EPS foam and concrete form tubes were installed to create the substructure and void fill for a unique waterfall feature for a residential pool. The foam was then shaped to reflect the underlying form of the grotto, water fall, slide, accent rocks and fire pits.
Prior to applying the first layer of concrete (known as the rough coat), the entire feature was gridded out with rebar and blanketed in glass lathe which, when encased in concrete, increases the overall strength of the shell. With the foam encased in rebar and lathe, the feature was ready for the first coat of concrete. The rough coat starts to give shape to the rock realistic features. The final coat was then shaped and sculpted to create the rock realistic look.