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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Top 4 Water Drilling Methods You Should Know

Ethan Burton

If you have a property that is not located near the municipal water system, you probably need to seek water bore drilling services to get your own water bore. Unfortunately, most customers don't really know the process of drilling water bores. This post will be sharing key water drilling methods the contractor may use when they come to drill a borehole in your residence or commercial property.

Rotary drilling

This is the most popular technique for digging water wells, and it uses a bit that's attached at the furthest end of a drill pipe. This pipe is normally fed into the surface with a hydraulic system, and then the drill bit bores into the aquifer that will be supplying water to your well. To make the process efficient, and to ensure the hole remains stable once drilling is complete, a drilling fluid is used when drilling the well.

Down-hole hammer method

This drilling method uses a pneumatically operated drill bit, which efficiently combines the actions of cable tool drilling and rotary drilling turning action. Usually, pneumatic drill bits are used on standard rigs accompanied with high-pressure air compressors. The method is used whenever one is seeking fast and economical drilling of a medium-extremely hard formation.

Down-hole hammer drilling is the fastest option you have when you want to penetrate a hard rock. Down-hole hammers are used when drilling hard rocks and enable water bores to be developed from a fractured hard rock aquifer. Note that this method is not effective when you are digging loose and unconsolidated material.

Auger water-well drilling

Auger drilling is another method of drilling boreholes that's perfect for sandy areas. The technique is used to drill a top layer of the well before the other part of drilling is completed with a cable tool. The auger drill also carries debris to the borehole surface making the drilling process very easy. Since this method is used in a sandy area, a drilling casing must be installed to make sure the borehole doesn't collapse before the process is completed.

Cable-tool drilling

Also called percussion drilling, cable-tool drilling is a technique that makes use of a heavy drill string that's dropped into a drilling hole repeatedly. Although this method is a bit slow, it is preferred because it is cheaper and easy to operate compared to a rotary drill.

Since the water bore drilling process is complicated, do not hesitate to ask your experts any questions before they start drilling.