The Installation of A Borehole

The process of borehole installation is an involved one that must be carefully planned. Therefore, it is best to leave it to professionals who know what to expect and how to deal with any potential problems. An additional source of water can be a boon for your household because you can use it for a plethora of applications to save you money on monthly utility bills. Outdoor applications such as supplying irrigation systems and water features are only a few of the many useful ways to take advantage of groundwater.

Groundwater is a term that refers to the water being yielded from a borehole. As the water is pumped from an underground source, it is an apt term. Aquifers are underground sources of water that has been used since millennia before the common era started and wells are mentioned in almost chapter of our known history. Borehole installation creates a well from which the water can be pumped to the surface. This is just the modern version of a traditional well and a pump does the work, as opposed to the erstwhile method of lowering a bucket into the water and lifting it back up again.

The Process

The basic process of any type of borehole installation starts with locating the underground aquifer. Many areas have these, granting you access to useable groundwater. A hydrogeologist can determine the location of such a deposit underneath the surface, which enables them to site the right drilling location. Once this location is determined, the drilling process can commence. This process can get messy due to the large amount of debris being extracted from the site during drilling. Luckily, our service includes site clean-up once the process is complete.

Logic dictates that soft ground should be the best for drilling a borehole. However, the opposite is true and by drilling through rock, though it would take a fair bit longer, the drill creates a natural well of which the walls are made of rock and which will not collapse in on itself during the drilling process like soft soil could. This is the ideal scenario during the installation process, as no extra well walls would have to be constructed to stabilise the hole.

Once the drilling process is complete, the site will be cleaned and the well will be topped with cover for its maintenance hole. The yield will be tested before the final step commences. It is very important to test the water yield before finalising a borehole installation. This allows us to optimise the flow from it to maximise the available water that can be yielded for your use. The final step is to add the necessary piping and install various elements on the system to make it do everything you want it to. The result of all this work is your household enjoying the benefits of an alternative source of water that can be used when the main supply fails.

Domestic Boreholes are experts in the field of borehole installation. For more information on our process and how we approach every step, please peruse our website. Choose us today and enjoy the benefits that groundwater can bring to your household.

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