So, you’ve decided to have a well drilled on your property. But before you let the drillers take over your land, there are some crucial steps you need to take. At Barefoot’s Well Drilling and Pump Service, we recommend preparing your property for well drilling in the following ways.
- Mitigate Obstacles and Challenges. Land features can be both a blessing and a curse. Steep slopes and poor water drainage could make drilling a nightmare. And if you have a septic system, you’ll have to make additional adjustments to your well drilling plans. The last thing you want is contaminated water.
- Navigate Government Regulations. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with local and state permitting requirements. It’s not the most exciting part of the process, but it’s essential.
- Choose an Experienced Professional. You wouldn’t trust an amateur to build your home, so why would you do so for your well? An experienced well drilling contractor will know the ins and outs of the process, ensuring that your well is safe and efficient.
- Prep the Site. Before the drilling begins, you’ll need to clear any vegetation from the chosen site. This not only speeds up the drilling process but could also save you money. Make sure the site is accessible for heavy-duty drilling equipment. If it’s not, you may need to level the ground or build an access road.
- Dispose of Debris. Well drilling produces a lot of debris. Plan for its disposal. Some people dig a pit, while others rent a dumpster. Choose what works best for you.
Preparing your property for well drilling is not a task to be taken lightly. It requires careful planning, a bit of elbow grease, and a dash of patience. But with these steps in mind, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the benefits of your very own well. Contact us if you have questions about well drilling or want to get your project started.