Pond Excavation Construction Services

Catahoula Construction LLC continues to grow as the best, most trusted pond contractor in Central TX. As a fully licensed and insured lake and pond builder, we are dedicated to adding value to your property.


From pond design, to planning, to installation, our team of experienced professionals will provide the highest quality services for your unique pond. We specialize in complete construction of rural ponds such as retention or detention ponds, small lakes, pond dams, spillways, and more.

Contact us for all your pond construction needs.

  • Commercial, Landowners, and Agricultural Ponds
  • Pond Design, Planning, Preparation, and Installation
  • Pond and Lake Construction
  • Retention and Detention Ponds
  • Irrigation, Holding Water, and Drainage Work
  • Pond Dam Design or Repair
  • Pond Spillway Installation
  • Pond Enlarging and Reshaping
  • Pond Repair and Renovation
  • Water Features
  • Pond Scraping and De-Silting
  • Pond Excavation, Tanks, and Lakes


Creating a thriving pond entails more than just digging a hole. Proper design and planning are important for success and longevity. Our team analyzes the watershed, conducts ground samples, builds a durable watertight core, and factors in the future of your land. Let us help you create a pond that will flourish for years to come.

Location, Location, Location

All ponds require picking the best site location, topsoil and debris removal, excavation and dam construction, and spillway creation.

When building a pond, the location plays a critical role in its size and cost. Choosing a site that utilizes the natural topography is the most cost-effective solution. Opting for gently sloping land and channel runoff surface water towards the pond and bring the water table closer, allowing for spring-fed or pumped water supply.

Pond Excavation Samples

Explore our collection of pond excavation samples. With a proven track record of customer satisfaction, you can trust our expertise.

Our completed projects show the level of quality you can expect when you work with us. Please browse our pond samples, then give us a call.

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Ranchers use the term “tank” to describe a body of water on their property, which might otherwise be referred to as a pond. Why do they use this term? Some say it’s because the word “pond” implies something small and insignificant. In contrast, a tank reservoir is more substantial and plays an important role in the daily workings of a ranch. Additionally, as water needs are so critical to a ranch’s productivity, giving them a tougher sounding name might also communicate their crucial significance.


A Detention Pond is designed to temporarily hold water during heavy rain events and release it slowly into nearby waterways to prevent flooding. Sandy soil is best for detention ponds because sand won’t hold water indefinitely.

A Retention Pond is created to hold water permanently, allowing it to gradually filter into the ground and recharge local aquifers. A tight clay mixture is best for retention or recreational ponds to help maintain water levels. 



Commercial retention and detention pond construction are critical components of proper land use for businesses. Both retention and detention ponds help manage stormwater runoff on construction sites, curb flooding, and control erosion that can cause damage or harm to the surrounding environment.

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Adding private ponds to a rural property can bring a multitude of benefits that add value for both landowners and developers. These bodies of water can attract wildlife, support an ecosystem, and provide opportunities for recreational activities.

So, whether you just bought rural property, want to clear your existing land, or are building a new neighborhood, we are the pond digger you need.

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Texas farmers and ranchers often rely on different types of water bodies, such as lakes, stock tanks, and ponds, to meet various agricultural needs. These bodies of water can serve numerous purposes, from providing water for livestock to supporting crops. Lakes may be used for irrigation while stock tanks and ponds can provide drinking water for cattle and other animals.

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Increases Property Value

A pond enhances your property’s value as it contributes to the overall aesthetics and functionality of your land. Homeowners are drawn to rural properties with features such as ponds, hiking trails, or even waterfalls. A well-maintained pond can increase your property’s value and attract potential buyers.

Less Mowing/Shredding

By having a private pond, landowners, ranchers, and farmers can reduce the amount of mowing and shredding that needs to be done, saving them both time and money.

Ponds Enhance Wildlife

Adding a pond to your rural property enhances the natural environment and brings in a new habitat for wildlife. This can be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it. Ponds attract various native species such as birds, waterfowl, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, and turtles. These animals contribute to the overall biodiversity of your property and create a natural balance.

Excellent Water Source for Livestock

Ranch and farm owners can attest that access to a reliable water source is essential for the wellbeing of their livestock. During dry seasons, a pond can offer a steady supply of water for your livestock, keeping them healthy and hydrated.

Water Detention and Drainage

Ponds can serve as natural reservoirs to collect any excess water during rainy seasons and prevent flooding in low-lying areas. The process of collecting and storing water in a pond is especially useful for those who live in areas with high levels of rainfall or where water scarcity is a concern.

Additionally, the dirt work construction of a pond and culvert installation can help improve drainage on your property by channeling water away from buildings and prone-to-flooding areas.


Fishing in your own stock pond is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon outdoors with family and friends. Not only do you have the convenience of staying close to home, but you can also control the quality of the fish and the environment they live in.

Relaxing Environment

As a landowner, you seek to create a peaceful and relaxing environment for the whole family. A pond can provide a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy nature. The calming and peaceful ambiance of a pond can help reduce stress and increase your relaxation levels.

To sum it up: Adding water sources to your property has many benefits!

  • Less mowing / shredding.
  • Supports local wildlife.
  • Water conservation.
  • Increase your property value.
  • Enhance the beauty of your property.
  • Fix erosion or flooding in low areas on your property.
  • A low area that holds water and is wet most of the year.
  • Fishing pond installation.
  • Add a watering hole for your livestock.
  • To attract wildlife to your land.

Catahoula Stays On Track!

A beautiful pond can add value and functionality to any type of property. Here at Catahoula Construction, we are dedicated to building ponds that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also sustainable. We have been serving Texas for over 20 years with our innovative pond building solutions that cater to the unique needs of each of our clients.

Whether you’re a landowner, ranch owner, farm owner or land developer, we have the right solution to fit your needs. We will not only dig a beautiful pond, we will help with any site prep including land clearing, grading, forestry mulching, and more.

Contact us today to discuss your dream pond and how we can achieve it.

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