- Dewatering for Masonary Wall Construction
Savannah, GA (2003)
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This is a 4' x 150' AquaDam® used to isolate/dewater the shoreline for
construction of a rock wall.
This client was looking for an alternative to sandbagging. AquaDams® can be placed
on the shoreline with a backhoe. The water being pumped into it will unroll it.
To remove an AquaDam® simply back the water out until it becomes buoyant. Then it can
be moved to its next location along the shoreline.
This is the first section of the stone wall (out of a total of 1500 feet)
that was being built using sandbags. Moving sandbags was labor intensive
even though the water depths were shallow. The client needed a faster,
quicker alternative to stay on budget in order to construct the additional
sections of the wall.
This is an example of the effort it takes to build a sandbag wall.
Each sandbag has to be individually placed and the foot traffic causes a
muddy mess. Then it all has to be removed, one bag at a time. The easily
accessible lake water can be used to fill the AquaDam® and then can be
released again. Quick, effective, and mess-free. Using water to control water.