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9/25/2017 3:42:49 PM
In May, experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that the 2017 hurricane season (which started in June and ends in November), would be one for the record books. Then Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria came along and proved them right.

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9/14/2017 5:20:28 PM

Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service is the first call folks in the oil and gas, water and sewer, power transmission and fiber optic industries make when they need to clear the right of way for their pipes and cables.


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9/11/2017 2:00:03 PM
Lake Charles native Stanley Caldarera started what became Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service back in 1994. Although our business is based in the small town of Iowa, Louisiana, our reach has grown over the last 23 years to include wetlands work across the nation.

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9/6/2017 4:48:09 PM

Thousands of miles of pipeline canals that once cut through the wetlands of Louisiana now (when viewed from above) look like straight, green lines reaching into the Gulf of Mexico.

Those canals once made the flow of oil and natural gas possible. Now they make it impossible to keep the salt water from flowing inland and eating away at the wetlands.

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7/24/2017 3:10:39 PM

Unless something changed overnight (and in today’s political climate, it may have!), pipeline operators still have to comply with strict Department of Transportation regulations. This means a big part of their job is inspecting pipelines on a regular basis.


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7/24/2017 2:59:50 PM

"God created the earth, but the Dutch made Holland.”

That old Dutch saying describes a nation where 65 percent of the land would be under water at high tide without canals, dikes and pumps.


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6/6/2017 12:53:56 PM
Essentially, a marsh excavator (a "buggy”) is a modified excavator that has a CAT body with pontoons attached, enabling crews to work in wet and muddy environments. Stan’s has buoyant excavators that get over the swamp and mud in areas where dryland equipment would sink to the bottom.
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6/6/2017 12:30:05 PM
Unlike other amphibious vehicles that get stuck in the muck, the Hydratreks from Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service are perfect for surveying companies and government contractors working in these conditions
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5/30/2017 2:35:23 PM
Land clearing is the removal of trees and other vegetation from a site to prepare another for development. Continue reading to learn more about the basics of land clearing.

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4/26/2017 12:27:41 PM
The fact that our marsh equipment literally floats is what lets us handle wetlands remediation, disaster cleanup, and pipeline reclamation jobs in areas that were once considered "no man's land."
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2/22/2017 3:40:02 PM
Disaster cleanup? Call Stan's! Here are a few services we provide following hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.
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2/20/2017 9:02:48 AM
If you need work done in hard-to-access wetlands and unstable terrains where a human can’t easily walk, the Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service fleet of hard-working buggies can get the job done
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12/21/2016 2:34:52 PM
Reclamation is the last-but-not-least crucial phase of most oil- and gas-related pipeline projects. When negotiating the development of a pipeline, it’s important to discuss an easement, or contract, for reclamation in order to ensure that cooperation and understanding go smoothly after the project is completed.
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11/17/2016 1:22:43 PM
Beavers are GREAT at building strong structures. They construct their dams so they don’t come apart, and it takes an expert to knock them down the right way.
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11/10/2016 9:46:45 AM
Stan's Wildlife Hazard Management and Mitigation services create a safer flight pattern for the airport.
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10/10/2016 10:52:47 AM
Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service has been awarded a U.S. Coast Guard contract to perform nationwide disaster response and rescue efforts.
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9/26/2016 11:14:58 AM
Do you need a marsh excavator for your trenching or dredging project? Here's why smaller might be better.
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9/15/2016 11:00:50 AM
The Atchafalaya Basin home to the largest network of oil and gas access canal construction of any swamp in the world. Given the landscape, it is easy for pipeline areas to become overgrown and filled with brush.
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9/5/2016 10:12:17 AM
Need a space completely free of logs, trees, and brush? For your tree grubbing needs, send in the professionals. There's just no stumping Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service. Our excavators can handle tight or otherwise hard-to-access areas. Call today to learn more.
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9/1/2016 11:30:37 AM
As long as there has been cable, fiber or pipe that needed laying, trenchers have played a major role in underground installations.
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8/15/2016 12:20:10 PM
Every September, Louisiana is home to the nation's biggest alligator hunt. Here we'll show you who to go to for help bagging some gator this year.
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8/14/2016 4:23:04 PM
Marsh excavation tools? That's something we're passionate about here at Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service. We've got some marsh excavation and swamp clearing videos you might dig. 
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8/11/2016 10:37:27 AM
Marsh trenching is one of our specialties! And a lot of folks rely on us to do it right. Pipeline clients may utilize us for digging a trench for the pipeline to be buried in, pulling the line into position and then covering the line.
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8/5/2016 10:54:28 AM

Stump grinding is the process of removing the stump. Tree grubbing, on the other hand, is a term to describe getting rid of the trees, plants, and roots.


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7/22/2016 8:59:26 AM
Mysterious and vibrant, the Louisiana bayou displays an abundance of wildlife. At Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service, we know our way around the bayou. Now you can, too.
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7/18/2016 8:25:31 AM
Anything that holds water becomes a breeding place for mosquitos. With the acres of bayou in Louisiana, mosquitoes can certainly become a problem. That is where effective mosquito control enters the picture.
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7/15/2016 2:50:46 PM
Swamp buggy or amphibious tractor? No matter how you classify it, Hydratrecks from Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service can handle the toughest terrain South Louisiana's bayous and marshes have to offer.
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7/8/2016 7:43:16 AM
Mechanical dredges dig or take materials from the bottom of a body of water, or its banks, via a clamshell or a bucket. Hydraulic dredges, on the other hand, suck up this mixture of water and sediment, called slurry, and then move it to another area by a pipeline.
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