Buying a Property with an Older Well on it?
When purchasing land or a property there are many things to consider when it comes to ensuring you are providing the essentials. Especially water. We need water to survive and as plentiful as it may seem, there are definately situations to be aware when there is an older well on the property. Wolverine Drilling Inc. has been proudly serving the communites and residents of Saskatchewan since 2003 and are always available to share best practice and FAQ's.
- Check to see what the material of the well is made from. In older times, wood and steel was the standard. Now we use PVC, fibreglass, and stainless steel screens.
- Old steel casing called "black iron" will corrode, and rust where the water and the atmosphere meet. This is especially important if the well has been sitting dormant for a while.
- When putting an old well back into service and the water level in the well drops, there can be a change of pressure in the casing that has not occurred for quite some time and can collapse shortly after use, or a few use cycles.
- If the sale of the property hinges on an existing well, the well should be proven, water samples taken and shown not to be contaminated and written assurances that the well is viable. This can help protect you if the well collapsed, or is contaminated.
- Old farms used to have pump houses, for some reason many chemicals were stored in the pumphouse. The common grouting practices may not have been available or endorsed as they are today.
- Often it is too late after they have purchased theproperty, and learn then the well is not functioning or is contaminated. You can get a well driller out to prove the well before you purchase or sell the property.
When it comes to water well drilling it is important to understand the local aquifers.
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