Our Sediment, Sludge & Muck Removal System and Dewatering Services are performed throughout the United States working with you to determine your goals, develop a site specific plan, and meet or exceed your expectations considering the right equipment, portability and convenience, and simplified site removal of sediment from subdivision retention ponds, homes association lakes and water features.
We have chosen to build a fleet of hydraulic dredges due to their convenience, portability, accessibility, and environmentally friendliness. Our fleet consists of a 4" Dino, Dino 6, and an 8" Dino Super 6. Each dredge is a small barge boat with a submersible pump and a slurry head. The cutter head is designed for minimum disturbance of the water column and keeps total suspended solids to a minimum. We can perform a multitude of tasks that excavators and ordinary hydraulic dredges simply cannot access. Also, our lightweight dredge has virtually no impact on the aquatic life in the pond or on the surrounding environment. When sediment removal is complete there is minimal site restoration needed. The lightweight equipment is easily lifted out of the water and loaded onto a trailer, just like a boat, and therefore greatly reduces the chances of disturbing the ground or tearing up the sod. Even a golf course can stay fully functioning during the dredge operation.
The hydraulic dredge floats on the water excavating and pumping the sediment through piping to a geotextile tube on the shore. The use of geotextile tubes and specifically formatted coagulating polymer allows the slurry from the dredge to be trapped in the tube while the filtered, crystal clear water is directed into a nearby storm drain or over land and back into the original body of water. The filtered water consistently meets or exceeds water quality regulations. After sufficient dewatering, the tube(s) can be split open and the dry material may be removed by conventional means of excavation or disposed of on site.