If you’ve decided to make the great long-term investment of installing a well on your property, you’re probably looking forward to getting your new system in place as soon as possible. Of course, you want to make sure you’re getting optimal well performance, and for that, you’ll need to hire a skilled groundwater surveyor in California. Below, learn more about the ways a groundwater surveyor can help you get more water to your property—and even increase your property value—by finding the best place to drill.
Beginning the test
After you’ve taken the time to research your options and settled on a reputable groundwater surveyor, such as National Groundwater Surveyor Inc., it’s time to start the survey. There are several steps involved in this process. At NGS, a representative will walk the property with you and together, you will determine where to start your test.
Next, our surveyor will install four ground rods, spaced fifteen feet apart, all in a row. In order to create a pressure wave that will travel down through the earth on your property, the surveyor will set off a black powder charge. These pressure waves fan out, and if they encounter a water-bearing zone, there will be a disturbance in the pressure, which will create an electrical response that is recorded by the surveyor’s seismo-electric survey instrument system.
Each of these electric signals gives important information to the surveyor that has to do with the depth of the aquifer, and its potential yield for a well. The NGS surveyor will take this raw data back to the company, where a skilled geophysicist will interpret it. Once a full review has been completed, the report will be published for you to review.
Note that in order to give you the most comprehensive review of your options, the surveyor will perform five tests. Don’t worry—the tests will not damage your property.
The test in steps
Here’s a closer look at how the test is completed:
Step 1: Four copper steel rods are installed in the ground, about three feet deep
Step 2: A hole that is about 1 ½” around will be drilled two feet down in the center of the rods
Step 3: Antenna cables will be attached from the seismo-electric survey instruments to these rods
Step 4: The area will be discharged
Step 5: The data will be collected by the seismo-electric survey instrument
Step 6: The antenna will be removed
Step 7: Each spot analyzed will be marked with a numbered flag
A valuable assessment
Hiring an excellent groundwater surveyor in California is a very important preliminary step toward building the well of your dreams. With the right tests, you’ll be able to pinpoint the best location for your well, and enjoy a great water yield for years to come. Call National Groundwater Surveyor Inc. today to find out more about what we can do for you. We have over a decade of industry experience and a track record for success. We look forward to assisting you soon!
From single family home sites to large agricultural wells, call National Groundwater Surveyor at 800-980-7429.
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