Trailhead Park: “The plaza is loved by all who come by (thousands!). The children are always climbing the rocks and the falls are being used for pictures all the time." - Janet Maurer, Chair of City of Jefferson Lewis and Clark Task Force
"I am an architect in the St. Louis area. Twice I have used Brookside and both experiences I would rate excellent or better. Pat and their crew’s creative input and ability to implement their ideas resulted in two of the most interesting and natural looking landscape projects I have seen." - Dick Bush, Architect
"Brookside created a beautiful waterfall for us. It looks so natural that people think it’s part of the natural landscape. It is extremely well done and very artistic." - Vito Mantese MD