GSD Companies offers hydraulic dredging services in Houston and other locations in the United States. As a national industrial turnkey service contractor, we can help you remove pollutants from excavation sites to clean the ecosystem, reclaim the land and restore the environment.

We can remove many types of organic and inorganic materials with our equipment, such as:

  • Fine silt
  • Sand
  • Dirt
  • Sediment
  • Soil

GSD Companies can complete hydraulic dredging operations in many locations, including:

  • Marinas
  • Channels
  • Landfills
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Canals
  • Dikes
  • Power plants
  • Rivers
  • Intake structures
  • Waterways
  • Levies
  • Ponds
  • Lagoons


At GSD Companies, we’ve made safety our strength. We incorporate safe practices to ensure we have “zero accident” projects every time. Our commitment to safety shows in our:
  • Safety records: We have a track record of safety and meet EPA and OSHA compliance requirements.
  • Training: Our associates have completed extensive training to learn how to do their jobs safely and correctly.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): We provide the appropriate PPE to our associates to keep them safe on the job.


GSD Companies can remove large volumes of contaminated sediment from waterways and bodies of water. Our dredging equipment includes rotating underwater cutters and pumps that turn soil and sediment into a slurry. A floating pipeline system moves the slurry to a disposal area.

When we complete the hydraulic dredging process, we can place landfill capping to isolate and prevent the spread of contaminants. We monitor our work using dredge tracking equipment and GPS software.

In addition to dredging sediment, our experts can also design and operate water filtration systems to meet water quality standards. These systems can include:

  • Bag filters
  • Aluminum filters
  • Active carbon filters
  • Sand filters


Hydraulic dredging is an effective way to remove and transport sediment and debris after excavation or other activities.

The advantages of hydraulic dredging include:

  • Reduced labor and cost: Since the hydraulic dredging process includes the direct transfer of materials to the processing plant, you’ll save on labor and associated costs.
  • Greater time efficiency: Hydraulic dredging removes sediment from waterways quickly, reducing the dredging project timeline.
  • Minimal environmental impact: The suction process moves the dredged material to a sealed pipeline, reducing the impact on the infrastructure and community.
  • Fine material removal: The hydraulic dredging process can remove fine materials from the water, like silt and sand.
  • Less material suspension: Hydraulic dredging uses a cutterhead shroud to contain suspended material during the dredging process to pump it. This ability lowers the percentage of suspended sediment in the water.

Another way to remove materials from water is mechanical dredging. Use this method if the area has room for heavy equipment and needs to extract coarse materials like gravel and rock.


If you need hydraulic dredging in Houston or anywhere else across the United States, choose GSD Companies. For more than 35 years, our skilled associates have completed hydraulic dredging and other environmental remediation services for various sectors.

Reach out to GSD Companies today to start your project. For more information, contact us online or call 1-877-459-1501.