23 Oct Residential Well and Well Pump Service Shoshone Idaho
Find the Best Residential Well and Well Pump Service Shoshone Idaho
If you need a well installed at your Shoshone, Idaho home, you may be surprised to learn that there are actually three primary types of wells available. These include: drilled wells, driven wells and dug wells. Understanding the differences among these types of wells can be beneficial in determining the type that you need for your home. Residential Well and Well Pump Service Shoshone Idaho from Pump Service Inc.
Drilled wells are constructed with the help of either a rotary-drilling machine or a cable tool. These types of wells can penetrate unconsolidated material at depths of more than 1,000 feet. The space around the casing of this type of well must be sealed with grouting material or other materials in order to prevent contamination from water draining from the surface.
Driven wells are constructed by driving a small-diameter pipe into shallow water-bearing sand or gravel. This type of well typically utilizes a screened well pint that is attached to the bottom of the casing before driving. A relatively simple option, driven wells are economical to construct. At the same time, because they can only tap shallow water at depths of around 30 feet, they are easily contaminated by nearby surface sources.
Dug wells are excavated by hand shovel to below the water table until the incoming water exceeds the bailing rate. The well is then lined with bricks, stones, tile or other material in order to prevent collapse. The well is then covered with a cap of stone, wood or concrete tile. This type of well can obtain water from less-permeable materials such as very fine silt, sand or clay. On the other hand, they are very shallow and are subject to contamination from nearby surface sources.
To learn more about your residential well service options in Shoshone, contact Pump Service. We will be happy to help you explore your options so you can choose the well that is right for you!
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