When it comes to drilling wells, there are many more ways to do it wrong than to do it right. That is why we here at American Water Surveyors have decided to write the literal book on well drilling. The book, What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well, talks about everything that you need to know as someone needing a well drilled on your property, from cost to technology and what to expect from the experience. Here are just a few ways in which our book will help you get the well you need.
- Learn the terminology
Like every specialized trade out there, water finding and well drilling get very technical very quickly. For most people, that means they can’t fully understand what’s being communicated with them simply because they are unfamiliar with the terms and lingo used by professionals. What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well gives you a walkthrough of the processes and language used by well water experts, so you can talk with them about what they are doing and help yourself understand what’s happening.
- Learn About the Process
Technology has come a long way when it comes to water finding and well drilling. Back in the day, it consisted of little more than someone making a guess, drilling down and testing the results. Today, advanced leaps in seismoelectric technology means professional water finders can determine the source and reliability of a water source before drilling.
We use a patented machine called a GF3500 that shoots special pulses down into the earth. These pulses give back readings that detect water bearing zones underground, between the rock and soil. By reading these pulses, a water finding expert will determine the reliability, draw, and potential of an underground water source. That means when you do drill, the source is more likely going to provide a clean and reliable water source that does not run dry in a few years.
With our many years of experience, we have seen too many property owners rely on guess work or “water witching” to find a well site. Our book takes the guess work out of the equation so you can save time and money when drilling a well, and get a well with the depth and volume you need.
- Save Money
The best thing this book can do for you is help you save money. In the early chapters of What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well, you will learn how to save money more than anything else. The book shows you the most effective ways to find water and drill wells. Effective planning means saving money because well drillers charge by the foot. If a technician drills a dry well, you still have to pay the driller, so knowing where the water is means big savings. Having a reliable well saves on a re-drilling too, since a properly sourced well should not quickly run dry.
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Find out why a groundwater survey can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Can water witches really find water, or is it just random luck? When interviewing well drillers do you know what questions to ask? The answers are in this book.
Should you select the driller with the lowest bid? Does experience matter? After the well driller drills the well, who installs the pump, runs the electrical lines and handles the plumbing? Does the driller provide a turnkey price? The answers are in this book.
What type of well development method will the driller use to ensure maximum yield from your well? Is well development included in the driller’s quote? The answers are in this book.
What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well is an invaluable resource for anyone who is thinking about finding well water on their property, whether it is for personal, agricultural or industrial use. Armed with the right knowledge, you will be able to better understand the technology and terminology that goes into well drilling and finding water, and you will be able to save money along the way. With our book, you can start the process of finding clean and reliable sources of water hidden deep beneath your property.