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.

22 May 2012

I love the country, but I hate my well water pressure!

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Grundfos Constant Pressure Submersible Well Water Pump

Grundfos SQE Pump


You don’t have to worry about that any more! C&J is one of the leading retailers of Grundfos Constant Pressure Systems (SQE). The SQE provides constant water pressure for a variety of applications. You will once again be able to do the laundry, run the dishwater, water your lawn, and take a shower -ALL AT THE SAME TIME – without losing any water pressure! It’s intelligent control unit is capable of monitoring and displaying the system’s performance continuously while also providing dry-running protection and other features that guarantee along lifetime of the pump.


21 May 2012

Have you ever had your well cleaned out?

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If you haven’t, you might want to consider it. Over the years your well can accumulate all kinds of dirt and sediment, especially if you have a galvanized steel well casing! Many companies and websites recommend pouring some chlorine down the well, flushing it out, and hoping for the best. While shocking a well with chlorine might temporarily “fix” the problem, it only kills a percentage of the bacteria and then you also run the risk of corroding your pitless adapter and other fittings. And what if you have a low yielding problem or a clogged screen? Chlorine will definitely not fix that!

You need a complete well clean out! What we do is remove your submersible pump out of the well, and lower a high out-put air line into the well to remove years of built up sediment and gunk out of your well. This freshens up your old well and redevelops the screen so you get better flow and better quality water out of your well.

So what are you waiting for? Call us now and schedule your WELL CLEANING TODAY!