New Departure Fish & Game Club






















Cheshire, CT

Savy & Sons saved our pond! There are very few companies that show-up when they say they will, and do what they say they will… Ralph and Travis are honest, very knowledgeable, and have excellent mechanical skills.  I highly recommend them.  Looking forward to working with Savy & Sons again as we repair additional leaks in 2019.

Marc Ostapowicz

Club Director


Just about 50 years ago, the pond at the New Departure Fish & Game Club was drained to clean the pond and install a valve to allow easier access and better control of the water levels. Unfortunately, the hatch didn’t weather well and has had a serious leak for many years, so significant that the culvert underneath collapsed and the club estimates that over 200,000 gallons of water a day has been lost. The club sought a permanent, affordable solution to stop the water loss, and allow easier access to control the water levels.

After a referral from a club member, Savy & Sons was brought in to replace the valve and seal the void. Using a rapid setting advanced hydraulic cement, designed for structural patching, the Savy & Sons team also installed an 8” PVC pipe with an inline air plug and cap.  Better able to weather the frost/thaw cycle of New England winters, this configuration also provides better access control to regulate the pond water table as needed, with the option to release up to 2,000 gallons a minute when fully open.

The repairs were completed without the need to reduce the pond levels, and the project’s quick timeframe did not interfere with the club operations.  Additionally, the materials used are eco-friendly, so as not to upset the sensitive pond ecosystem, which is stocked with trout four times a year.


As a family-owned and operated business, Savy & Sons has set the quality standard for three generations, providing masonry restoration, waterproofing solutions, and infrastructure repair for commercial, educational, and municipal customers.

With our service-first approach to all work, we’ve built a stellar reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service. Our skilled team ensures that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to our own demanding standards.

savy & sons team

Our top priority is to solve problems with unmatched customer service.


We strive for 100% customer satisfaction through the delivery of unparalleled expertise and open communications throughout each phase of our projects.


We build value into every project while delivering results that meet our demanding quality standards.


We are licensed, fully insured, bondable, and responsibly adhere to all safety and environmental codes for your protection.


We say what we will do and do what we say.  Our work is 100% guaranteed.

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