In the construction sector, de-watering refers to the process of draining and removing ground or surface water from the building site. Usually, the process is done through pumping or evaporation, before starting the subsurface excavation for building foundations, in order to lower the water table that might affect the construction. There are many methods for separating the liquids from solid materials, the most feasible in the case of building being gravity draining using channels that carry away water from the work site to a discharging point, pumping or scooping and dumping water with the use of specialized machinery.
Considering the proximity to the ocean, de-watering is a necessity in some of the building projects in the UAE, depending on the location. Lowering the ground water level is important before starting excavating, in order to ensure the side slopes and base of the foundation.
Since the construction sector is rapidly expanding, there can be noticed an increased demand for de-watering equipment and services in the country, especially in Dubai. Many companies that are specialized in supplying this type of equipment or that provide such services have found their place on the market. Some of the services offered by companies with experience in providing solutions for different types of residential, commercial and industrial constructions include de-watering consultancy for any type of project and ground water drainage and control. The execution is done using different equipment and techniques, such as by using deep wells, well points, eductors, vacuum wells, horizontal wells, artificial recharge or siphon drains, depending on each specific case. The selection of the most efficient method is done considering various factors and the teams of skilled engineers working at any of these companies are able to decide on the most efficient techniques, as well as to provide a complete design and installation service to control any problems that appear due to high levels of ground or surface water. By choosing to work with a company with experience in the region, you can be sure that the most efficient technique will be used for each of your applications. No matter the size or the location of your intended construction, the professionals will advise you on the best choices of de-watering equipment and services. If you want to find out more information about the price for purchase or hire for the equipment is or you would like a cost estimate for any of the services provided by a company, you can contact them and they will be happy to answer to all of your enquiries.