Well Drilling

The most valuable asset you can have for your home or business is a clean, potable, and abundant water supply. Whether it’s for home use or irrigation a water well can be the most important investment you make in your home or business. Becoming informed is the most valuable tool you have before making this investment.

What are the basics of a water well?

A well is a bored hole in the ground. Steel or plastic well casing will be placed in the bore hole to support unstable earth formations. A seal is placed at the top of the casing to prevent contamination into the well from surface water. The stable formation beneath the casing is often the water bearing zone. In this zone a screen and gravel pack may be installed depending on the formation. After completion the well is then tested for water yield. This is done by either blowing air into the well or bailing the well. Your contractor may also perform some basic water quality tests at this point. Once construction has been completed your contractor will produce a well log which acts as a blue print for both the earth formation they encountered and a build sheet for the well. With this well log a pump contractor can design your new pump system.

How much does it cost to drill a well?

There is never an exact number until the project is finished. Each well formation can and will be different then another. The best thing to do is when looking over a proposal from a drilling contractor make sure they have specific pricing on the following.

  • Price of drilling per foot
  • Price and size of casing per foot
  • Cost of materials per unit “such as seal, cement, etc.”
  • Cost of development and testing
  • Cost of pump system

Water Well Drilling Expertise

Draw on our experience when you are ready to consider water well drilling.

  • We understand the geophysical formatting and aquifers in surrounding areas to help you determine the best well design and location for our client’s needs and expectations.
  • We stay in compliance with all county, state, and federal regulations.
  • Our main focus is on the complete well development and pump system. We begin with the well services and ongoing customer support.
  • Family owned and operated. Small enough to be personal and big enough for all your water well needs.
  • Safety always comes first to our company. We have a proven safety record to prove it and our employees have ongoing safety training.
  • Licensed and Bonded for your protection
  • New Equipment
  • References available upon request

Municipal and Commercial Wells

We will work with your engineers and/or develop a constructed plan for your complete water well system.

Municipal and Commercial Well Services

  • Drill pilot holes
  • Ream
  • Surface casing
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Perforate
  • Water Jet
  • Acidize and Chemical treating
  • Pour Cement slabs
  • Chemical Analysis/ Water Quality Testing
  • Pump Tests (To determine gallons per minute and well draw down for future and permanent pump insulation)
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Pressure Cementing
  • Plugging
  • Capping
  • Generator rentals

Domestic Water Well Drilling

Trust Experience with your Home Water Well. Call Jackson Water Well at (512) 581-1176 for well drilling & pump services in Bastrop, Fayette, Caldwell, Travis and Gonzales Counties.

  • We are here to help you with all your water well needs. We understand the geophysical formations and aquifers in surrounding areas. Let us help you with your water well needs.
  • Before you build your house make sure you plan out your water supply system. Prior to wells being drilled we must contact and notify local government authorities to obtain all required permits. We can assist you with this process of permitting.
  • Domestic wells should provide an average yield of 10-25 gallons per minute
  • Water wells must be 50 ft from property line or we must submit for a variance.
  • The septic system has to be 100 ft away from your well according to regulations.
  • Drilled wells must install casing and screen to prevent the inflow of sediment and collapsing of well.
  • The space around the casing must be sealed with approved grouting material to prevent contamination of water.

Domestic Wells Services:

  • Drill
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Cap Wells
  • Pour Slabs
  • Chemical Analysis (water quality testing)
  • Surface Casing
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Well Plugging
  • Storage Tanks
  • Service Work
  • Solar Pump Systems

Irrigation Wells

We are here to help farmers and ranchers with all their water well needs.

Turnkey Irrigation Systems

  • Drill Pilot Hole
  • Ream
  • Surface casing
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Perforate
  • Jet
  • Acidize and Chemical Treating
  • Pump Tests to determine gallons per minute and well drawl down
  • Chemical Analysis/ Water Quality Testing
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Pressure Cement