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Dewatering

Quick assessment and implementation

Groundwater can impact the safety and delay the progress of a construction project. Michels Construction, Inc. has the skills and expertise to quickly assess any groundwater control situation, design an efficient solution, and implement it. Our slate of groundwater control and dewatering systems will solve any challenge you face. We design and build bypass pumping systems to temporarily reroute rivers, streams, and sewers around active construction sites.

Our highly qualified groundwater control teams have access to a large, varied inventory of pumping equipment as well as drill rigs, jet trucks, one-pass trenchers, and support equipment.

Our techniques include:

Bypass pumping
Deep wells
Sock tile
Trenching
Wellpoints

Projects

Michels Dewatering group was tasked to design, install and operate a system to divert peak flows of up to 168,000 gallons per minute, or 242 million gallons per day, so that a pipeline could be open cut in dry conditions across the Conotton Creek.

Dewatering

Conotton Creek Diversion

Ohio

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Conotton Creek Diversion

Michels developed a diversion plan for Hay Creek to allow a pipeline crew to perform an anomaly dig to repair an imperfection of a high-pressure pipeline that crossed the creek.

Dewatering

Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Wisconsin

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Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

Dewatering

210 Water Street

Wisconsin

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210 Water Street

Michels designed a water diversion solution for the Little Calumet River for an anomaly dig. The river serves as a drainage canal for the area and can rise at least 4 inches in water elevation. As little as 1 inch of rain can substantially alter the flow of the river.

Dewatering

Little Calumet River Dewatering

Indiana

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Little Calumet River Dewatering

Michels dewatering and pipeline construction operations teamed up to isolate standing water and control groundwater in permeable soils to allow a pipeline joint to be repaired.

Dewatering

Anomaly Dig

Wisconsin

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Anomaly Dig

Michels performed casing removal on sections of natural gas pipe in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas. The work sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin were wetlands, while the sites in Kansas were located in agricultural fields.

Dewatering

Casing Removals

Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin

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Casing Removals

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