Lakes, ponds and rivers around the UK can become shallow and eventually dry out due to the build up of silt. Silt is formed because of debris from all sorts of sources, which include, leaves, fallen trees, decayed aquatic plant life, fish or animal waste and other things such as soil washed in by streams and rivers to your pond, lake or waterway. As this build-up continues it becomes necessary to remove this silt by means of dredging with mechanical equipment or by some other means.
The first stage of any silt dredging project is to establish exactly how much silt will need to be removed. This calculation is required to establish both the best means of removal and to help understand exactly what needs to be done with the silt after removal. From silt samples and a Hydrographic survey. it’s possible to establish the consistency of the silt, which gives a guideline to the time frame required for the removal process.
- 16ft Survey vessel for large lakes, rivers and coastal areas.
- Smaller remote controlled drone for small lakes, shorter river stretches and ponds.
Both options achieve exactly the same results and are able to give detailed information about the lake, pond, river or sea bed. Other information will be provided by the survey, for instance information about hard materials, such as stone and rock and softer areas such as sand etc.
Using GPS enabled equipment, we are able to generate a full report, which can clearly identify the problem areas and enable us to accurately produce quotations to carry out the clearing of unwanted silt from ponds, lakes, rivers and canals.
We supply all equipment and our services to domestic and commercial clients throughout the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about Hydrographic surveys or any of our products, such as lake and pond construction, lake and pond maintenance or fishery and consultancy services, please email email@example.com or call 0800 4725524 or 01206 620211.