Wellpoint system

Services at ECD

Wellpoint dewatering (a type of vertical dewatering) can be used in many different situations. It is great if you have to work around existing utilities or you’re in a small or confined area. Wellpoints can also go as deep as 23’ or as shallow as 4’. A wellpoint system can be arranged in many different configurations.

Wellpoints are installed via jetting with a high-powered pump or drill rig. 1.5” points (usually) that have a 20’ riser pipe (solid PVC/HDPE pipe) and 3’ wellpoint (basically a solid pipe with a ton of tiny slits cut into it, always at the deepest point) and jetted into the ground and encased with coarse sand/small stone that allows water to run down the column into the wellpoint. The water is then pumped up through the riser, into a swing arm (a 1.5” rubber hose that connects the wellpoint and riser pipe to the header pipe), and then into the header pipe (header pipe lays on the surface, usually in 20’ sticks, and has up to 6 wellpoints per 20’ stick). The header pipes are connected with rubber couplings or quick-connect fittings. The water is then taken from the header pipe to the dewatering pump and then discharged away from the area.

Why Hire us?

What makes ECD different?


ECD is the only sock trenching company centrally located on the South Carolina coast to service the Eastern seaboard. We are fast, efficient, and able to mobilize in and out of a job quickly.


Our crew is expertly trained and has over 15 years of experience in dewatering and pump solutions and over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. 


Our team is expertly trained and has all the necessary equipment to make your installation go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We can provide you with a full turn-key system

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