Rhude Well Drilling
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Rhude Well Drilling

Well Drilling

We operate all 12 months of the year, including our harsh northern Ontario winter months. We have provided customers with exceptional service by constructing high-quality water wells throughout the Greater Sudbury area, including Lively, Chelmsford, Val Caron, Hanmer, Garson, Espanola and beyond.

We skillfully drill wells for newly built residential homes, replacement wells for existing homes, wells for commercial companies and wells for new housing developments. We also install residential and commercial geothermal wells, irrigation wells and monitoring wells.

We're proud to be using state-of-the-art drilling equipment that enables us to drill a well just about anywhere, regardless of your geographical location. Our drills are on tracks, which allow us to access areas truck-mounted drills won't go. We can even drill water wells on islands. Call us today, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Rhude Well Drilling equipment and technician drilling a water well.

It is important to know that not all wells are created equal. At Rhude Well Drilling, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high-quality water wells constructed with superior materials and built to last for generations. We will help you determine what type of well best fits your needs. We'll also help determine the precise location to drill, the size and installation of your water pump, and, if necessary, help you select the best water treatment system for your home or building. Our mission is to handle all your water needs from the ground up and guide you through each step of the process.

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How we drill a dependable and long-lasting water well for you

Step 1: Data Collection. This phase dramatically affects every step to follow. We first gather as much information as possible regarding your geographical location and your specific building needs. We'll then thoroughly discuss our findings with you. We believe that excellent communication and complete transparency will lead to the most successful outcome for everyone.

Step 2: Planning where to drill. All underground lines will be identified during this phase. For us to complete this phase, you might have to contact previous landowners to discuss underground wires, septic fields, and other possible obstructions. Please visit the Ontario One Call website for more information.

Step 3: Drilling. This phase includes the vital step of ensuring the location marked for drilling is free of contamination, flooding, sewer lines, and power lines. By this point, we already have a good understanding of your aquifers and the depths we'll need to reach for a good water source.

Step 4: Well Production. We use several methods to develop a well. The final step in the well production phase is thoroughly cleaning all foreign substances from your new well. We then install your pump and complete this phase by taking water samples and arrange for your samples to be tested.

Step 5: Water Treatment. After an outside agency has tested your water samples, a specific water system may be recommended by the agency. We'll install your water system and help you to understand how it works and know what maintenance it requires.

Step 6: Paperwork. Once we have completed your well's construction, we will provide you with a copy of your water well record in the format prescribed by the Ministry of the Environment. Contents include construction details, water yield test results, static water level, and a geological log that describes the soil and bedrock conditions and geographic location.

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A water well being drilled by a Rhude Well Drilling rig on a beautiful sunny day.

What is an aquifer?

Although water moves through an aquifer, it is not an underground river. Typically, aquifers are made up of sediments with relatively large and connected pore spaces that permit water movement. The larger the pore, the more movement. The smaller the pore, the slower the movement. Aquifers are most commonly composed of sands and gravels, but they may be formed from large blanket bodies of ultra-fine silt or by cracked or fractured coal or shale in some areas.

Aquifers can be found between confining layers (aquitards), which are soil and rock formations like clays and silts that permit slower groundwater movement. Although these materials can be saturated with groundwater, they cannot yield enough water for a well. This type of material may allow for a small amount of water, then once pumped away, it may recharge very slowly or not at all. Flow within aquitards is limited within small areas, but regionally they may transmit significant volumes of water. Aquitards can, therefore, significantly affect the flow and quality of water.

What type of drilling does Rhude Well Drilling do?

We use modern air rotary drilling equipment and the latest water well drilling techniques to give you the best quality water. Our drills are capable of traversing rough terrain, which allows for more flexibility when choosing the location of your well. We use a sharp, rotating drill bit to dig down through the Earth's crust. Much like a typical hand-held drill, the drill bit's spinning allows for penetration of even the hardest rock.

How much does it cost to get a well drilled?

Cost factors include the depth needed to drill, the equipment required to do the work, and all the products and materials necessary to construct your well. Contact us to receive a free estimate.

Can a well be drilled inside a house?

The short answer is no. As set out in the MOE's Regulation 903, there are many factors to consider before choosing where to construct a well. The purpose of these regulations is to protect your water from contamination. Drilling a well inside a house would increase the chance of contamination dramatically. As a Ministry of Environment licensed well contractor, we can help you carefully determine the best location for a new well.

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