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Dewatering Wells


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Construction Services

At Pacific Foundation, we’re dedicated to providing innovative, tailored, and robust solutions that empower you to complete your projects on time and within budget, without compromising on safety or quality. One of the crucial services we offer is the design and implementation of dewatering wells, an effective and proven method to manage groundwater at your construction sites.

Understanding Dewatering Wells and Their Benefits

Dewatering is a critical process used to lower the groundwater level temporarily at a construction site to provide a safe, dry, and accessible work environment. Dewatering wells, also known as wellpoints, are one of the most effective techniques for managing groundwater.

When you work with Pacific Foundation, you tap into these key benefits:

  • Improved Work Safety: By controlling groundwater levels, dewatering wells significantly reduce the risk of work delays due to water ingress, keeping your project on track.
  • Optimal Construction Conditions: Dewatering wells enable the construction of foundations, basements, and other sub-surface structures in optimal, dry conditions.
  • Structural Integrity: Lowering the water table prevents the destabilizing effect of water pressure on excavation walls, ensuring the structural integrity of your construction.
  • Cost and Time Efficient: Dewatering wells are a cost-effective solution to groundwater problems and can help avoid expensive project delays.

Our Approach to Dewatering Wells

At Pacific Foundation, we use a consultative approach to understand your project requirements thoroughly and design a customized dewatering solution for you. We consider several factors, including soil type, permeability, depth to groundwater, and the proposed construction activities, to determine the most effective dewatering well layout and pumping rates.

Our process involves drilling wells into the ground at strategic locations around your construction site. Then, high-efficiency pumps are used to extract groundwater from these wells, lowering the water table and keeping your site dry. We continuously monitor the system to ensure it’s working effectively and adjust our strategy as necessary to respond to changes in site conditions or construction activities.

When and Why to Use Dewatering Wells

Dewatering wells are ideally suited for projects where groundwater is a concern. These might include the construction of building foundations, basements, tunnels, dams, or any other structure where work must be done below the water table. They’re also invaluable in the remediation of contaminated sites or when performing subsurface repairs on existing structures.

Groundwater can pose numerous challenges, from work safety issues to compromising the structural integrity of your construction. By controlling groundwater, dewatering wells allow work to proceed quickly, safely, and efficiently, even in challenging conditions. Plus, in scenarios where the soil is permeable and the water table is high, dewatering wells can often provide a more effective solution than alternatives such as sump pumping.

At Pacific Foundation, our experts have the experience, knowledge, and resources to design and implement a dewatering solution perfectly suited to your project. Whether you’re constructing a new building, repairing an old one, or remediating a site, trust Pacific Foundation to keep your project on solid ground. Contact us today to learn more about our dewatering well services and how we can support your project’s success. 

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