How can I drill my own water well…
cheaper, faster, and with a guarantee?
Drilling a water well is not rocket science.
I have helped dozens of families get wells, and actually started out with something you might have seen in your DIY water well searches online. It had a boat trailer crank for the up & down action and literally a boat motor to turn the 3/4″ pipe with the paddle bit on it (see image). Did it work? YES! We were new to the field and this little contraption set up and worked like a charm, until we hit something a little more solid, but we’ll come back to that story.
We have tried several methods since our first machine, including percussion (not dynamite), water and air powered boring, and finally this latest professional machine built on the back of a tractor. This new machine is by-far the smoothest operation for sure!
Is there a wrong way to drill a water well? Yes.
We believe our grandparents were speaking the truth when they told us “It takes the right tool to do a job done well.” Many people buy the small DIY machines only to find out that they are labor intensive and that the labor comes to a grinding halt when you get down to hard clay or rock. We know from experience that these small machines are great for sand, but out of all of the wells we’ve drilled, less than 5% were only sand & soft clay. This means you really want a machine that can cut though the hard clay and rock without it taking a week.
When you drill your well with my machine, you’ll enjoy the most trouble-free and laid back day as you watch the machine run one length of 10′ drilling stem in the ground after another. This machine requires two people to drill the well. One man moves the lever up and down while another person puts the drill stem section on when it’s needed. Easy right? Everyone can either lift 50 pounds or has a neighbor, son, brother or cousin who can- No problem!
Now you’re thinking you’ve never used this machine or anything like it before and wondering what’s the best way to tackle this task. I have the knowledge but cannot drill it for you, but I have the contact info for a few different guys who know my rig well and can do the drilling with you. Many homeowners also preview a well being drilled, so that they can understand the flow of the operation.
“Why don’t you help us?”
The laws in Texas state that a homeowner can have a licensed well driller drill his well or he can drill his own. What this means is you can save the money of the Pros coming out and can get a well for half the cost just by doing it yourself, but since it’s my machine I would need to be licensed to do it all for you.
This is how to drill your own water well from start to finish:
- You come out to a well being drilled & observe the drilling
- We give you all the details and receive your deposit & lease agreement
- We find the best flowing water on your property to drill
- We bring the machine to your place and set it up for use the next day
- You start as early as possible, often times finishing the water well in one day or less
- We come out and receive the remainder of the rental fee and pick up the machine
- We’re always available for support on pumping your well and all other related info
“What if I do all of this and don’t get a well?”
We have a good track record of finding the best streams of water and showing you how to drill down into it. Have we missed the mark? A few times. In the event you drill down and don’t find water, we will find out what went wrong and you can drill down again. Once or twice we have seen folks miss a stream or drill into the edge of it and not had the volume they desired. They simply moved the rig over a few feet and drilled again, hitting the water they were looking for. If you don’t find water at all, I do not ask for the remainder of the rental fee and I also help you sell your well materials to another renter so that your only money out of pocket is the deposit.