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The R.I.S.E Method by Rick Bartel


“The RISE Method” by Rick Bartel is in stock. This book is a How-to guide for Designing Natural Appearing Ponds, Streams and Waterfalls. The author, Rick Bartel, is an acknowledged veteran industry expert and Certified Master Water Feature Installation Contractor for more than twenty years, and has reached nearly every milestone imaginable in this industry. Rick Bartel was recently named 2010 Water feature Contractor of the Year! As the previous owner of a design and installation business, Rick is credited with reaching the fifteen million-gallon milestone with his water feature creations worldwide. Early on in his career, he demonstrated a passionate desire to advance quality water feature installations to the next level of proficiency by developing the now well known and industry respected R.I.S.E. Method of naturalistic water shaping techniques.

A method so simple that beginners could easily follow along yet so advanced experienced industry veterans would also gain valuable and beneficial information. This installation technique, emulating nature in a most precise and significant way, has literally changed the way the world’s foremost installers are currently designing water features. To date, this Random, Irregular, Spontaneous and Erratic Method has been credited with receiving more than 1500 national and international awards and recognitions for quality water feature design and installation practices.

From Design Masters competitions and the first ever NAPP Annual Service Award to being featured on Extreme Landscapes and the DIY Networks Waterscapes Workshop. The R.I.S.E. Method has literally taken water feature design to a new level.

This publication will provide you with all of the necessary information, focusing specifically on the elements and characteristics needed to attain truly naturalistic results in any completed project. You will learn the intricate details of what actually makes a water feature appear so natural, why these phenomenal techniques work, and how to avoid the critical design errors left over from the good old days. Join me as we explore the fascinating and wonderful world of water features from a naturalistic perspective that is sure to dazzle the most critical eyes we RISE to the challenge of designing and installing truly naturalistic water feature projects. Welcome to the R.I.S.E. Method.


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