Canal Construction

Site preparation is the beginning of a long and expensive process regardless of what type of specific construction is needed.  Following years of preparation by surveyors and engineers, the construction of a canal can commence.

There are 4 basic types of canals:

  1. Permanent canals
  2. Inundation canals
  3. Feeder or link canals
  4. Power canals

Draining, grubbing the land with machines such as scrapers, dredges, are used along the length of a canals. Canals can control water levels in a lock. The most common example of a canal is a shipping canals. The canal provides a lane for a boat or ship to cross large bodies of land while assisting in elevation or grading.

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