UNDERWATER AND COMMERCIAL DIVING

We have the specialist technicians in place to examine and survey all structures affected by the watercourse.   In addition to underwater and scour examinations, we are now authorised to provide commercial diving services.

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We have the specialist technicians in place to examine and survey all structures affected by the watercourse.   In addition to underwater and scour examinations, we are now authorised to provide commercial diving services.

Underwater and scour examinations have recently been added to the services on offer from Geckotech.

These examinations are carried out by a select number of our specialist engineers. The scope of the underwater examinations is to examine any structure elements which are affected by the watercourse. The affected elements or spans are examined both below water level and to 2m above high water level mark. Any elements which are deeper than 2m within the watercourse are required to be dived.

Scour is erosion caused by the action of flowing water. Scour is a problem that mostly affects structures such as bridges that are over water or on flood plain. Water normally flows faster around piers and abutments making them susceptible to local scour. At bridge openings, contraction scour can occur when water accelerates as it flows through an opening that is narrower than the channel upstream from the bridge. Degradation scour occurs both upstream and downstream from a bridge over large areas. Over long periods of time, this can result in lowering of the stream bed.

Debris can also have a substantial impact on bridge scour in several ways; it can deflect the water flow, changing the angle of attack, and increasing local scour. Debris might also shift the entire channel around the bridge causing increased water flow and scour in another location. During flooding, although the foundations of a bridge might not suffer damage, the fill behind abutments may scour. The detection of scour damage can help to avoid bridge failure, thus increasing public safety.

Commercial Diving, including inspection and survey, is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of services on offer from Geckotech Solutions Ltd.

We are excited about this new area of work and we very much look forward to engaging with new and existing clients.

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