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The Three D’s of Water Control

The 3-D’s of Water Control

In the cofferdam business, we refer to the 3-D’s often: Dewatering, Diversion, and Damming. There is a multitude of applications where our sturdy and portable cofferdam proves to be the most useful tool against water to ensure safety and reliability for project completion. Below is listed what each D means and examples of situations where they would be used to help you better understand the diverse types of issues our temporary water barriers are equipped to handle!

Dewatering

Dewatering, un-watering, and water control are common terms used to describe the removal or drainage of ground or surface water, typically on a construction site. This technique is often required before subsurface excavation for such things as:

  • Foundations
  • Shoring
  • Cellar Space
  • Boat Ramp Repairs
  • Bridge Repairs
  • Dredging
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Shoreline Restoration
  • Wetland Protection

Diversion

Diversion is the sometimes permanent, but most often temporary, re-routing of water from its original location. It may be required to initiate a project and/or allow a project to proceed. It’s a known necessity when it comes to construction projects at home and in the professional sectors. Examples of diversion water-control situations include:

  • Bridge Repairs
  • Dredging
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Flood Control
  • River Crossings
  • River Flow
  • Spillways
  • Wetland Protection

Damming

Damming is the process of creating a barrier that holds back light to heavy amounts of water. The barrier may be needed to maintain water table levels, collect water for storage, to contain waterways and/or control their flow and direction, or possibly prevent water from crossing established safety thresholds. The process of damming can be seen in nature by the beaver who created a temporary water barrier of its own which was then used as the beavers home. Some examples in construction where damming is the preferred water-control situation are:

  • Bridge Repairs
  • Canals
  • Cold Weather Projects
  • Dredging
  • Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Flood Control
  • Flood Protection
  • Shoreline Protection
  • Shoreline Restoration
  • Spillways
  • Wetland Protection

 

The 3-D’s explained to you can help you stay informed of the diversity of our geo-textile portable temporary cofferdams. They are as eco-friendly as the dam a beaver builds, and maybe more so because when you are finished using our cofferdam, you simply empty it, roll it up, and return it or place it in storage until it’s next needed. Our goal here at Dam-It Dams is to have happy and knowledgable customers, but also to provide financially and environmentally conscientious products that are easy enough to install/uninstall that you don’t have to concern yourself with hiring outside assistance. And here we have it.

Contact us today for more information and a free quote.

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