Case Study

Sykes Pumps assist petrol station construction

As the UK’s largest supplier of specialist pump equipment for hire, we regularly work alongside customers in the construction industry. So when a large supermarket chain required assistance for a new petrol station in the Devon area, we were contacted by a local contractor overseeing the project.

A 5 metre hole was to be dug in order to house a large tank, but after reaching a depth of 3 metres our customer encountered the water table. A pumping solution was needed immediately to allow work to continue in accordance with the schedule.

It was decided that installing a ring of wellpoints around the area would be the best course of action, and these were accompanied by a 6” super silent pump and 60CFM vacuum unit to accelerate the drawdown of water and drying of the soil.

This pump was specifically chosen due to a potential noise issue, and ensured a vital dewatering scheme was carried out at short notice. The client was delighted with our swift service which paved the way for a 500mm concrete base being inserted in the newly-dried void.

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