dredging

Dredging is the process by which sediment or muck is removed from a body of water. There are many different types or methods of dredging. These different methods are more or less applicable for different scenarios. Pristine Waters LLC employs two different methods for dredging ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water:

geotextile tube from diver-assisted-suction-dredging project at corporate client's site.
A geotextile tube used to contain and filter dredge slurry from a pond on a corporate client’s site.
  • Diver-Assisted-Suction-Dredging: Applicable for smaller projects or projects where site access is limited. This method, which is very precise but usually takes longer, is more applicable for small backyard ponds (under one acre), lake waterfronts, lake beaches, and small lake coves. Diver-Assisted-Suction-Dredging may also be preferable in situations where there is some environmental habitat concern. Typically, Diver-Assisted-Suction-Dredging is more expensive on a unit basis but often times ends up being competitively priced in aggregate project pricing due to lower restoration/repair costs to surrounding landscapes. Please click here learn more about Pristine Waters LLC’s Diver-Assisted-Suction-Dredging services.
  • Hydraulic Dredging: Applicable for larger projects where there is sufficient access (or sufficient access may be created) to launch a 20′-30′ catamaran or pontoon style boat. While a little less precise than Diver-Assisted-Suction-Dredging, it is possible to remove greater quantities of sediment in less time utilizing a hydraulic dredge. Typically this results in a lower price for dredging on a unit basis. This method is preferable for larger ponds (greater than one acre), lakes, marinas, harbors, and environments where there is (or may be) a toxic concern that would preclude divers from operating safely. Please click here to learn more about Pristine Waters LLC’s Hydraulic Dredging services.