The Ditch Doctor method removes only the spoil necessary and evenly distributes the nutrient-rich soil away from the ditch. The Ditch Doctor is able to restore existing drainage ditches, self-level spoil and create a two-stage ditch. Water begins to drain away immediately and because the integrity of the vegetation on the slopes is maintained soil is prevented from being washed back into the ditch. The area quickly revegetates.
When compared to the traditional method of bucket and excavator plus possible trucking away of the spoil there are significant environmental, cost and time savings benefits. The Ditch Doctor is an excellent option for creating the final contour of the inner channel. The new ditch can handle large volumes of water and is equally efficient at gradually draining away surface water.