Case Study – Removing Silt from a Pond
This being a smaller project the methods remains the same to conventional pond dredging. The machines and equipment are loaded in to a safe area. Then they travel in on bog mats to the work area and a full drain down occurs again. An area is found to dig a sump hole to direct any remaining water to that point keeping and water out of the way.
A Two Excavator Job
Once complete an 8 ton excavator removed silt from and shallow depth area for a 3 ton machine to drive in and then on bog mats to pass material closer to the digger on the side and the top. This had to be done due to only being able to access one side of the pond due to trees and obstructions that were desired to keep. The 3 ton digger on the pond bed on mats moved material to and edge when a 8 ton digger would reach and load in a dumper and removed to a designated tipping site where it was block tipped in rows.
Waste Removed and Pond Returned to Original Shape
After the bulk has been removed the 3 ton with smooth and shaped one side of the pond and the bottom. Then the digger will be removed. This was difficult as after it went in and more silt was removed the bed depth increased which required us to dig a ramp out. The 8 ton continued to shape the opposite side and refill the ramp that is no longer need and returning it to its originally shape. Another success story dredging lakes and removing silt from ponds. Jex Plant are regarded by many as the UK’s leading experts on Pond Restoration and large Pond Cleaning.
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