Silt Removal Solutions
We can also provide solutions to remove silt/sediments from hard to access areas without the requirement of heavy machinery.
With certain waterways there can be build-up of silt usually due to the breakup of organic material, submerged trees and limbs, blockage of inlets/outlets or particular run off areas in the surrounding lands.
As a result problems can arise such as:
- Reduction in depths of water
- Risks of flooding
- Possible loss of the waterway
- Possible increase in weed growth
- Clearing inlets and outlets
- Unpleasant odours
The silt pump or the clamshell attachment can be used for this process of silt removal. The silt pump has the capacity to remove silt using an auger system with connected hosing and the ability to transport silt to a desired location away from the waterway. This can be a distance of up to 150m depending on the density of the material in question. The disposal if possible can take place over surrounding flat land or to dewatering bags. The dewatering bags can also be used as a temporary store for silt before the on/ off site disposal. As silt is usually nutrient rich this can be used for planting or gardening purposes however tests would need to be concluded to establish if there is any contamination in the waterway.
The clamshell can also be used to dredge material from the watercourse bed and transport to specific areas in the surrounding lands.