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Nationwide Silt Removal Services

Anthony Dulio at American Underwater Services is a specialist in silt removal and has put together this article about Nationwide Silt Removal Services. If you have any questions about removing silt contact Anthony for more information.

Do you own or manage a lake, pond, or other body of water such as a canal or retention pond?

If so, when was the last time you had professional silt removal performed?

No matter if a body of water is organic or man-made, over time, silt and sediment can form and start to accumulate on the bottom. If left untreated, a chain reaction of negative things can happen which can destroy property, harm wildlife, or even cause expensive mechanical breakdowns.

In this article, we’re going to look at what silt removal is, how it’s performed, and the benefits that can be gained from hiring a company like American Underwater Services.

Why Silt Removal?

In addition to maintaining the health of a body of water and the surrounding environment, silt removal can also help mitigate certain industrial factors. It can also help deepen waterways and prevent water vehicles from getting stuck on the bottom.

Sometimes floods can occur more readily when silt impacts the water depth. In times of low water or drought, the rapidly decomposing silt material can cause strong foul odors to rise up into the air and infest the entire surrounding area.

Pipes and other mechanical irrigation systems can get befouled and clogged up when excess levels of silt are present in the water.

How is Silt Removal Performed?

Silt removal is performed by the usage of pumps and other resources. American Underwater Services will use one of our barges or boats to float directly over the area of silt and then suck it up to the top. Our silt removal experts are highly trained and keep a keen eye to any environmental considerations to keep impact to negligible levels.

When it comes to the actual silt removal, you’ll have a few choices at your disposal. The most expensive being having the silt hauled off-site and disposed of somewhere else. The high cost is due to the manual labor and weight of the material that’s being disposed.

How to Dispose of Silt?

One increasingly popular method of silt disposal is the usage of de-watering bags. Silt is sucked up from the bottom of the body of water and then put into a bag. Over a short period, the water that’s contained within the silt drains out of the bag and into the ground. After a few weeks, all that’s left is a nutrient-rich organic dry silt that can be used as compost in landscaping projects.

This is why spring and summer are the two best times to schedule a silt removal project. Many golf courses, HOA’s, and private properties perform much of their landscaping during these warm, dry months. Dry organic silt will help the landscaping take hold and ensure that it gets the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

We offer several on-site disposal methods which can wind up saving you a lot of money. Before beginning any project, our silt removal experts will survey the job site, analyze your situation and recomend a solution that fits your needs.

What if Silt Removal Isn’t Enough?

Sometimes lakes and large bodies of water have massive tree trunks or bigger pieces of debris that silt removal cannot get rid of. In situations like this, we can bring out our state-of-the-art mechanical dredging machine to help solve any problems that a simple silt removal can’t.

No job is too big or too small. We can handle everything from a backyard pond up to a large body of water such as a harbor, lake, or river. Our decades of experience will ensure that we’ll be able to solve your problems safely and satisfactorily the first time around.

Nationwide Silt Removal Services

At American Underwater Services, our field experts have decades of experience helping owners and managers remove silt from their lakes, ponds, and waterways. We have the latest state-of-the-art equipment that will ensure we get the job done right the first time around with minimal (if any) environmental impact.

No job is too big or too small. Even though we’re located in Fort Worth, Texas, our experts can travel anywhere in the continental U.S. to help you regain control over your pond or lake with our silt removal services.

Give us a call at (817) 377-8512 or visit our website to learn more about the silt removal services we offer.




Anthony Di Iulio the founder, president and co-owner of American Underwater Services, Inc., started his business in 1999 with only three employees. Today this commercial diving company employs nearly 30 people and handles over 500 projects annually. Anthony moved to Fort Worth from Louisiana with his family in 1976. He worked summers during high school welding underwater for a marina on Benbrook Lake. Eventually he took scuba lessons after almost drowning on the job. Those lessons led him to training at a deep sea diving school in Houston, which included training on offshore oil rigs. Anthony spent several years in Louisiana working on offshore rigs and on inland jobs at power plants and dams before starting American Underwater Services, Inc.


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