New Well Installation
Drilling A New Well
Drilling a new water well is beneficial to many industries today. Some of the industries we proudly drill wells for include:
Equestrian & Stables
Ground Water Monitor
Before drilling can begin, one of our technicians will meet with you at the desired location of the well to discuss cost and determine the best location to drill the well. State law requires that a water well needs to be a minimum of 75 feet from any part of a septic tank system and a minimum of 10 feet from any property line.
Once the price and location are determined, our technician will obtain a water well permit through DHEC to drill the well.
The drilling process begins by drilling through the soil until bedrock is reached. Steel or PVC well casing is then installed down to the depth of the bedrock and is sealed with bentonite. Bentonite, similar to concrete, is pumped down in the ground around the casing to provide a protective barrier against contaminants entering the well. A bit is then inserted inside the casing and drills through the bedrock until the desired amount of water is obtained. After the drilling process is complete, the well is sanitized and secured with a water tight well seal.
Each well is unique, making it almost impossible to determine how much water a well will produce and how deep it will be. Wendell Lee Well Services can provide information on wells in your area such as average well depths, water yield, casing depth, and potential water quality based on your location.
Ask us about Water Filtration Systems for New Wells!
Wendell Lee Well Services recommends, installs, and services water treatment systems.
Some of the water problems we can treat include:
Acidity or Low PH (can cause corrosion in piping and stains in toilets and sinks)
Iron (brown to "rust" colored water which leaves stains and can clog piping if not treated)
Hydrogren Sulfide (odor smell similar to spoiled eggs when water flows out of a faucet)
Particulates (sediment or sand particles in water)
Hard Water (causes unwanted stains in household plumbing fixtures)
Each well is different, so we provide a FREE water analysis to determine the appropriate water treatment solution.
Call us today to set up an appointment to get your water treated or your water treatment system serviced.
Installing A New Pump
Once a well has been drilled and water provided, the next task is having the proper equipment sized correctly to get water out of the ground. Having a properly sized pump and pressure tank is just as important as drilling a well and obtaining water. It isn't as simple as going to your nearest department store and picking any pump or pressure tank off the shelf. Too large of pump can pump the well out and destroy your pump, too small of pressure tank can cause the pump to cycle too much and eventually lead to pump failure. Only the drilling company of the well truly knows the water yield of the well at a certain depth. Wendell Lee Well Services offers all components and services to complete a professional installation from a newly drilled well to the end user. This includes:
Installation and Sizing of Pipe, Wire, and Pump required to produce the desired flow rate based on well depth and yield
Sizing, trenching, and burial of pipe and wire from well to end user
Sizing and installation of pressure tank and pressure switch
Connection from the tank to the water line for distribution
Other related water system products we offer include:
Constant Water Pressure System through installing a Variable Speed Submersible Pump
Frost free hydrants
Water storage tank and level control
Flow control valve installation
To finish the installation, a decorative rock cover is installed to blend in nicely with whatever landscaping is in place. A small rock cover (tank under house) or large rock cover (tank outside at well) is placed over the well when complete.