Geotextile containers are what we use when vacuuming the sediment from your pond. The muck from the bottom of the pond is sucked up and discharged into them. They’re also sometimes called de-watering bags, geotextile tubes or silt containers.
The geotextile fabric they’re made of passively filters out the water. The fabric will not allow sediment through or allow rain water to seep in.
This allows the sediment to completely dry in place. The sediment can then be used for landscaping projects to help beautify the area. It can be mixed with compost to enrich the soil. Alternately the sediment can be graded where it is and have grass seeded in it.
For this reason we recommend putting much thought into the placement of the geotextile tubes. Sediment Removal Solutions of Ohio can assist with this. We have a PDF that should help you with placement and finding the right grade in preparation of receiving the geotextile container.
Without using these containers, there is a huge cost in hauling away the wet sludge. Using geotextile containers also gives you other options so that you don’t have to haul away the material. But even if you decide to haul it away, hauling costs are greatly reduced, simply by removing all the water weight.
They are extremely effective and are a huge part of our process. They will help you reduce hauling costs and/or help you to enrich the landscape surrounding your pond.
Do you have questions about the process? We’re here to help.