Breaking away from a reliance on a public water supply can seem like a scary endeavor at first, but once you have your own private well on your property, it will offer you a sense of reassurance. You will have direct access to water and always be in control of maintaining and keeping tabs on the safety and purity of the water that is coming from your tap. If you are planning an upcoming water installation project, it is likely that you have a few questions. Here are a few of the more common questions about water well installation and the answers you will need to know going forward.
What kind of equipment will be used to drill the will?
A long time ago, if you hired someone to install a well on your behalf, someone would show up at your house with an excavator, a few shovels, and some hand tools. However, modern well drilling almost always involves a ground drill, which is a piece of equipment that operates either as a standalone unit or from the back of a tractor or truck. The well drill is the ideal way to install a well because the drill simply plunges into the ground and creates a pathway to the water supply without a lot of outlying ground disturbance.
Will your property be damaged during the water well installation?
The best contractors take great care to not damage or disrupt your property any more than necessary during well installation. The professional will spend a lot of time tracking down the best well location before getting started. Any holes that are created and not used will be appropriately covered, and your property will be restored to its original condition as closely as possible.
How much does it cost to have a water well drilled?
The price that you will have to pay to have a water well installed on your property can vary depending on a few different factors, including:
- the depth of the well you need
- the accessibility of your property
- the complexity of drilling the well due to underlying ground components
In general, you should expect the price of well installation to fall somewhere between $15 and $30 per foot for a well that is up to 100 feet. If the contractor has to go deeper than 100 feet to tap into groundwater supplies, the cost can be between $30 and $50 per drilled foot.
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