Frequently Asked Drilling Questions
Do you drill wells?
Yes, we drill domestic, livestock, irrigation, duck flood, industrial, municipal, dewatering, and relief wells. Boreholes have a diameter ranging from 5" in diameter for test hole drilling and geothermal wells, to 30"+ in diameter for irrigation wells and large diameter domestic wells and range in depth from 30' to 400' deep.
What method of drilling do you use to drill a well?
We drill wells using mud rotarty, reverse ciruclation, bucket/auger, and air rotarty drilling. The drilling method we use depends on the geologic conditions and the type of well being drilled.
How much does a well cost?
There are many factors that must be considered when figuring out how much your well will cost. The type of well you will need, how much water you plan on using, how deep the well needs to be drilled, and the geologic conditions of the drill site are all considered when determining how much your well will cost. Contact us today so we can discuss your needs as they vary from customer to customer.
Do you install Geothermal heat pump systems?
Yes, we install both vertical closed loop systems which circulate water through pipe installed vertically in the ground, and open loop systems which use well water to run the geothermal heat pump.
Are geothermal systems efficient?
Yes, most geothermal systems are 30%-70% more efficient to operate than conventional systems. It is also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and the payback period is much faster than solar!
How long does it take to drill a well?
Generally a well can be drilled in one day, however there are instances where it may take multiple days to complete a well.
My well is going bad, what are my options?
In most cases the best option is to drill a new well. There are some instances where it may make sense to rehabilitate or reline the existing well.
Do you drill for oil or gas?
We drill test holes or core drills but we do not drill wells for oil or gas.
Do you install pumps?
Yes, we install both submersible pumps and line shaft turbine pumps ranging from 5 gallons per minute to 3,000 gallons per minute.
I don't have water, does that mean my pump is bad?
Not necessarily, there are several things we check before replacing the pump. Give us a call so we can diagnose the problem and we will only replace the pump if it's necessary.
My well is going dry what should I do?
The first thing you should do is shut off the power to the pump. You never want to run the pump without water. After waiting 30 minutes you can try turning the pump back on. If you have water then the well is running dry. Contact us and we can discuss your options as drilling a new well is only one of those options.
My water quality is bad, what can I do?
The first step is to take a water sample and have it tested by a lab of your choice. Once the problem is identified we can talk about treatment options.
Do you install water treatment systems?
Yes, we mainley install water softners, iron filtration systems and Reverse Osmosis systems, but if one or more of these systems doesn't meet your specific needs we can look at other options.
Do you trench?
Yes, we also install water and electric lines for water systems. Whether its trenching from the well to the house or to and from cattle waters or hydrants, we offer "turn key" services for your water project.
What other services do you provide?
We also provide pier drilling, well rehabilitation, well decommissioning, custom water systems, custom well controls, and much more. Contact us today, so we can discuss your project.