Well Drilling Services
Based in Salmon Arm, in the beautiful Shuswap region of BC, Cascadian Drilling offers a range of well drilling services across the BC interior, from 100 Mile House, through Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Falkland, Sicamous, Vernon, and Kelowna.
Let Well Drilling Services Quench Your Thirst
Whether you’ve been living off the grid and never put in a well, or you’ve had one for years and it has stopped performing, the need to get water from somewhere else gets old very fast. After a certain point, you will look at a water well drilling crew in the Shuswap as if they’re saints, and imagine them at work on your property!
If you’re used to running water, it may only take a day for this effect to hit. However, if you’ve had an off-grid setup, it may take several years. Either way, the day will surely come when you want to just be able to turn on the faucet and have the water flow.
Our well drilling services make it easy for you to get water even when you’re miles away from the last municipal line. Even better, you won’t have to worry about the city adding weird chemicals to your water or having your water taste like a pool!
If you’ve experienced well water before, you know that it tastes far cleaner and healthier than anything from a city tap. Even if you have a lot of minerals in your well water, you can tell that they are as natural as the Earth itself.
The process for water well drilling in the Shuswap is the same whether or not your land has had a well before. We examine the land to determine where to drill, and then persist until we strike enough water to provide good volume at your faucets.
The amount of time and money involved depends on how deeply our well drilling services must go to find the water. We can often estimate this for you after learning about your property.
Factors That Affect Well Drilling Costs
There are a few factors that go into determining the well drilling cost for a particular project. The two main ones are how deep the well has to be and what kind of material is present underground.
The depth of a well is so important to a project that often it will be the determining factor for what a well company close by will charge. Some charge outright by the foot. This is especially common in areas where the ground is pretty much the same all over, so it is very unlikely for there to be any big surprises. If the company operates where the ground isn’t that uniform, the price may also include various geological factors.
Even when a well drilling cost quote doesn’t explicitly mention geological conditions, the company will have factored this into its normal pricing. Several types of ground can be encountered. It may be sandy all the way down to the water, but often, there will be one or more layers of packed, gravel-like rock to get through. At the area where the water is found, clay is another common discovery. Clay is actually good because it can help protect the water from surface contaminants. Meanwhile, dense rock can make it hard to drill and slow up the project.
As you can see, both the water depth and the materials encountered on the way to the water source affect the speed and ease of well drilling. This is why well companies tend not to have a single well drilling rate, but instead, quote each job individually before starting a project.