Water Well Deepening Vs Replacement Choice, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on deepening an existing water well on your property if you’re dealing with depth issues. This is one primary option at your disposal here; the other is choosing to drill a new well entirely, which is often the prudent choice as well.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer both these options and numerous other water well drilling, rehabilitation and repair solutions to meet your needs. While there are many situations where deepening your current well will solve your problems in the most cost-effective way, there are others where a new well drilling process will be the much more efficient solution. Today’s part two will dig into a few such scenarios.

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Guaranteed Freshwater Access

One of the top reasons some well owners choose a new well installation over deepening their current well: The latter process offers no true guarantee that you’ll drill down to more fresh water than what’s currently available. While fresh water can often be reached by drilling down further, and the likelihood of it being present grows as you get deeper, you can never truly be sure.

With a brand new water well, however, you have much more control here. There are many additional techniques that can be used to determine fresh water presence before this drilling that are much tougher for an existing well area. Especially for those dealing with depth issues that relate to non-fresh water, going with a new well might be the right move.

Cost Concerns

While we talked in part one about many situations where deepening a well is a low-cost and low-hassle move that’s far more affordable than drilling a new well, there are other circumstances where the opposite is true. Some well deepening projects will be much more complex, requiring a large well rig and tower plus digging around the entire well and pump area.

In addition, if certain initial construction formats were used, deepening a well will be extremely difficult or even impossible in some situations. However, certain components of an existing well can often be used while drilling a new well, which makes this process doubly valuable in these cases.

Allows Improved Drilling Point

Another major benefit of drilling a new well is the ability to choose a more optimal drilling point. The point chosen by a previous installer may not have been ideal based on factors like groundwater quality and depth, but a new installation allows you to consult with our well drillers to locate the best possible drilling spot before beginning the project.

For more on drilling a new water well for depth issues versus deepening it, or to learn about any of our water well drilling or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.