Water borehole drilling is becoming an increasingly popular option amongst site managers and savvy property owners. This is why you may want to research more about the process before figuring out whether you can utilise it yourself. It may not be something that you have considered before, until now!
If you need access to a fresh and reliable supply of water, it could be the ideal solution for you, allowing you many opportunities to benefit from a clean, affordable source of water for your property. It gives you your own private supply of water, meaning you no longer have to rely on other sources. This has proven especially useful for those who use a lot of water for business, as they can always depend on their water borehole to provide them with a quality source of water that they can use all year round, no matter what the conditions may be.
No longer should you have to suffer due to the fault of someone else, having your own water borehole puts you in control of the supply of water you benefit from. You’re able to keep your borehole in peak condition should you utilise the expertise of Teckna Group.
The rise in popularity of the benefits of water drilling has brought new eyes to the process, as many now look to have their own source of water that is exclusive to their facilities. In the following blog, we answer your frequently asked questions about water borehole drilling, shedding a little light on this well-drilling service and how we can be of help here at Teckna Group.
What is water borehole drilling?
Water borehole drilling (or water well drilling), essentially, involves drilling a hole into the ground to access the water that lies beneath. Once the hole has been drilled, it is cased with steel and a borehole pumping system is typically added to collect the natural water and pump it to the surface. This is an effective way of providing a high-quality source of water direct from the ground below, allowing you to access clean water whenever you require it.
There are two types of borehole drilling service available, including commercial and domestic, and they are most commonly used in areas with restricted access or poor ground conditions – where it is difficult, or even impossible, to dig the ground with a wheeled drilling rig. Should you need help deciding which is for you, get in touch with the experts from Teckna Group today for more information.
How does water borehole drilling work?
The process of water borehole drilling can be broken down into four steps.
Step 1 – a hydrogeologist will first need to visit the intended borehole site and assess its geophysical properties. They will identify where the water is located and how it can be reached. One of the experienced team from Teckna Group will be on hand to perform this, giving you all the information you need in regards to how we can complete your project safely and effectively.
Step 2 – the water borehole will then be drilled in line with the hydrogeologist’s recommendations, and subsequently cased with steel, stainless steel, PVC or a combination of all of them. This keeps the borehole safe and secure, ensuring that it will continue to perform at the highest standards for the long term, despite challenging outdoor conditions.
Step 3 – a test pump will then be installed, and the borehole will be tested on a range of variables. This will determine the impact of certain controlled changes on the overall borehole water level.
Step 4 – finally, an appropriate pumping and piping system will be installed into the borehole.
How much space is needed for a water borehole?
Water boreholes can be installed in both rural and urban settings and, quite often, they don’t take up as much space as you might think. For example, domestic boreholes will usually fit on a small driveway and they are typically designed to be 50-70m deep and 110-150mm in diameter.
Commercial boreholes are slightly bigger, measuring 250mm to 450mm in diameter; however, they are not quite as deep (100m) and they still require a minimal amount of space. The borehole will also be fitted with a discreet manhole cover, thus making it safe to walk and drive over.
Upon initial assessment, it will always be confirmed in which parameters the water borehole can be drilled. This gives you the peace of mind that your borehole will be drilled in an area you’re comfortable with.
What equipment is used for water borehole drilling?
Dependent on the condition of your ground soil and the depth of water, a number of different drill types can be used in the well-drilling process. For example, an auger drill is often used to dig shallow wells in soft soil, whereas an air core drill will be employed to dig deep holes in poor soil conditions.
In addition to the drill rig, other specialist equipment is required to drill down and extract the excess soil – including hydraulic winches, mud pumps, and air compressors, to name just a few.
Here at Teckna Group, we have a wide variety of equipment available at our disposal. We utilise this on every job, aiding us in our quest to perform a service that is high on quality at all times.
What are the advantages of a water borehole?
Water boreholes are a fantastic alternative to using mains water, especially if you use large volumes of water and experience a poor quality, unreliable supply. It will give you access to safe, clean water, with a consistent level of pressure, and it will save you a significant amount of money over time.
When benefitting from these excellent additions to your land, you’ll never have to worry about the amount of water you’re producing or its quality again!
Contact Teckna Group for water well drilling services
If you think your property could benefit from a water borehole, please feel free to get in touch. Our team of experts demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in this area and they have many years of experience in water borehole drilling. Either give us a call today on 01257 421700 or send an email to email@example.com and find out how this type of borehole could be of benefit to you.