From the soothing trickle of a small stream to the ravages of the Atlantic’s pounding waves, the control and direction of water is frequently at the core of our projects. Water can be an ally in the garden, appealing to all five senses as it irrigates parched plants, cools bare feet, burbles around stones, and forms small pools that twinkle with reflected light. It can also be a destructive force, undercutting slopes and thundering against the shoreline.

The movement of water over stone is the essence of the Maine landscape.

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

— Benjamin Franklin