FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We understand that you may have questions and concerns regarding our well drilling services, and we're here to provide you with the answers you need. In this section, we address some of the common inquiries we receive from our valued customers. From permits and drilling boundaries to the process of drilling a well, we aim to provide clear and comprehensive information to help you make informed decisions. Take a moment to explore the questions and answers below, and if you have any further inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Q: DO YOU NEED A PERMIT?
A: No, you do not need a permit in Nova Scotia for a drilled well. Our well drilling services do not require obtaining a specific permit from the authorities.
Q: CAN YOU DRILL IN MY EXISTING DUG WELL?
A: No, we cannot drill directly in your existing dug well. However, we can drill in close proximity to it, taking into consideration the location and accessibility of the existing well.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BOUNDARIES FOR DRILLING A WELL?
A: When drilling a well, certain boundaries need to be observed to ensure safety and compliance. These boundaries include:
Keeping a distance of 50 feet from any part of the septic tank/field. This distance is important to prevent any potential contamination of the water source.
Maintaining a distance of 53 feet from the center line of the government road. This distance ensures the proper positioning of the well in relation to the road infrastructure.
Ensuring a distance of 8 feet from the foundation/house. This distance allows for the appropriate placement of the well in relation to the building structure.
Leaving 5 from the property boundary. This ensures that the well is positioned within the boundaries of your property.
Q: HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE DEPTH FOR A QUOTE?
A: In order to provide an accurate quote, we consider various factors. Our experienced team relies on their knowledge of wells drilled in the area to estimate the depth. Additionally, our expertise in well drilling allows us to make informed assessments based on general knowledge and any additional research we conduct specific to your location.
Q: IF I'M BUILDING, WHEN SHOULD I DRILL A WELL?
A: It is generally recommended to drill the well after you have chosen the location of your house and obtained a septic permit. This ensures that the well can be strategically positioned to meet the water supply needs of your property. However, drilling a well can be done at any time during the construction process. It is important to take into consideration the size of your lot, as smaller lots may require the well to be drilled before the foundation/house is placed.
Q: WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF DRILLING A WELL?
A: The process of drilling a well involves several steps to ensure a successful and efficient outcome. Here's a breakdown of the process:
Reach out to us and request a quote: Contact our team to discuss your well drilling needs and obtain a detailed quote tailored to your requirements.
If necessary, schedule a site visit (although it is not always required): Our experts may visit the site to assess the terrain, access points, and any specific considerations relevant to the drilling process.
Approve the job and get it scheduled: Once you are satisfied with the quote and ready to proceed, we will finalize the scheduling details for the drilling project.
We will inform you when we have you scheduled: Our team will notify you about the confirmed date and time of the drilling operation, ensuring clear communication and coordination.
Our team will arrive to drill your well and cap it: Our experienced drillers will use state-of-the-art equipment to drill the well to the desired depth, following industry standards and best practices. Once the drilling is complete, the well will be capped to ensure its integrity.
We will provide you with an invoice and a well report: After the drilling process, we will provide you with a detailed invoice outlining the costs associated with the project. Additionally, you will receive a comprehensive well report, documenting the specifics of the drilled well for your records and future reference.
If you have any other questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact us. Our team is here to assist you throughout the entire well drilling process.