Having watched the silt get deeper and deeper in our moat over a period of about 20 years I finally contacted Peter Jex in 2011. Peter came out and gave us some prliminary ideas and suggestions. I was attracted by his proposal to pump the silt from the moat and spread it evenly in a nearby wood.
After coming back for a full survey, Peter gave usa detailed quote broken down into seperate ares in case we wanted to do part only.
We agreed to go ahead with the full job and were given an estimated start date and an estimated duration for the job. The job started on time and was completed just a few days over the stimated period.
Unfortunately we suffered from an exceptionally dry autumn and there was insufficient water to enable the silt to be pumped. As a result dumper trucks had to be brought in to transport the silt away. The job was still completed in a professional and timely manner. The only downside was the silt which we expected to be spread evenly (and thinly) had to be left in large piles which we plan to level out next year.
Overall we are very satisfied with the standard of work and the manner in which the site was cleared at the end of the job.