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Pond Dredging

an excavator mechanically dredging a pond

What is pond dredging?

The term 'Pond' covers many types of water body, from koi and fish ponds, which may be lined with rubber, through to more natural wildlife ponds, which if lined, can be lined with puddled clay or even geosynthetic clay liners.  Apart from creating wildlife ponds, we also spend a lot of time cleaning and dredging ponds and lakes to free them from silt build-up, which inevitably leads to the death of the pond and all life within it.

Mechanical Dredging of Ponds

Mechanical dredging is by far the best option for these types of pond. Draining and cleaning is the option generally preferred by clients as they are able to see the full dredging process. If the client prefers not to drain the pond, mechanical dredging is still a preferred option and high yields can still be achieved.

public wildlife pond in the uk in need of pond dredging services a pond in a park needed dredging

As with any water body, it's important to consider the pond's inhabitants and also the surrounding habitat before any form of dredging and maintenance work is undertaken. In general, we need to complete dredging of wildlife ponds during the winter months between early November and late February, when newts and other wildlife are in hibernation and out of harm's way.

As one of the leading companies in the United Kingdom offering pond dredging services, we are backed by an excellent fleet of specialist dredging machinery,  which is operated by some of the best technicians in the business.

We can help with all aspects of wildlife pond design and construction as well as dredging and we offer dredging and survey services for lakes, reservoirs, rivers and canals especially but also help with erosion of river banks.

We can supply all the equipment you need and our services are available to domestic and commercial clients throughout the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about water features,  pond design,  pond construction, pond maintenance & cleaning or  fishery and consultancy services, please email [email protected], call 0800 3891990.