All projects are carried out under personal supervision!
DAM CONSTRUCTIONWe do a detailed survey of the proposed site and design and calculate the most economical wall position according to your water volume requirements.
There are many options open to you. A dam wall does not have to be regimentally straight; it can be designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. Islands and earth jetties can also be constructed- improving bird life and enabling good fishing, especially with trout dams.
We avoid as far as possible encroaching into wetlands or removing indigenous trees.
Meticulous attention is given to smoothing off soil borrow areas and re-covering with topsoil. This enables quick re-growth of vegetation and minimal scarring.
You will be advised as to the procedure for ascertaining Water- and Environmental Affairs’ permits.
DAM REPAIRS AND SEALING
Once it is determined where a problem lies, which could be due to either bad construction methods, incorrect wall slopes, inadequate spillways, termites, etc., various options can be discussed to rectify the problem.
From past experiences a halfhearted repair can ultimately have devastating consequences which could be very costly.
Before and After example:
We use a method whereby the stumps, e.g. bluegums, are pulled out vertically with all lateral roots intact and barely any soil adhering to the roots, making burning easier later on.
We can transport and stockpile extracted stumps to a convenient area outside the plantation giving immediate access to the new land.
Pricing will be determined depending on type and size of trees.
Any other earthworks will be undertaken such as:
- Gravel roads
- Levelling – house sites, sports fields, etc.
- Cut and fill
- Plant Hire