Designing and building ponds all across Texas, from residential ponds to lakes, we are here to help you to satisfy all your pond construction needs in Texas.

Building Ponds in Texas


The three key factors to succeed in building a pond in Texas are:


  • Desing the pond before beginning with the construction
  • Have a skilled and experimented team to construct the pond
  • Use sodium bentonite pond liner to seal your pond soil


For the last 50 years, we have been working on ponds doing pond design, pond construction, pond reshaping, and pond repair.


Contact our experts to design and construct your pond.

Building a pond in Texas



When we talk about pond design, we are not only talking about how it looks like, if it will have trees around or a dock, etc. We talk about much more important things that will determine the path of the pond construction, like:


  • What are you planning to use the pond
  • Where do you want us to build the pond
  • How big and deep it must be
  • What is the soil composition
  • Where is the nearest water source
  • What is below the construction area
  • etc.
Pond construction layout

Why does the pond design matter?


The Pond Design matters because it helps us detect possible problems before we have a dozer in an 18ft hole or something more complicated.

The problems originating from the lack of design are costly and involve more than just throwing some sealer on the pond.


Our pond construction service begins with the pond design to ensure that you will not need extra repairs or fixes in the long or short term.


Contact us to know how pond design services can benefit your pond construction.

Mesuring a farm pond before the pond liner calculator

Pond construction in Texas.


Building ponds in Texas have some difficulties. One of the most important ones is the lack of clay in the soil composition, meaning that you can’t just compact the soil and hope it holds water. You have to install a pond liner.


When choosing a pond liner, you need to consider the purpose of the pond because the liner experiences different stress when farm animals walk through it than fish and plants can cause.


At Lonestar Minerals, we build and repair ponds using Sodium Bentonite because of its resistance, versatility, and natural origin. These characteristics allow us to construct all kinds of ponds with the confidence that we are giving you a long-lasting solution that will save you money, headaches, and water.

Pond construction in Texas

Why build ponds with Bentonite.


  1. The investment is comparable to other pond liners
  2. Bentonite maintenance costs are almost null.
  3. Compared to rubber liners, the risk of “puncture” or “tears” is almost null.
  4. As a neutral mineral, bentonite preserves the ecology of the pond, not altering the pH and being completely safe for fish, amphibians, and vegetation.
  5. Bentonite can self repair from small punctures.


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applying bentonite pond liner in a farm pond

What our clients say about our work.

Chris PedersenChris Pedersen ★★★★★ Working with Lonestar was a pleasure from the start to the finish of the project. Ricardo (Rick) came out to walk the area and discuss the best option, and provided a detailed estimate within a couple days of initial contact. Next was meeting Joseph and his crew that did the excavation and application of the Bentonite. The process moved really quickly considering the work involved, and the entire team was extremely personable and professional. Overall I was very pleased with the entire experience and would recommend Lonestar to any potential customer without hesitation.jake spruielljake spruiell ★★★★★ I called in with a question and was fortunate to speak with a gentleman named Rick. He was very helpful and it was evident that he has the experience to answer any question asked with respect to their products. He went above and beyond in helping me and had a tremendous amount of patience. If you're sealing a pond and need sodium bentonite... I suggest you call Rick.Thomas FathereeThomas Fatheree ★★★★★ Product, service and pricing were excellent! I bought a pallet of Bentonite from Diego at Lonestar GTC Minerals and highly recommend checking with them for prices and product when planning out a job. Thanks Diego!Debra CribbDebra Cribb ★★★★★ Ric was extremely helpful and arranged 90,000 lbs of product transported by polite and on time trucking. We undoubtedly would recommend Ric and his team for your project!Marc BoucherMarc Boucher ★★★★★ Rick & Art did a wonderful job on expanding our 1/4 acre pond to a 3/4 acre pond that did not hold water. They were very professional and lived up to their promises!Thank you!Gary RylanderGary Rylander ★★★★★ Very professional group to work with. Everyone communicates well with you as a client and with each other. They also took photos along with texting updates which was helpful for documentation.Would highly recommend them.amy storyamy story ★★★★★ Extremely professional and very easy to work with. They provided us with a great product in a very timely manner. I highly recommend working with lone star materials!Chad RuttenChad Rutten ★★★★★ Ricardo was great! From the time I started talking with him until the time that they were completed with the project was around a few weeks. Our pond was only about a quarter acre, but meeting timeliness and responsiveness in this day and age is hard to find and brings a lot of value to the customer. They did a great job getting everything cleaned up after they were completed with the project. Now we are just waiting for some rain so we can get our pond filled. If I ever need another pond to be sealed, or if I decide to increase the size of this pond, I will be calling these guys again. I would recommend them to anyone who need a pond sealed. Thanks, Ricardo, and thanks to your team!Hat CreekHat Creek ★★★★★ Lonestar did a FANTASTIC job on my pond sealing. The application of material was very deliberate and reshaping of the pond will add a lot of surface area. Would highly recommend them and will be using them on my next pond!!!Edward HerbertEdward Herbert ★★★★★ This is the 5th contractor to attempt to put a pond in for our ranch, we can't wait to see the final product. Rick and Alex were great very professional. They took care of everything they said they were going to take care of.js_loader