Pond Dredging

With spring coming up, you’ll want to make sure your pond looks good for the warm months ahead. The best way to dredge a pond is to call the professionals. A dredging company will know how to remove pond muck and sediment in a way that increases pond size, improves property value, and clears out debris.

For more information, our dredging contractors at Ohio Valley Excavating recommend contacting our pond dredging company today.


A dredging company can remove sediment from:

Backyard ponds

Public ponds

Golf course ponds

Retention ponds


And more!

1. Remove Pond Algae and Silt

To keep your pond healthy, you’ll need to schedule routine silt and muck removal. One of the best pond algae control methods is mechanical dredging. During this dredging process we use excavators to scoop out pond algae and sediment so you can enjoy clear waters.

If sediment is allowed to accumulate, the pond could become shallower over time and eventually dry out. Aquatic plants can also be enough to choke your pond and make it less attractive to wildlife like ducks and geese. Overgrown aquatic plants can also reduce the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water, which will affect your fish population.

2. Increase Pond Size

The longer you wait to schedule pond dredging, the more time it’ll take to clear out your water feature of mud, weeds, and trash. One of the best ways to keep your pond healthy is to schedule pond silt removal. Pond dredging can also increase the size of your pond so it can support more wildlife.

If you have a small pond, you may want to consider dredging as a way to make it big enough to support a fish population. Increasing the size of your pond helps attract a wider variety of wildlife. For example, you may be able to attract more ducks after you dredge to increase the size of the pond.

3. Increase Property Value

Whether you have a pond on commercial or residential property, we can all agree that a pond full of muck does nothing for curb appeal. If you are interested in selling your home, you’ll want to make sure that your backyard pond looks good so it will attract potential buyers. By investing in pond silt removal, you could also increase property value.

When looking for places to live or set up businesses, potential buyers tend to gravitate towards those properties with water. If you want your property to stand out from the competition and sell at a higher price, you’ll want to invest in pond maintenance. That way, prospective buyers will only see a clear, well maintained pond that can support wildlife. A scummy neglected pond, on the other hand, will have prospective buyers wondering what else on the property hasn’t received maintenance.

December 10, 2021 - 2:33pm

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