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Top 6 Benefits of Dredging

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Dredging is the excavation of material from one level to another. It is used for a large variety of reasons, including to maintain channels or harbors, remove sedimentation and improve water quality, create new landforms such as islands or boat ramps.

Given its technological advances, dredging is one of the best ways to keep the waterways clean and healthy. As we continue to dredge, our environment will become more prosperous and less toxic.

Here are the six top benefits of dredging that you may not have known about:

  1. Waterway Project Preparation
  2. Land Reclamation
  3. Environmental Remediation
  4. Aquatic Life Preservation
  5. Cleanup Applications
  6. Mine Reclamation

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1- Waterway Project Preparation

Dredging is often the first step of many needed underwater construction projects.

It is a critical underwater excavation step in many waterways construction projects such as bridges, docks, piers, and undersea tunnels.

2- Land Reclamation

Sediment removal can be used as a source for building projects. The liberated sediment is dried out and transported to another location that requires additional land (or construction material) in order to create more space.

3- Environmental Remediation

Dredge spoils are not always contaminated or toxic. At times, these dredged sediments are deposited in areas where they are needed. These dredge spoils can be used as nourishing materials for beaches, ponds and wetlands.

In this way, dredging can serve as a natural replenishment (or environmental remediation) of coastal sediment deposits that naturally erode away due to wave action, wind, etc.

4- Aquatic Life Preservation

Dredging is necessary for dredging projects that are also used to clean up aquatic ecosystems. Dredged materials may be contaminated with hazardous chemicals or pathogens, therefore requiring dredging in order to remove these toxic pollutants from the water column. It also removes trash, supporting environmentally friendly waterways in the process

5- Cleanup Applications

Dredging is often used in different situations to clean up by removing trash, debris, and other materials that can contaminate water supplies. Situations resulting from events such as toxic material spills, sewage spills, natural disasters, etc.

6- Mine Reclamation

After mining activities are done in an area, the land needs to be restored, so it can support plants and animals again. This is accomplished by restoring rich topsoil using materials like clay sand or compost which have been mixed together with silt dredged from bottom lakes for some added nutrients. Topsoil creates an ideal environment where native species will flourish after earth-tone mining ends.


Finding The Right Dredger For Your Project

With so many dredges available for your project, it can be confusing selecting the right one for your project. Fortunately, we take the hassle out of that for you. We offer a complete line of dredge rentals and other equipment for any size job. Our equipment is designed with mobility, reliability, durability, and safety in mind.

In addition, we offer our immaculate dredging equipment for rent to those who wish to DIY their dredging project, from a backyard pond dredging to sand dredging. We offer support and guidance every step of the way.

Whatever your project, whatever the scale, U.S. Aqua Services can help. Call us now!

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About U.S. Aqua Services

U.S. Aqua Services was created to support the dredging process in advancing commerce and responding to its many challenges. To accomplish this, our dredging company assembled an exceptional group of experienced individuals and a diverse inventory of dredge equipment.

We offer dredging equipment rental services so you can have access to the latest and greatest in dredging technology without having to pay to maintain it, transport, and store it, along with dewatering services.

With an emphasis on mobility, dependability, durability, diversity, efficiency, and safety, our dredging rental company can ensure that our different types of dredging systems are easy to move through any terrain and can work in the most rugged and remote environments. Our multi-function hydraulic systems are built with jetting and mechanical options that can efficiently move loose sediment or stiff layers of clay.

US Aqua services also and maintains a ready fleet of amphibious equipment capable of completing projects in some of the harshest and most remote environments. U.S Aqua is also the dealer for Louisiana of the amphibious vehicle Fat Truck. No matter the size or scope of the job or the remoteness of your work location, you can rely on Fat Truck’s industrial off-road utility vehicles to get the job done right.