We use state-of-the-art equipment that helps us identify the best place to find water on your property. With this equipment, we are able to see the geological structures beneath the surface. In Hard Rock locations the only area on the property that will contain enough water for a well is a Fracture. We can identify the shape, size, and density of the Fractures that travel through your property. This is a proven method that takes the guess work out of drilling. Drilling is very expensive. So you need to insure that you are getting the most water for your money. Our scans will insure that you are getting the maximum results capable on your property and help avoid drilling a dry hole.
Licensed: Most local governments have a Board of Geology. They require that anyone that conducts ground water surveys needs to be licensed and properly educated in this field. We have to operate by the guidelines set forth by the government rules and regulations in each area that we operate in. This is to insure that our surveys and tests are done in a proper manner.
Beware of non-licensed scam artists. There are many individuals that claim to be geologist or just claim to have a secret way of finding water. You stand to lose a lot of time and money with the driller if you use any unlicensed surveyors.
Dowsers / Witchers: There are also witchers, dowsers, or diviners (different names for the same method). Most of them try to do the best they can to find you water. Even if they are honest and have a good reputation, the methods they use are very risky. They are not licensed and there is no college degree in witching or dowsing so you never know what you are going to get. Witching / Dowsing is a very ancient method that does not work well especially in difficult hard rock conditions. Remember you are going to spend thousands of dollars to drill these locations. You want to make sure that you are picking the best spot possible on your property. There are many dry or low producing wells around the world. Most of those have been witched. If a witcher is lucky enough to find a fracture, they are not necessarily finding the best location within the fracture. This results in low producing wells. Our scans allow us to see the targets before you drill. Using a witcher, you are drilling blind.
Best Price and Best Method: Our Central and Southern California water well surveys are the most cost effective in the industry. Many other systems are very time consuming, labor intensive, and NOT ACCURATE. We can cover more property area with more detailed data than any other company. Some companies use the EKS Electro Seismic system also called soundings. These companies charge per sounding, not by time or area surveyed. This is a very expensive approach. Each sounding only covers a 50 foot diameter area. If you have a large property, it will require A LOT of soundings. To save money, many will take a more random approach by charging for 10 soundings and then check random parts of your property. This leaves many holes in the survey which means they can miss a good target. Our VLF method covers your property with a grid scan leaving NO holes. The EKS system also requires the ability to drive a vehicle to every sounding site. Our surveys are conducted on foot. If we can hike it, we can survey it. Even the manufacturer of the EKS system Ground Flow LTD in the UK tells their users that this system is NOT designed for use with large water filled caverns and fractures. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD NOT BE USED IN HARD ROCK SURVEYS.
Drillers: Be sure to work with a driller that has a good reputation. Do not just focus on getting the best price. Make sure they have a good track record and proper license. Remember most drillers charge by the foot and the dishonest ones would love to drill several holes for you instead of one. Unlike our competitors, our ground water locating services help drillers create a hole in the correct spot without re-drilling.
Real Estate: We highly recommend that you let us survey a property before you purchase it. There are many properties that have very few good fractures. These types of properties will never be able to produce enough water to sustain a household or satisfy the current requirements to obtain a building permit in your area. We also recommend that you drill a test hole before you close escrow. We can only make sure that you are drilling in the best area possible on the property. That does not guarantee how many GPM (Gallons per minute) the well will produce. There is no way of predicting that. Beware of anyone who is quoting GPM. They are most likely dishonest, and certainly not certified. If you already have a low producing or dry well, then you should consider our service before you drill again. There may be other more promising targets on your property.
Reputation: We have been successfully finding great water for our clients since 2002 when we started our service. We would not still be in business if we did not find the best water in the most difficult locations.
Drilling a water well is very expensive and risky. Even with all of the technology and knowledge that we have, there is still risk. But we have been able to minimize that risk for you and maximize your potential for a great well.
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