Answer: You will need to contact your County Health Department to obtain the proper permit for the construction of your well. You will also need to determine a location for your well. We offer a free site evaluation and will be glad to assist you with determining the most suitable location for your well.
Answer: You will need to consider both surface landscape and the geology and hydro-geology of the area. The location of the well must be accessible for the equipment used to drill the well. Our well drilling truck has an approximate operating height of 40' during the construction of your well. Power lines, trees and steep inclines must also be considered. We also recommend contacting “Miss Utility” to have the property marked.
Although we cannot guarantee a water source by looking at the surface landscape, we will utilize our experience and knowledge of the geology and hydro-geology of your area to assist you with determining the most suitable location for your well.
We are able to drill your well regardless of the season as long as we are able to safely access your site with our equipment. On new construction projects, we recommend drilling your well prior to beginning your house construction. This will be beneficial as it will assure adequate water for your needs prior to construction and will also provide you with water for masonry, testing plumbing, cleaning etc. during the construction of your home.
Answer: You should consider many factors. When selecting your well drilling contractor, you should never base your selection on cost alone. Make sure the driller is licenced and insured to perform the work. Ask if they are familiar with the geology in your area. You should consider the well driller’s reputation and experience in addition to the products and services offered in the quoted price. Ask if they provide these services “in house” or if they subcontract any portion of the work to another firm. You want to make sure the driller has the ability to provide quality service in a timely manner for your future needs. If a warranty is offered, you need to consider the duration and what parts and services are covered under the warranty. Make sure the warranty is in writing along with a contract agreement outlining the prices and services prior to beginning work. You will also want to consider any specialized training or certifications that the well driller has.
Answer: The cost is based on many factors. The depth of the well, type and amount of casing used in the well, distance from the well to the dwelling, usage demands on the system and any necessary water filtration or softening equipment that may be needed, are the primary factors to determine the total price of a well.
Answer: Well depths will vary depending on the geology and hydro-geology of the area. Well water comes from underground aquifers. Aquifers exist throughout the ground at various depths. Aquifers act as water storage spaces and can contain varying amounts of water. Because of these variables, well depth cannot be determined until a sufficient supply of water is encountered during the construction of your well.
Answer: Unfortunately there is no way to predetermine the amount or quality of the water until the well has been completed. During the well construction process, we will be able to provide you with estimates and the progress of your well to assure adequate water is found. Upon completion of the well, we will be able to tell you the quantity of water that was encountered in your well. Water quality cannot be determined until a pump is installed and a water test is performed.
Answer: Personal use and consumption, lawn irrigation systems, fire sprinklers, swimming pools and spas are just a few of the sources you need to consider. If you have frequent guests or livestock, you will also need to take them into consideration for your water needs. A good guideline would be to allow for approximately 100 gallons per day/per person.
Answer: Each well water system is custom designed based on several factors. In addition to water usage, the depth of the well, flow rate and static level are also used to determine the size of the pump equipment. Once these are determined, a system will be custom designed to meet the demands on your well water system.
Answer: Once the well construction is complete, we will determine the size and type of pump equipment that is best suited for your well water system. There is not a specific time to install the pump, however if you need water on the site to assist with construction, a portion of the system can be installed to provide temporary water on site. If you do not need water during construction, the pump can be installed at your convenience.
Answer: As water moves through various fractures and formations, it’s natural characteristic is to try and dissolve the formation it comes in contact with. Therefore, many of the minerals that are found in various rock formations are consumed as the water passes through it. Water filtration and softening systems are often added to remove any of these undesirable minerals. Upon your request, after the pumping equipment has been installed in the well, we will be glad to provide you with a complimentary water quality test to determine if any additional filtration or softening equipment is needed.
Answer: Once the well is inspected, a Uniform Water Well Completion Report that provides detailed information on the well construction as well as a satisfactory bacteriological water test is required before the Virginia Department of Health will issue an operations permit for the use of your well.
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Christiansburg, VA 24073
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