Our unique system employs the use of a self propelled barge with independent working paddle wheels and an excavator arm. We dredge the unwanted sediment using a clam-shell bucket. Depending on the project we will either load the sediment into a barge or place sediment directly on shore in a loading area. Then, from either the barge or loading area the sediment is loaded onto dump trucks and shipped to final dumping site.
Below are just some of the advantages with dredging with the Aquamog.
We are able to start moving sediment with-in 45 minutes of getting to the jobsite, there is no need to dig a spoils site or run any pipe. The dredging process begins when we get into the water. This is even more important in Emergency Clean-up situations.
We are able to offer quantifiable amounts of sediment removed (just count the truck loads leaving); Our clam bucket holds one cubic yard, and our barges hold 12 cubic yards, so there is no need to guess how much sediment is actually in the spoils pit, and no wondering where the sediment went when the sediment bag is cut open. A cubic yard is a cubic yard.
The Aquamog moves through the water with independent paddle wheels, the machine can actually make a turn with-in its self, and the Aquamog only needs a little more than a foot of water to float.
When barges are used on projects, one barge is being loaded, while a second is being unloaded, and the third is in transit. Keeping the system efficient, and productive.
We are extremely effective in urban areas, by having just one access site (the same as the loading site) we eliminate the necessity to repair large amounts of shoreline, remove fences, and or trees. Also, who wants a big pit of sediment slurry in their sub-division?
No need to worry about logs or rocks in your water, we can simply move them with our clam-shell bucket.
There is no loss of lake usage for it’s’ users. Keep using the lake while we work.
Certain permitting situations can be eliminated (i.e. Permits for spoils retention area, NPDES permits for return water.)
A consistent grade can be maintained with our clam-shell method.
With no spoils pit and minimum shoreline to repair, the dredging project can easily be set-up in stages rather than an “All or Nothing” Situation. We can easily dredge a specified contracted area, leave, and come back and do another area when additional funds can be allocated.