Cost of Drilling a Water Well in a Modular Home
How much does drilling a water well in a modular home cost? What are the factors that could influence the increase of its cost?
The cost of drilling water well within a modular home property vary from site to site. Sometimes it is impossible to get an accurate estimate due to unforeseen circumstances of the modular home construction. For example, a contractor may bid a well at $4400 for a 100 feet well. But because he had to drill deeper than anticipated and go through rock, drilling a water well can cost as much as $9000. With this, it is suggested to discuss with the subcontractor about the cost overruns before commencing everything.
In some areas, drilling a 100-foot deep water well near a modular home will cost about $1,200, with the exemption of the well pump.
Preparation to Well Drilling
There is a lot of preparation in drilling a well near a modular home. Once again, you start with a starter hole that is made by a post hole digger. In addition, you’ll need to dig a small pool of water, as the well hole has to remain filled with water. This water acts both to cool the drill and motor, as well as to pump the mud back up to the surface for disposal. Without removing the mud, you’ll just end up with a drill stuck down in the ground, without a hole.
Modular Home Preparation: Options to an Inexpensive Well Drilling
Although most well drilling rigs are intended for use by professionals, it is possible to use them yourself to drill your own well. Some rental companies do provide well-drilling rigs for rent, but they are rather rare. However, there is one option for drilling your own well, which is affordable and possible to do yourself.
On the website www.howtodrillawell.com, you can buy a kit for drilling your own well. This kit uses air power to drive an air motor which is down the hole in the well, directly behind the drill bit. While a totally different concept than other well drilling methods, it is quite effective.
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Topic: Modular Home