WELL DRILLING MOBILE
Alabama Gulf Coast Water Well Contractor
We are here to provide first-class water well services to the Alabama Gulf Coast. From drilling a new well to replacing a worn out pump, we can handle all your water well needs. Clean H2O is a very important resource and we pride ourselves on using our skills to access this invaluable commodity for our customers so they can use it for whatever application necessary. Many folks want to be in control of their own water supply rather than paying a utility company monthly for treated water containing chlorine, ammonia, chloramines, and many other harmful, undesirable chemicals. These chemicals can build up in our bodies and cause problems over time. Drilling your own well ensures the water that you drink and bathe in comes from aquifers deep within the ground under your property, supplying H2O filtered naturally through the earth’s media. Owning your water supply and getting premium water quality gives you the peace of mind you desire when controlling your access to this indispensable, precious resource we all must have to survive. Well Drilling Mobile water well drilling contractors are here to serve you and bring you the best water wells in the area!
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SERVICES INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
SERVING MOBILE COUNTY, BALDWIN COUNTY, AND AREAS SURROUNDING ALABAMA'S GULF COAST
Serving Mobile, Semmes, Saraland, Theodore, Grand Bay, Daphne, Fairhope, Malbis, Elberta, Magnolia Springs, Spanish Fort, Loxley, Bay Minette, Foley, Summerdale, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Robertsdale and surrounding communities. Have you ever heard people say things like, "Well water tastes way better than city water" or "I love having a water well for my water source, I just get superior water quality"? These statements tend to be absolutely accurate. With our state-of-the-art drilling rig, Well Drilling Mobile contractors can come to any location in the area to provide our services, whether it’s for residential, commercial, agricultural, or industrial use. Whether your H2O is hard and you want it soft, you require a jet pump vs. a centrifugal pump, you need a cistern or a pressure tank installed, groundwater access is deep or shallow, or you need a new pressure switch or control box, we are here for your needs. What comes out of the faucet is just as important as accessing the aquifer underground, so a filtration system can be second to none for ensuring you drink and use the cleanest H2O possible. Maybe you require an inspection or repair of an existing well, or maybe you would like us to perform water testing because you’re concerned about your water quality… No matter your needs, our goal is to fulfill them and exceed your expectations with top-notch service, years of experience, superior knowledge, and unmatched value. Well Drilling Mobile believes you should have the best when it comes to your water system, bar none!
HOME WATER WELL SYSTEM
We like to educate the consumer on what’s involved in extracting the precious H2O from the earth below us and delivering it to its place of use. An understanding of the basic components of a functioning home water well system will help the consumer better grasp the process of pumping groundwater to the surface for use. After the drilling the well, a well casing is placed down the hole defining the well and keeping contaminated surface water as well as dirt and debris out of the well. The casing is a pipe usually made of PVC, but sometimes steel, concrete, or fiberglass is used. A well screen is fixed to the bottom of the well casing to prevent any particulate such as rocks, sand, or other unwanted sediments from entering the system. Commonly, a submersible well pump is attached to the bottom of the drop pipe, a pipe smaller in diameter than the casing, and dropped down into the well. Inside the casing, the drop pipe runs up and makes a 90 degree turn, through a pitless adapter, a frost-proof seal in the side of the well casing, to the waterline or discharge pipe. The horizontal discharge pipe runs underground eventually connecting to a pressure tank above ground, which will store water and pressurize the system so H2O will flow when needed. The top of the casing is covered with a tight fitting well cap that prevents anything from entering the system, closing off the top of the wellhole. The pressure switch and the electrical control box work in tandem to cycle the well pump on and off in order to fill the pressure tank. As water is being used in the home, the pressure inside the pressure tank drops. When the pressure level goes below the lower pressure limit setting, the switch turns the pump on, filling the pressure tank with more water until it reaches the upper pressure limit setting, then the switch turns the pump off. These are the basic components of a home water well system, while additional parts can be added such as softening, conditioning, or filtration units to improve the water quality.
Water Well Terminology
Well Screen - a slotted filtering device placed at the bottom end of the well casing intake allowing water to flow into the well while keeping sediment out of the system.
Borehole - the initial hole drilled for the well down to the water source.
Grout - products (usually bentonite clay) used to fill the space between the well casing and the walls of the borehole creating an impervious seal around the casing and keeping contaminated surface water from leaking down the wellhole.
Well Pump - device used to move groundwater from the water source underground to its desired location above ground. Types of well pumps include: centrifugal, jet, and submersible pumps.
Pressure Tank - receives water pumped from the source by the well pump, holding water and pressure for supplying water on demand to the user.
Pressure Switch - an electrical switch which turns the well pump on when it senses a pressure drop below the lower pressure limit setting (due to water usage) and turns the well pump off when pressure reaches the upper pressure limit setting.
Overburden - (also referred to as waste or spoil) the layer of geological material laying above the aquifer (water) or any other natural resource wishing to be exploited.
Bedrock - buried or exposed hard rock laying under the overburden possibly containing the desired aquifer. Exposed bedrock visible from the earth's surface is called outcropping. Bedrock falls into 3 different rock classifications: igneous, metamorphic, or sedentary.
Aquitard - zone of material within the earth limiting the flow of water, considered by its permeability.
Aquifer - underground water source holding groundwater, confined or unconfined depending on the permeability of the aquitard.
Water Table - the upper limit of the zone of saturation where the cracks and spaces within the ground are saturated with water.
Well Casing - pipe which defines the well usually made of PVC, but sometimes steel, concrete, or fiberglass inserted down the borehole to the water source.
Drop Pipe - pipe dropped down inside well casing used to pump water from inside the well, can have a submersible pump attached to its bottom end.
Pitless Adapter - a frost-proof seal in the side of the well casing connecting the drop pipe to the horizontal discharge pipe running to the pressure tank.
Well Cap - a pipe cap securely sealed to the top of the well casing preventing dirt, debris, animals, or any undesired matter from getting into the well.
Water Softening - the process of removing ions such as calcium and magnesium from water and replacing them with sodium or potassium through ion exchange. These hard water ions affect the ability for other positively charged products such as soaps and detergents to dissolve in the H2O.
Water Conditioning - the process of removing harmful chemicals from water such a chlorine by using a magnetic descaler to rearrange or realign the bad minerals preventing them from conglomerating and scale building up inside faucets, water heaters, and any plumbing.
Cuttings - the ground material removed from the borehole as the well is drilled.
Flow Rate - how much water is moving through a system per unit time, measured in gallons per minute (GPM).