Dredging is the excavation of accumulated sediment from the bottom of fresh or salt water bodies, such as oceans, bays, rivers, lakes, and harbors. The sediment dredging process involves removing excessive deposits of sediment and debris from shallow beds and re-depositing the material in appropriate areas. Oftentimes, dredging spoils are deposited in areas where depth has been affected by coastal erosion.
An underwater dredge vessel is employed for the removal of sediment, and the vessel is assisted by a team of trained and certified commercial divers. Most often, diver dredging is accomplished by diver-directed hydraulic or suction dredging.
The most common goal of diver dredging is to remove excess and built up sediment and debris constricting flow and functionality of intake systems. However, there are many other additional reasons why various entities all over the world will hire a professional dive team for the operation of sediment dredging.
Various Underwater Dredge Purposes Include:
- Land Reclamation
- Erosion Correction
- Clearance/Excavation for New Construction
- Flood Prevention
- Trash & Debris Removal
- Contaminant/Pollutant Remediation
Dredging Divers at Midco
At Midco Diving & Marine Service, Inc., our team of specialized commercial divers uses high-tech machinery and resources to deliver an impeccable sediment dredging service for the removal of obstructive material from unwanted fresh and salt water locations. Due to the delicate nature of dredging and the impact it can have on marine ecosystems, only an experienced dredging crew will complete the project in a timely and cost-effective manner while also giving you peace-of-mind about the task at hand.