03 Aug 2012

Our AIO replaces a competitors system

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In the last few weeks we have been getting calls from several customers with concerns about their water quality. Many of them had existing systems, but their water still smelled like rotten eggs!

Luckily, AIOs are part of C&J’s water treatment lineup. An AIO is an air injected backwash unit. It oxidizes iron for iron removal, removes sulfur, and manganese – NO CHEMICALS REQUIRED!!

If you have continuous iron or odor issues gives us a call and we will give you more Information about our AIO system.

Below is a picture of our softening twin tanks next to our AIO unit.


23 Jul 2012

Our hard work pays off

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From the very beginning, C&J has taken pride in its customer relations. There have been several times when our employees have had to work extensive hours, to make sure that the customer is as satisfied as possible. But let’s be serious, you hear “our company really values it’s customers” and “customer always comes first” from almost every business out there.  So what makes us saying it any different. Well, it doesn’t, and that’s why we try not to pat ourselves in the back too much. Instead we let our customers do that for us!

Below is a letter that we received from one of our satisfied customers.

If C&J has performed any service for you, whether it’s drilling a new well, repairing an existing system, providing constant pressure, or even water treatment, send us a letter! Don’t want to bother with stamps? NO PROBLEM! Click HERE and fill out one of our online customer reviews. We would love to hear from you!

21 Jul 2012

Successful Pump Extractions

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Successful Pump Extraction from cjdrills on Vimeo.

This was a pump that was stuck in a 4″ casing (this is why we don’t prefer to install 4″ wells). It appears as though at some point in time someone had hit this well knocking some debris into the well and locking the pump into a perfectly good well.


Gary and Luke used our special paten pending tool, “the harpoon” to spear this stuck pump and bring it to the top of the well.


This well has been saved, saving the customers yard and pocket book.


We have seen jobs like this completely botched by well butchers in the past and needlessly ruining a great well. We can’t save them all, but if someone else doesn’t botch things we have a great record of extracting these difficult stuck pumps.



26 Jun 2012

Removing a Stuck Pump

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acidizing a well from cjdrills on Vimeo.

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a well owner is getting the water pump stuck inside the well. Believe it or not, this tends to happen quite a bit. The reason why, is because there is very little room between the walls of the well and the circumference of the water pump. As the well ages, rust and minerals start to build around the pump, eventually fusing it to the well. There are ways to prevent it, mainly having a new PVC well casing instead of galvanized steel (PVC doesn’t corrode). But if drilling a well is not in the near future for you, you can always call C&J to give you a yearly maintenance check up, to make sure your pump doesn’t get stuck.


But what happens if the pump is already stuck? 

There are several steps we can take to make sure we are able to remove the stuck pump (we have a very good success rate pulling stuck pumps out of wells!). The video above shows our team acidizing a well. This is the process where we lower hydrochloric acid down the well to eat the corrosion around the pump. This is a dangerous process, so you should leave it to the pros.

We leave the acid in the well for a couple of days to give it time to work. Once we are successful in removing the stuck pump, we clean and freshen up the well removing all the acid, making the well useful once again. The video shows a very extreme case of acidizing. The well was buried, so we had to dig it out to be able to access it.

19 Jun 2012

C&J hit a hole in 1!

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We just drilled this huge well for a golf course in Whitestown, Indiana. The well produces over 300 gallons per minute! They’ve had several wells drilled throughout the years by other drillers, but unfortunately, they didn’t produce as much water as they needed to water the course. Luckily, they found C&J! We had to drill 160 feet and use 12 inch well casing to be able to get the amount of water necessary to fit their needs.

03 Jun 2012

Developing a 12″ water well

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Well development is one of the most important aspects of well drilling. One of the final steps in the drilling process (before grouting and sealing) is developing the well. Once the well is drilled and the well casing has been set, we lower our drilling rods all the way to the bottom of the well. Once the rods are in place, we force really high pressure air down the well, forcing gravel and other cuttings out the well and at the same time cleaning the well screen. Well developing is very important, because it can literally make the difference between a great well, or a low water yielding well.

31 May 2012

Drilling a dewatering well in downtown Indianapolis

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Drilling Indy’s dewatering wells


It’s not everyday that the city of Indianapolis asks you to drill a dewatering well in the heart of downtown. Mainly because getting a massive rotary drilling rig in the crowded city can be a bit of a pain. But like always, we had a solution for this problem. Instead of having to divert traffic to get our rig in place, we decided to drill with water, yes water. These wells will be used for dewatering, so they are only about 12 feet, not too deep at all. If you play the video above, you will see a high power “vacuum” placed right above the dewatering well being drilled. The guy next to it is breaking the ground little by little with really high pressure water. While he is “drilling” the vacuum is sucking up all of the cuttings. Pretty cool huh? and the best part, no mess at all. Once we are done drilling the dewatering well, we will set the casing, and wait for the concrete crew to come and fill up the outside of the well.

29 May 2012

Iron bacteria in well water – gross!

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If you’ve never done this before, do it now… Go to your bathroom and lift up the lid of your toilet tank. What does it look like? If you don’t have any water softening equipment, chances are, your toilet tank looks pretty nasty. But why does it matter, right? It’s just the toilet. Just think of it this way, the water feeding your toilet bowl is coming from the same source as the water that’s coming right out of your tap. Pretty gross.. huh?
Bacterial iron are small living organisms which naturally occur in soil, shallow groundwater, and surface waters. These nuisance bacteria combine iron (or manganese) and oxygen to form deposits of “rust”, bacterial cells, and a slimy material that sticks the bacteria to well pipes, pumps, and plumbing fixtures. The bacteria are not known to cause disease, but can cause undesirable stains, tastes and odors; affect the amount of water the well will produce; and create conditions where other undesirable organisms may grow.
There’s no need for you to have this nasty well water bacteria in your home, call us now to find out how we can help you remove bacterial iron and tons of other natural chemicals!

don't let your toilets and showers look like this

24 May 2012

Directional Boring

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Many times there are things that get in the way of your water source, like driveways or streets for example. So what options do you have? Well, you could rip through the pavement and set your water line that way… but who wants to go through all that? As you can see in the video above, there really is no need to rip through anything. We’re pretty good and accurate at being able to bore and set your water line. You want us to give you a hand setting your water lines? Give us a call!

23 May 2012

Finding the right well driller

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Drilling a well is more complex than people seem to think. There are a lot of things that have to be taken in consideration when drilling a water well. Whats the aquifer level around the area? What type of ground or rock will be drilling through? Are you going to drill with water, or with air?

Not only that, but there’s also a lot of thought that goes into setting up the well after it has been drilled. What type of fitting are you going to use? How will you coat the inner wall of the well to protect the water source from foreign materials? What type of screen will you use to filter water into the well?

While some of these questions may be obvious, if not taken care of properly you could end up with several problems. You could drill just enough to hit a small vein of water, but not far enough to provide the water you need. Materials could be used that while saving a little money at the time of purchase, end up costing more when they corrode. The well could be set in a way that allows sand and sediment to seep through to your home.

When looking for a well drilling contractor, you have to make sure that you pay attention at how they do things, and what materials they use. Do a bit of research to find a company that will provide you with a top quality well that will last you for years to come!

At C&J Well Drilling, we know and understand the importance of delivering a quality water system for your home. That’s why we use only the best materials when constructing your well and water system. We also pride ourselves on being selective when choosing an aquifer for your water well system.

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