GroundWater Control & Dewatering
Geoquip is a specialist supplier to the construction dewatering sector and has worked on a range of groundwater control projects both in the UK and around the world including
Our most recent projects involved supplying equipment to sites in West Africa, Central and Far East Asia.
We are able to advise on and specify project requirements to ensure ground conditions stabilise sufficiently to allow excavation and construction in safe conditions below groundwater level.
We work closely with our clients and base our project solutions on the preferred dewatering method, taking into account:
Any excavation below groundwater requires dewatering input to control water levels and prevent the potentially catastrophic effects of water ingress which can include instability, heave or quick conditions. Dewatering normally involves the temporary lowering of the groundwater level within an aquifer or depressurising the artesian head. In some instances a permanent solution is required and a continuing groundwater control system is installed. Solutions include gravity drainage or deep wells, using submersible borehole pumps or applying a vacuum to a soil material using ejector systems or vacuum wellpoint systems.
Dewatering & Control Systems