What is Construction Dewatering? Methods & Benefits

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Dewatering is the process of removing groundwater or surface water from a construction site using dewatering systems. The pumping process pumps water up through wells, wellpoints, eductors, or sumps installed in the ground. Temporary and permanent solutions are available.

Importance of dewatering in construction

Controlling groundwater in a construction project is critical to success. Water intrusion can threaten ground stability. The following are benefits of construction site dewatering:

Dewatering Methods

Working with a groundwater control specialist is essential when designing a pump system for site dewatering. Improperly designed solutions can result in unwanted subsidence, erosion, or flooding. Professional engineers evaluate local hydrogeology and site conditions to engineer the most effective systems.

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