Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fake Rocks On Pinterest

Pinterest is a great place to get ideas on how to use fake rocks for landscaping, gardening and hiding ugly utilities in your yard. It's always neat seeing how creative people can get in experimenting with different ways to use the DekoRRa rock enclosures.

We've seen some uses that are pretty far fetched. One customer made a turkey hunting blind out of a large size artificial boulder. Unfortunately he was never able to use it because a bear got inside and chewed it to pieces. Sorry but as durable as these artificial rocks are they can't withstand bear attacks!

Dog houses are another popular use. Customers cut arches on one side of the DekoRRa Model 103 and it makes a perfect igloo style dog house. Choose the Pro-R insulated version to keep Fido warm inside.

We even had a Model 104 used as a prop on a parade float for a mermaid to perch on. Creative to say the least!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Big Fake Rocks For Big (Ugly) Electrical Boxes

If you're a home owner there's a good chance you're familiar with the big green ugly electrical utility boxes the power companies place in the yard. For easy access many of these electrical boxes are placed in the front yard out near the road where they are easy to find and easily visible.

Many of these utility boxes are installed on concrete pads to keep them raised off the ground a couple of inches. This can make the footprint at the bottom several inches wider and longer than what's up near the top.

Covering a electrical utility box requires fake rocks that are tall enough and not overly rounded up near the top where extensive interior space is often needed to fully enclose the rectangular shape of the electrical utility box.

It's important you measure the length and width of the electrical box at the bottom and also up at the top. In many cases the length and width will be identical at the top and bottom, but make sure to include the dimensions of the concrete pad at the base if your intention is to have it covered.

Choosing fake rocks to cover these large electrical boxes boils down to 2 DekoRRa Mock Rock Models: The 104 and larger 114. Both offer a squarish or rectangular profile which creates ample interior room for most types of electrical utility boxes.

Should I buy the DekoRRa Model 104 or Model 114 to cover my electrical box?

Usually it's the height of the utility box that determines which DekoRRa Mock Rock is needed. The 104 Model is more or less maxxed out at the 35 inch high mark. If the electrical box extends beyond 35 inches in height it's time to look at the larger and taller Model 114 as your only option.

Sometimes the shorter DekoRRa Model 104 can be "boosted" by building up mulch, stone or soil under the base of the rock cover. Remember, all of these fake rocks have more interior room available closer to the bottom vs up near the top. By making the rock sit higher by placing mulch, soil or rock under its base you'll be creating more useable interior space inside of the enclosure.

It's also important to consider venting when covering an electrical utility box. Air flow is important to prevent the components withing the utility box from over heating and becoming damaged. Vents are easy to add to your fake rock order using the drop down menus next to the add to cart button. The vents will be painted to match the desired rock color and installed prior to packaging the rock for shipment.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Fake Rocks Q And A

Wondering which fake rocks are best for your lawn or garden project? We've put together a fake rocks questions and answers page to help make things easier for you.

While many customers focus on color selection as the main issue when selecting fake rock covers, the real concern should be sizing. We get very few product returns here at Rocksfast. And 95% of the returns we do get are sizing related issues. It's almost always "This rock is too small and won't cover my septic tank." Or "I need to exchange this for the next size larger rock."

How to use fake rocksIt's imperative you measure the object you intend to cover prior to ordering any mock rock. Careful measurements detailing the exact length and width at the bottom and at the top, in addition to the overall height. If you look at the different mock rock models you'll notice the majority of them become smaller with height. This translates to less and less available interior space inside the rock up near the top vs down low at the base.

In some cases a faux rock cover that is too small can be adjusted to fit. Say you flip a fake rock over your septic tank and it wears it like a baseball cap. There's a 3 or 4 inch gap at the bottom. The rock is too small.

A fast and easy solution is to mound up some stone, soil or mulch around the base of the septic tank to boost the rock up a bit. It's a quick fix that can work wonders when covering septics, wells, irrigation valves, backflows, vents, utility boxes and more.

When it's all said and done, the fastest and easiest way to select the perfect fake rock for your project is to pin the dirty work on us! Simply enter the dimensions of the object you need to cover in the form on this page and we will email you a list of DekoRRa Mock Rocks guaranteed to fit.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Best Fake Rock Well Covers For Your Yard

Fake Rock Well EnclosuresPractically anyone living out in the country or in the suburbs who doesn't have city water is going to have a private water well. These modern marvels are bored deep into the earth where fresh water can be pumped up and into a home through a pressurized system that provides fresh water whenever a faucet is turned on.

It's a wonderful thing indeed!

What's not so wonderful, however, is the ugly metal water well riser that sticks up from the ground. Some extend only a few inches while many can rise up several feet above the ground. Tall rusty metal pillars of curb appeal killing ugliness that home owners are forced to look at day in and day out.

Luckily, DekoRRa has introduced some fake rock covers that are specifically designed to fit over a wide variety of water well risers and caps. Here's a quick rundown of the best options currently available.

- DekoRRa Mock Rock Cover Model 101: Designed with a rounded boulder shape, the 101 model is best suited for water well risers under 16 inches tall. While the rounded boulder shape helps it blend in to a wide variety of landscaping variations it also eats up a lot of interior space.

- DekoRRa Mock Rock Cover Model 102: This is probably the most popular option for home owners looking to hide ugly water well risers. The 102 features a nice balance of rounded edges with a taller and slightly smaller footprint than the 101 model. Because the 102 is taller, it can handle water wells up to 24" in height.

- DekoRRa Mock Rock Cover Model 107: The less expensive of the bunch, the 107 is capable of covering water wells up to 18" in height. For penny pinchers looking for a quick fix the 107 can be a great option.

DekoRRa Mock Rock Cover Model 113: With it's monumental stature, the 113 is capable of covering tall wells up to 32" in height. The squared shape isn't the most realistic choice, but it's ideal for mounting an address plaque to.

Regardless of which DekoRRa fake rock cover you decide on you can rest assured that the texture and colors will be extremely realistic. Let's face it, covering a water well with a fake rock that looks like a plastic blob isn't going to win you any curb appeal points. Going the DekoRRa route may cost a bit more, but the end result is a fake rock that not only looks real, but is built to stay that way!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Fake Rocks By DekoRRa

Fake rocks and fake rock covers made by DekoRRa are considered some of the best models currently available for landscaping and residential and commercial applications. DekoRRa designs their fake rocks with particular applications in mind, making them the ideal solution for a wide variety of uses. See the complete line of DekoRRa fake rocks for sale here.

Decorative Fake Rocks For Well Covers

Fake Rock CoversMany home owners are faced with the problem of having an exposed water well riser or well cap in the front or back yard. These utilities are common throughout the U.S., and are infamous for their uncanny ability to distract from front yard landscaping and the natural setting in ones yard or garden areas. Water well risers and caps are permanent, and cannot easily be moved by a home owner to a more desire-able and less visible location without moving the entire water well which is an extremely costly proposition.

DekoRRa's fake rocks for sale best suited for covering exposed water wells are models 101, 102, and 107. These models are available in 4 natural colors with realistic faux rock texturing molded into the side walls. Using them is fast and easy, simply place them over the exposed water well and pin down the edges with the included ground stakes.

Why Are DekoRRa Fake Rocks The Best Choice?

DekoRRa manufacturers their fake rocks using a patented resin molding process called "Real Rock." Each artificial rock is heat molded of a resin material infused with U.V. protection, colorant, and flakes of organic material which combines to produce an incredibly realistic and gritty rock like texture. The "Real-Rock" manufacturing process is ideal because the end product is all one molded piece. Nothing is sprayed or painted on. This zero maintenance design is ultra durable, and will never require any painting or refinishing. From harsh freeze-thaw cycles to baking sun and 100 degree heat, DekoRRa fake rocks are built for long term performance.

Can DekoRRa Fake Rocks Be Used For Landscaping?

Yes, while the hollow design is ideal for covering and hiding utilities in the yard or garden, the DekoRRa fake rock covers can be used for any application where natural and realistic faux rocks and boulders are desired. The light weight design makes them extremely easy to use, and one person can easily lift the rocks to move them.

Will DekoRRa Artificial Rocks Cover Septics?

Yes, the DekoRRa Model 103, 111, and 112 are ideal for use as decorative septic covers. Home owners with concrete septic risers and the newer green plastic septic and sewer caps can use DekoRRa faux rocks to cover and hide the exposed septic tanks quickly and easily. It's important to consider venting the rocks when used for septic applications.

Will The Wind Blow Them Away?

No, DekoRRa's unique flanging system provides protection from the wind. Flanges are molded in to the bottom edges of each fake landscaping rock. Included ground stakes are pounded through holes in the flanges to pin the rock down to the ground and provide protection from the wind and from tampering. Concrete anchors can be used instead of the ground stakes in applications where the rock cover is being fastened to a concrete pad or hard surface.

Can These Fake Rocks Be Used As Props?

Yes, the realistic texture and rock like colors make these ideal for use as stage props, on production sets, and other applications. The light weight design makes them easy to move around as prop rocks, and the durable finish keeps the prop rocks looking great even if they are bashed around in storage.

 

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Insulated Outdoor Decorative Well Covers For Large Pumps & Tanks

Many people looking to buy outdoor decorative well covers for large well pumps and well pressure tanks find it challenging because their isn't much of a selection, and what is available can be quite expensive.

As a first step when looking to buy outdoor decorative well covers it's important to consider what type of insulation is needed in order to provide adequate frost and freeze protection. Depending on where the outdoor well is located, insulating and or heating the well pump and pressure tank may be necessary.

Are Insulated Decorative Well Covers Necessary For Large Pumps & Tanks?

If you live in an area where the temperatures dip below the freezing mark for an extended period of time, then an insulated decorative well cover may be a wise choice. Decorative well covers for large pumps and tanks can be purchased with the insulation incorporated into the hard walls of the enclosure, or as a separate insulation bag or blanket.

Using a well insulation bag usually provides better R-value because it forms a tighter seal around the well head or well pressure tank. Many insulation bags for large outdoor well pumps and pressure tanks are manufactured with grommets positioned at the end near the opening. This way if the insulation bag is placed over a large outdoor well pressure tank it can be fastened to the bottom of the tank to pin it down and prevent the wind from uncovering it.

Large outdoor well pressure tanks will require large size insulation bags, but keep in mind that the insulation need not extend all the way to the ground.  At the base of the well pressure tank is a pedestal, and this pedestal does not need to be covered.

In order to save money, many home owners elect to insulate large outdoor well pressure tanks using just an insulation bag or blanket, leaving the hard cover out of the equation. While this can save money, it's not usually considered an ideal route.

For one, when left out in the elements the large pressure tank insulation bag is prone to U.V. damage, damage from rodents, tampering, and other factors. If it's a temporary scenario when an insulation bag is placed over a well pressure tank for a couple days during a cold spell, or at night when the temperature drops then it's usually viable. But throwing an insulation bag over a large outdoor well pressure tank and leaving it out there year round and 24/7 is never a good idea.

Insulated decorative well covers for large outdoor wells & pressure tanks are better if they include a hard shell in addition to the insulation material. The hard shell enclosure is important for 3 reasons:

  • It provides protection from the wind and helps retain heat;
  • It provides security and protection from theft and tampering;
  • It helps keep critters out and prevents U.V. damage;

While going with a standalone outdoor well insulation bag is going to save money right out of the gates, chances are it's going to end up costing more in the long run if the pump or tank is damaged from freezing weather or frost. This is the main reason we suggested hard covers insulated decorative well covers for large outdoor wells and pressure tanks.

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Water Worker Outdoor Well Pressure Tank Insulation Covers

Water Worker outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers and enclosures can be important for preventing frost and freeze damage in colder winter months and during spring and fall freezes. Water Worker manufactures a variety of different outdoor well pressure tank sizes for a variety of different applications.

Some of the most popular Water Worker well pressure tank sizes are: 20 gal, 32 gal, 44 gal, 62 gal, 86 gal, 119 gal.

Outdoor Well Pressure Tank Insulation Covers For Water Worker Pressure Tanks

The size of Water Worker pressure tank you have will determine the size of the outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers that are needed in order to provide adequate frost protection and freeze protection.

Placing a well pressure tank insulation blanket or bag over a Water Worker pressure tank that does not fully enclose the entire tank can leave it susceptible to frost or freeze damage. It's also important to determine the extent of protection that is needed for your particular application. This can depend on a variety of factors including where the tank is located geographically, wind exposure, severity of temperature fluctuations and other factors.

insualte-water-worker-well-tankThe DekoRRa brand outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers we sell work well over a wide variety of Water Worker well pressure tank sizes. The first step in determining what size outdoor well pressure tank insulation blanket or bag is needed is to carefully measure the total height of the tank from the ground to the top in addition to the diameter which is a diagonal measurement across the top center of the tank.

Once the well tank is measured you can view our selection of outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers to determine which model will best suit your application and tank size. It's important to realize that wind is probably the biggest culprit when it comes to outdoor pressure tank frost and freeze damage. By preventing exposure to the wind, you can reduce the risk of cold weather damage. While outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers and blankets do help to provide wind protection for Water Worker well tanks, often times it is best to use a hard sided enclosure in addition to the insulation underneath.

Regardless of the size of Water Works pressure tank you own, it's going to be better protected from frost and freeze with outdoor well pressure tank insulation covers used in tandem with hard enclosures like these large fake rock covers to provide additional protection from the heat robbing wind.

 

 

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