Article | September 6, 2023

The Process Of Dewatering Construction Sites Explained


Dewatering is the process of removing groundwater and surface water from an excavated site. It’s crucial to perform dewatering to create dry and stable soil before construction begins.

Although natural evaporation helps remove some groundwater, dewatering pumps with large air-handling capacity assist in most water removal across construction sites. Once industries finish dewatering construction sites, they release the water into lakes, ponds, and other bodies with lower groundwater levels. 

Generally, dewatering is a prerequisite in all construction projects with an excavated area, as no building can stand in a waterlogged foundation. It is essential to know the process, select the suitable dewatering method, and look at the alternatives that might help save you time and cost.

This article will introduce the importance of construction dewatering, various dewatering methods, site preparation, and dewatering discharge options.

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