Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What to Consider Before Drilling a Well

Discuss the well drilling method
There are different methods that the driller can use on your site. You can choose one depending on the terrain of your area as well as the methods you consider cost effective. For instance, if you live in a rocky area then the rotary drilling rig method can be used to get the job done fast and effectively. Modern well drilling methods are usually considered the fastest and most effective.

Know how much you’ll pay for well drilling
The cost of drilling the well will depend on several factors including the cost of operating the equipment that will be used for drilling as well as the number of people working on the project. Well drilling is considered a dangerous task that many people may not endure and that could explain why the labor costs are high.

Expect additional charges for installing a steel casing together with the grouting and sealing that must be done to prevent water contamination. The other factors that will determine the cost of drilling a well is how far it is going to go. If the well is going to be drilled deep under in order to find water, then the cost will be a bit higher.

What type of well screens will be used?
A well screen may need to be installed so that water moves through it before it enters the well. This screen may or may not be required depending on what the driller recommends. Most of the property owners will prefer their wells to be left without a screen in order to avoid the extra cost. However, failing to install the well screen if it is required can end up creating major problems. The driller will recommend the well screen at the time of drilling so you need to take the advice and invest in one.

Ask about possible additional fees
There could be some extra charges that you will need to incur when drilling a well in your property. For instance, if the driller requires transport in order to get the drilling rig to your site then this could be an additional cost which you have to pay. Have all these details in writing so that you don’t end up paying more than what you expect. Remember there is also the cost of fuel required to run the drilling rig which some drillers may choose to pass down to the customer.

Consider the weather

You may want to think twice before you start the well drilling project during the rainy season. The issue with the rainy season is that most areas may not be accessible and it’s also hard to operate the drilling equipment that could easily jam because of the wet weather. If the rig gets stuck, pulling it out may be an additional cost and waste of time which the owner has to incur. Well drilling is usually recommended during the summer as it is done easily whenever it’s dry. 

Posted By: KCW Waterwell

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