Construction Site Dewatering: Techniques and Solutions
Having a proper construction dewatering plan is imperative to keeping your project on schedule and on budget. Construction dewatering can be very challenging and normally includes the removal, treatment and discharge of groundwater and storm water. Numerous Griffin Dewatering project sites were recently featured in Pile Buck magazine’s cover story on construction site dewatering. Below is an excerpt:
“It is not uncommon for water to accumulate at construction sites, whether from preoccupation or non-storm water. In order to begin construction operations, it is generally necessary to remove this water in a process known as dewatering.
In general, dewatering is a multi-step process involving storing water, pumping the water, treating and discharging it. Depending on the state having jurisdiction over the project, these steps may require the provision of permits. Construction dewatering is typically done before excavation. It is often necessary in order to keep a project on schedule and to maintain a safe workplace. Dewatering will also impede leakage of water and sand and help avoid upheaval failure.
Proper dewatering is necessary to avoid erosion or other hazards. While construction site dewatering can be both timely and expensive, it is often necessary on construction sites to reduce or remove groundwater. This article will discuss various techniques and solutions for construction site dewatering.”