When you are building a new home, there are many things to consider – where will the house be located, what style of home will you build, what features will it have? One important decision that is often overlooked is the water well. If you are not sure where to begin, here are some things to keep in mind.
When should you have your water well drilled for your new home construction project?
In most cases, the sooner the better. Having your well drilled first or at the beginning of your home building project will ensure you will have water supply at or before the time of completion of your new home.
What are some key factors to consider when choosing a water well driller contractor for your project?
When choosing your water well drilling contractor, be sure that the company is licensed, insured, and has the proper training and certifications. This should only be the beginning of your discovery. You will also want to check ratings and possibly ask for previous work experience. For additional considerations, check out our recent blog post on 3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Well Drilling Team.
How deep will the water well need to be drilled in order to reach an adequate water supply for your needs? Are there specific requirements that must be met in order to obtain a building permit for a new water well on your property site?
A trained and certified professional, such as Donald Smith Company, will be able to accurately evaluate your site and make the best recommendation for your particular building project. They will also be familiar with local and state regulations and any additional considerations for permitting.
How can you ensure that the quality of your home’s drinking water is maintained once the new water well has been installed and begins supplying it to the house taps and fixtures?
A quality well is the first step in healthy, clean, and safe drinking water for your new home and your family. You will also want to have your well maintained and checked regularly. Once a year inspections are recommended. For additional tips on keeping your residential water supply safe and healthy, check out blog post How to Keep Your Family’s Water Supply Healthy.
If you are in the process of building a new home, be sure to consult with your contractor and local officials about drilling a water well on your property. There are specific requirements that must be met in order to ensure the safety of your water supply and the success of your well installation. At Donald Smith Company, we have the experience and expertise to help you through every step of this process, from choosing the right contractor to ensuring that your water meets all applicable standards. Let us help you take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your new home worry-free!