What To Ask Your Water Well Drilling Contractor Before You Hire Them
Top 6 Things to Ask Your Water Well Drilling Contractor Before You Hire Them
When trying to find a contractor suited and equipped to drill your water well it can be a daunting task that can leave you asking more questions. Drilling a well is an investment and should not be taken lightly. There are many things that could potentially go wrong in the project and asking some very direct questions up front could save you some headaches, hassle and money in the end.
Before you contract a company to come on site and drill your water well it is important to do your due dilligence by asking some very direct questions that could potentially make some squirm.
Honesty and transparency is critical so you are informed of all of the potential risks but also so you know you are not getting ripped off. Asking the company 'How often do you drill on your own dollar?' will tell you very quickly if you will be nickle and dimed or charged for material/supplies that other companies may include in the scope of the project. Asking them details around their most difficult project and 'What they did to correct the situation?' or 'What were the efforts they made to work with the customer?' should provide you with a good benchmark of their operational integrity.
Inquiring about the equipment they use to complete the job will likely get an eyebrown raise from the contractor, however well maintained equipment is a good indication that they are in the business for the long haul. While break downs do happen. Better equipment tends to have less break downs. Keeping the equipment well maintained and current often keeps the project running safely and smoothly and is indicative that they are operating to the best of their ability and try to avoid unexpected repairs.
Another important question to ask is 'What other resources do they use for project completion?'. When drillers bill by foot it is critical they can provide clear proper documentation to support what they are billing you for in the end. Newer elogs can verify the footage. Your designated contractor should provide samples and ultimately use the proper materials to provide a well that is built to last.
Water well drillers today should be using an elogging system. Period. Simply asking them 'If they use elogging equipment' can protect your wallet before and after the well is drilled. New Elogging ensures viable aquifer targets are not passed and subsequently being billed for footage that is not required. It can be the difference between a well and no well at all, or many many test holes which run up footage and drill costs.
Wolverine Drilling Inc.
A full service year-round water well drilling company that services and drills all styles and types of water wells for residents and municipalites all over Saskatchewan since 2003.
When it comes to water well drilling it is important to understand the local aquifers and have the expertise to provide a well that will serve the property generations to come.