Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Angle grinder
  • Cold chisel
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Hearing protection
  • Hammer drill
  • Safety glasses
  • Spade
  • Utility knife

You'll also need diamond blades for the circular saw and grinder, a masonry bit to fit the hose diameter, and leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Flagstone
  • Polyurethane adhesive
  • Silicone caulk
  • EPDM rubber liner
  • Underlayment
  • Pond pump
  • Corrugated tubing
  • Ball valve
  • Barbed fittings
  • Hose clamps
  • Brick
  • Mortar
  • 80-grit sandpaper
  • Shims
  • 2x4 x 8