Dewatering is an aspect of almost all construction projects. Examples include lowering the water table prior to excavation, removing standing water or planning for rainfall. Overlooking or underestimating dewatering increases your costs and causes delays in construction.
Selecting the right construction dewatering pump can have huge implications on project success. Many construction project managers underestimate the importance of selecting the right pump. Premature pump wear or unexpected failure can significantly increase project expenses and delay project schedules.
The best pump choice for construction dewatering is a submersible pump. Some project managers use self-priming pumps because they are more portable. However, a long suction hose going into your self-priming pump causes frequent loss of prime and stalled pumps. Also, self-priming pumps tend to only dewater solids in the pit rather than remove them.
Boyer Construction is a 20 year-old construction and engineering company specializing in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Inland Marine construction projects. Based in Northwest Houston in an 18 acre facility, over 250 engineers, master electricians and plumbers, equipment specialists, and skilled fabricators, have worked on various rehabilitation and infrastructure replacement projects throughout Southeast Texas.
Many of those projects, including those in Galveston required dewatering pumps to be used on coffer dams and large excavation jobs. These demanding services require continual operation, pumping water that is often laden with silt and sand.
Couple continual cycling with salt and brackish water and you have elements which will minimize the life of most dewatering pumps.