• We need to have safe access to each of the sounding sites with our 4X4 vehicle (we can do remote soundings in acceptable weather which will have an additional cost dependent on the difficulty of access).
  • The area to be tested generally needs to be a minimum of 50 feet away from any type of electrical power source (primarily underground or overhead power, underground pipe lines or some buildings with major power supplies).
  • Clients are asked to describe the survey site conditions when booking. We need to have enough native soil do drive (install) four 1m long 3/4 inch diameter electrodes into the ground. The electrodes are placed in a straight line and require an area that is approximately 16 feet long and 4 feet wide to complete each sounding. The ground should consist of no more than 30% large gravel or stones. If the top 4 feet contains more than 30% large gravel, large stone, cobble, or bedrock, then more soundings may be required and special techniques may need to be implemented (at extra charge) to collect the data we require to complete the final report.
  • If you cannot dig a hole with a shovel that is 2’x2’x2’ then the property will need to be assessed by a representative of FIND WELL WATER.
  • Surveys must be completed on "native soils" If there is fill on the property, it will need to be excavated down to native soil. Excavation may not be a viable option in every case.
  • In some cases, calibration data may be needed. Calibration data is data collected near an existing water well within one mile or less of the subject property and is used to modify computer settings when necessary. Site requirements near a calibration well need to meet FIND WELL WATER standards.
  • The client or the client’s representative must meet us on site prior to the survey to identify the area to be surveyed, sign the survey agreement and arrange for payment (if not done previously). (Check, Cash or Credit card accepted)
  • If there is any risk at all of underground services that might be more shallow than 4 feet below ground surface anywhere near the area to be surveyed, the client should have underground locates carried out and have all in ground piping, wiring, gas lines or other services clearly marked well before we arrive to do the survey.

Our services include: aquifer (well water) location and quantification surveys. Our final report will inform clients of the presence or absence of an aquifer on their land: the aquifers depth, yield and thickness before the driller begins drilling. This helps our client prepare for the cost of the well.

Who Can Afford a Groundwater Survey?

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Our clients include residential and agricultural clients and those in need of small and large land feasibility studies. Basically, anyone who wants lower the risks associated with drilling a new water well and instead wants to be prepared for their new well costs by knowing the depth, yield and thickness of the aquifer on their land before the driller begins drilling.

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