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3 Construction Projects That Require Fast Dewatering Solutions

3 Construction Projects That Require Fast Dewatering Solutions

3 Construction Projects That Require Fast Dewatering Solutions

When preparing for a construction project, the idea of dewatering can be daunting. This is especially true if you’re on a strict deadline. Much of this dread is born from outdated dewatering methods, which proved costly and arduous. 

Unique Requirements

Construction sites that lie underwater pose unique challenges and requirements. Not as cut and dry and most projects, the need for dewatering makes underwater construction especially unusual. This means that when approaching such project it’s always a good idea to assess safety regulations, timeline expectations, and dewatering options.

1) Dam Repair

The safety and viability of dams are a major priority for city and state engineers. Dams store water in case of fluctuations in demand, but they also impede floodwaters from rising. This stored water is then either released to the river below the dam or diverted for other uses. Vulnerabilities in a dam should be immediately repaired to avoid catastrophic damage. In order to get to the damaged material, temporary dewatering is necessary.

2) Boat Ramp Construction

A boat ramp is usually constructed of a concrete ramp poured over a steel frame. They provide an easy and safe way for vehicles to back boats into the water. Most boat ramps go well under the water line to account for low tides. To build a boat ramp,  the area must be dewatered for digging and construction.  Once completed, the water is released and the boat ramp can provide access to the water.

3) Pipelines

Oil and gas pipelines require regular inspections. Make them quicker and easier with an Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam. These are capable of controlling surface water up to 6 ft. deep and can be used in a variety of environments. During these inspections, pipelines that show damage or corrosion are flagged for repair. Such damage is an extreme concern for oil and gas operators. Repairs must be made safely but speedily, to avoid the risk of contamination or danger. With the right dewatering solution, inspections and repairs are manageable and safe. 

Know Your Options

In the past, dewatering was a long and arduous process that usually involved sandbags, heavy earth or stones piled high to keep the water at bay. Not only was the process time-consuming, but posed some serious safety concerns. With new technology, dewatering is easier and safe than ever.  Embracing new, eco-friendly solutions like the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam can save you and your crew time and money.  

Safe Dewatering for a Successful Project

The success of your project is based on how safe the process was, how quickly it was completed and how efficiently your materials were used. With smart dewatering, such as that with an inflatable bladder dam, much of the chance and guesswork is eliminated. Click To Tweet

To find out how to ensure the success and safety of your underwater construction project, Contact Us.

Pipeline Construction and Dewatering Your Worksite

Pipeline Construction and Dewatering Your Worksite

The favorable outlook for pipeline construction in 2017 has many developers looking for new opportunities. With the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone Pipeline back on the table and other projects heating up, the timing couldn’t be better. It has never been more important to improve your process efficiency and ensure the success of your projects than now. Pipeline construction often involves the difficulty of working in the water. Consider the benefits of using a water inflated cofferdam to dewater your worksite.

Pipeline Construction and Dewatering in 2017

Dewatering your worksite is a common necessity in pipeline construction. For this reason, it presents a good opportunity to lower costs and increase efficiency. Using a water inflated dam like the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam to dewater your worksite will help you do both. Gain an edge on your competition in 2017 with this innovative dewatering solution from Hydrological Solutions.

They are quick and easy to install and easy to store. This environmentally friendly and reusable approach to dewatering allows your crew to work safely and efficiently. Avoid the hassle of sandbags and give your project the best chance for success. Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdams mold to the environment, forming a seal and reducing the risk of water seeping through the cracks. Installation is easy- just let the water do the work.

Also Great for Pipeline Inspections

Make your pipeline inspections quicker and easier with an Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam. It is able to control surface water up to 6 ft. deep and is useable in varying terrains and environments. Designed with you and your crew’s safety in mind, you can do your work and inspections with peace of mind.

A Better Choice

As the pipeline industry ramps up for growth, look for ways to improve and enhance your processes. Pipeline construction and dewatering go hand in hand, so don’t pass an opportunity to gain an edge on your competition. Consider the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam as your 2017 solution for worksite dewatering and pipeline inspections. Contact Us for more information on dewatering solutions for your pipeline projects this year.