Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 09, 2020 10:26 AM


When you're working on dewatering a location, it can be a tough, but very important, process. But why is it so important, how does it take place and what are some of the best items to use to make it happen faster and more effectively? Here's a quick look at these questions and more to help you through the process.

Why Does Dewatering Matter?

builder dewatering a jobsiteDewatering a job site can mean all the difference between having an easy time getting your machinery, people and materials moved around, getting work done, and being stuck in the mud - literally. By removing the extra water on a job site, whether due to flooding, high groundwater levels or similar issues, you're making it easier for your crew to get the job done. This process can also allow your crew to work more safely, more easily and with less mess than may be otherwise possible.

How Does the Process Work?

Dewatering a job site can be accomplished in a number of ways, whether simply pumping water out of a foundation dig, providing drainage or undertaking more advanced dewatering activities. However, to do it properly, you'll need to take steps to avoid causing erosion, which can be a problem if you don't watch your discharge area. If your discharge area begins to look unstable, you'll need to take other actions to prevent erosion. This prevents soil from washing into waterways, which can cause a lot of problems for marine life. One option you can consider is discharge bags.

Discharge bags filter out sediment that is picked up with water is pumped out of a job site, by allowing the water to flow through pores in the bag. The bag is attached to the end of a discharge hose, when then pumps the water through the bag and out into the environment. It's an especially good choice for areas where watershed concerns may be an issue. Because they allow the water to be released more slowly, they prevent erosion from starting and becoming a problem.

How Can Dandy Dewatering Bags Help?

One of the products we recommend at Team EJP is Dandy Dewatering Bags. They have a number of features that we feel puts them above the rest. The bags can be quickly and easily attached to your discharge hose so that you can get to it, instead of spending a lot of time trying to carefully fit the bag to the hose. They're much easier to use than sediment traps, and many users find them a lot more convenient, which makes it a breeze to get started. They're available with oil absorbers, which are handy if you're worried about contaminating the watershed or sensitive area that you're working near. Dandy Dewatering Bags are also available in three convenient sizes, making it simple to find one that's the right size for your job.

By understanding what's involved in the dewatering process and how to effectively carry it out, you can ensure that you'll get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you're not sure of exactly what approach to take, the experienced professionals at Team EJP can help. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, to get more information or to place an order for some of our industry-designed water utility materials and equipment.

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