Landscapes and gardens can have different focal points throughout that can really set them apart from the rest, as well as create a truly unique environment (or environments) on a property. There are many ways to do this but at Gallivan Corporation, we believe one of the best ways to create a unique focal point is through a custom water feature.

A custom water feature can transform any yard into a peaceful oasis. The sound of moving water is calming and relaxing, and the addition of greenery and stones can create a beautiful and serene space.

Water features can also be designed to fit any size yard, and they can be customized to suit the homeowner’s taste. Whether it’s a simple fountain or a more elaborate waterfall, a water feature is a great way to add a new design element to your yard and create an outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come.

We specialize in the design and construction of natural landscape water features including waterfalls and grottos but, there are a variety of options that can be incorporated into your landscape.

  • Pools
  • Waterfalls
  • Grottos
  • Fountains
  • Ponds
  • Stream/Brook
  • Slides


There’s something about the sound of water that just instantly makes humans feel more relaxed. Whether it’s the gentle trickle of a fountain or the calming crash of waves on the shore, the sound of water has a way of washing away our worries and cares.

For that same reason, a custom water feature can be an invaluable addition to any outdoor space. By creating a focal point for the eye and a source of soothing sound, a well-designed water feature can transform even the most mundane backyard into a vibrant yet tranquil and elegant environment.


Trickling or cascading sounds – The grace and power of flowing water is often admired but, it is more than just looks. It can help to create a sound barrier from noisy neighbors as well as provide an ambiance to enhance the setting of your landscape.

Combining Landscape Water Features – The addition of a waterfall to a pond or pool is more than just a feature to look at. They help to provide movement in the water allowing it to circulate, which prevents the growth of algae and insects from swarming over standing water.


At Gallivan Corporation, we will work closely with you to ensure that your wants and needs are met but, there are a few things to consider when planning for a water feature installation:


The location of your water feature can play a major role in its final design. Backyard installations are often larger and intended to fit neatly into the natural scenery, whereas front yard water features are smaller and typically intended to enhance curb appeal.

We also recommend keeping your water feature an appropriate distance from any trees or shrubs that shed their leaves in the fall season. This can help prevent your water from becoming covered in twigs, leaves, and other natural debris that could occur.

Type of Feature

The type of water feature, its placement on your property, and whether you want to combine it with others all need to be considered during the initial design process. We are more than happy to provide recommendations specifically suited to your yard and your vision for your outdoor space.


How would you like to design the hardscape elements around the water itself? There are multiple stone options to consider to achieve the aesthetic that you desire. You could also install other features like built-in lighting to illuminate them at night.

Local Regulations

Before you can install a water feature in your yard, be sure to check your municipal regulations beforehand. There may be restrictions on where you can place the installation relative to your property line or a permit could be required before starting your project.

Our Services

Gallivan’s team of professionals provides a full-service solution for your custom water feature. From the initial consultations, planning, and designs to the final installation and ongoing maintenance, we take care of your hardscape and landscaping needs well after the project is first completed.

Get Custom Water Features in the NY Capital Region

Let our professionals help you design the focal point of your landscape, a water feature that will enhance your outdoor living space and allow you and others to enjoy your space.

At Gallivan Corporation, our team designs and installs custom water features for commercial and residential properties throughout the New York Capital Region, including Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and many other surrounding communities. To learn more about how we can assist you in bringing your dream water feature to life, contact us today to get started.

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