How to Prepare for Water Well Drilling

Preparing your property for the water well drilling process helps to ensure that the project goes off without a hitch. Plus, making sure that the site is ready might even reduce your overall costs, as the drilling team will have less advance work to complete.

So, how do you prepare for a water well to be drilled? Below, we explain the three steps you can take to expedite the process and make it easier for the well service contractors to quickly complete your drilling project.

Preparing to have a water well drilled

Clear Vegetation from the Well Drilling Site

When you meet for a professional consultation, your well service contractor will survey your property and identify a suitable spot for a water well. If that site contains a great deal of vegetation, the drilling process will take longer – and that could result in higher costs.

To ensure that the drilling work can be completed quickly, clear trees, bushes and plant life from the area ahead of time. However, don’t be too enthusiastic in your efforts, or you could damage the environment. If you’re not sure which vegetation to remove, ask your professional contractor.

Make Sure the Well Drilling Site Is Accessible

Sometimes, the site for a water well is rather remote – and this can be problematic for contractor trucks and heavy-duty drilling equipment.

For optimal function, well drills need a firm, flat surface. If the land isn’t already relatively level at the site, you may need to even it out yourself. In addition, if there are no access roads leading to the drilling site, your well service contractor might have to construct one – or you can handle the task to make the project easier to complete.

Create a Debris Disposal Area

The water well drilling process results in a great deal of excess rock, dirt and debris – and you probably don’t want the unsightly mess piled up somewhere on your property.

Before the well service contractors begin their work, make sure they have a spot to dispose of all of the debris. Most people opt to dig a pit to contain the debris, as that’s the simplest solution. But, since the project debris may include material waste, you may also want to consider renting a dumpster.

Do you have questions about how to prepare for the water well drilling process? For expert answers and practical advice, turn to an experienced contractor – like the Z-Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC.

After more than 30 years of drilling new water wells throughout Utah and Wyoming, Mike Zimmerman Well Service has the skill, knowledge and expertise to make sure every project goes smoothly – and the Z-Team always strives to provide top-notch workmanship and stellar customer care.

To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation water well drilling consultation with the Z-Team contractors, contact Mike Zimmerman Well Service in Salt Lake City, Utah, today.