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Are You Considering Installing A Private Water Well?

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Do you need a reliable source of water that is clean and relatively free? If you do, have you thought about installing a private water well? This water source offers you unlimited access to naturally-filtered, healthy water and is a nice feature guaranteed to increase property value. If you are sold on the idea of owning a water well, this piece will introduce you to some of the popular options to choose from today.

What is a Private Water Well?

A private water well allows you to take drinking water directly from the earth. Generally, water well installation experts create this type of well by drilling or boring a hole in the ground. The drilled or bored hole goes as far it's necessary to reach a water-containing permeable rock layer known as an aquifer. Most property owners then install well pumps, which help them force the water up from below-ground to various areas of their homes like kitchens and bathrooms. Currently, about 43 million people in the United States drink water sourced from private wells.

Popular Types of Water Wells

The most common private water wells include:

1. Drilled Wells

As the name suggests, water well experts install drilled wells by drilling holes in the ground. Typically, drilled water wells have casing lining. This component supports the well's walls from unconsolidated gravel or sand and loose fragments, which can fall into the water well shaft. It also safeguards different systems like a pull cable, tubing, and electrical wires connected to the well pump. Most well installation companies drill water wells using mobile drilling rigs relying on hydraulic, machine, or air power. These rigs are renowned for their flexibility: professionals can equip them with augers when drilling soft grounds or rotary drill bits when a particular area is laden with rocks. In short, if you want a private well that experts can install quickly using techniques suitable for almost all geological conditions, go for a drilled well.

2. Bored Wells

Unlike drilled water wells, bored wells are bored. That means well installation companies use large-diameter bores, among other equipment, to create them. These private water wells are generally smaller in diameter than their counterparts (drilled wells). They are also suitable for properties with shallow aquifers and significantly lower yields. Bored wells should be your go-to option if you want a water well that uses different components, including collars, concrete slabs, and casings, to protect you from harmful bacteria and other contaminants.

The Bottom Line        

Private water well installation is a significant investment. As such, you should ensure the job is done by experts with top-notch equipment, including drill rigs, and enough experience. That saves you from all the headaches and hassles of renting well-drilling tools and machines. Besides, experienced well installers can identify the right spot to drill or bore without digging up and destroying half your landscaping. 

For more information, contact a local well installation company such as Eckmayer Inc.