You may be interested in purchasing land and are curious as to how you would go about sourcing water for the property. If this is you, you are not alone. The process of drilling for a well is labor-intense and requires an abundance of knowledge. However, how incredible would it be to source pure water right from your land? The only way you can do this though is by drilling a water well.
The Process Of Drilling For A Well
A private water well gets its water source from the sky. Plants and foliage absorb the water, but not all of it, and the remaining moves downward through the heart and reaches a layer ut can no longer pass. Here is where your source of groundwater is. The way to access this water is by drilling a well and this is not a DIY project. You will need to work with a professional water well contractor.
Water Well Drilling
Your project will begin with a very deep hole that your good contractors will drill. They will call this a borehole. They will reinforce this to ensure it maintains its shape. When they do this they will remove excess material that could potentially block the hole. They will use drilling and water circulation to complete this part of the job. When they reinforce the borehole they use what is called casing and this will prevent it from collapsing or any contaminants from leaking into your well water supply. This is usually some kind of plastic or metal casing.
You will also have grout installed between the borehole and casing as a protective layer that helps keep your water safe to consume. Lastly, your good pump will be installed and you will be ready to use your private water supply. Before any of the above can be done your water well contractors will have to find a suitable location on your property for the well. A proper permit will also need to be obtained through your local municipality. Luckily for you, the contractor will provide all of the necessary equipment to get the job done. Again, this is not a DIY project,
Water Well Contractors
Before you jump into a water well project, you must find an experienced contractor for the job. You want to make sure you are working with someone who provides all of the materials and co,mes with a great amount of knowledge and experience for the job. This is a big project and you want to know you have a skilled contractor who does quality work. You can find a great contractor by asking around, searching online, and interviewing different companies. Always check references and look at a prior work portfolio.
As you are searching for vacant land and looking at the potential of building a home on that land, you have to consider your utilities and resources. Drilling for a well is one of the ways to obtain water on your property. It is not impossible, but it is a very large project that requires attention to detail. Oftentimes, your real estate agent can provide you with references to a water well drilling contractor.
For more information on buying property in Snohomish County, contact us. We would be happy to assist you with any of your real estate needs. Contact Anderson Pump and Drilling in Snohomish County for quotes on drilling.