Dredging & Erosion Control

dredging company in Knoxville, TN

Every shoreline faces constant pressures from both natural and man-made sources. The shoreline you have may not be ideal for boating or dock construction. You may even need dredging to protect fish, wildlife, and water quality. At Knoxville Barge, we offer a full range of dredging, erosion control, and shoreline stabilization services for properties on the Tennessee River as well as Tellico Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake, Lenoir City, and other Knoxville waterfront areas.

Call 865-588-0537 or contact us online to schedule a free, on-site consultation about our Knoxville dredging and erosion control services.

Benefits of River and Lake Dredging

Dredging creates a safer, cleaner, more sustainable shoreline that is easier to use. Just like canals get dredged for commercial boats to pass through, your waterfront property may need dredging to create a deep enough water for your boat to dock.

If you have a shallow, silty, muddy, or eroding shoreline, talk to us at Knoxville Barge about your options for dredging. Our dredging and shoreline stabilization services provide many benefits:

  • Prevent shoreline erosion
  • Create a safer water level for boat access
  • Improve water quality
  • Remove silt and sediments
  • Create a better shoreline for dock construction

Mechanical Dredging and Hydraulic Dredging

At Knoxville Barge, we can provide both mechanical dredging and hydraulic dredging, the two most popular types of dredging.

  • Mechanical dredging uses machinery to excavate the loose silt and sediment. Mechanical dredges are possible for a wide variety of locations and for both soft and rocky shorelines.
  • Hydraulic dredging uses a vacuum-like system to remove sediment. Hydraulic dredging can be less expensive and faster, but it may be prohibited or not feasible in certain locations.

Not sure which type you need? Call 865-588-0537 for a free, on-site consultation to discuss our dredging services in Knoxville.

Dredging and Shoreline Erosion Control in Knoxville

At Knoxville Barge, we have a full team of marine contractors with years of experience at dredging and erosion control. Once your shoreline has been dredged, we can secure the soil with stabilization methods such as:

The right method depends on your property and the appearance you want. Knoxville Barge examines your soil type and discusses which methods will best protect against erosion. We’ve dredged and stabilized shores across the Tennessee River and throughout Knoxville’s many lakefront communities, so we bring a wealth of local knowledge to the project.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has oversight of dredging, excavation, and shoreline stabilization projects in the Knoxville area. Your local HOA or POA likely has certain rules and regulations, too. Knoxville Barge can help you obtain permits and approval before we begin work to help avoid headaches.

Request a Free Consultation

Call or contact us online to request a free estimate for dredging, rip rap installation, retaining wall construction, or other erosion control services you need in Knoxville.


Service Areas

Concord, Fort Loudoun Lake, Friendsville, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Louisville, Morganton, West Knoxville, Tellico Lake, Wooded Acres, and more.

Waterfront Communities

Bayou Bend, Breakers at Riversound, CityView at Riverwalk, Conkinnon Pointe, Jackson Bend, Jefferson Park, Lakemoor Hills, Lakeshore Meadows, Lashbrooke, Logans Landing, Lowe's Ferry, Mallard Bay, Mariners Pointe, Montgomery Cove, Northshore Cove, Point Harbour, Rivendell, River Club, Rivergate Estates, Riversound, Sequoyah Hills, Stoney Point Farm, Tennessee River, The Anchorage, The Summit at Choto, Tellico Lake, Westland Lakes, Windriver, and more.