Drilling of the wells

When building a house, it is necessary to mark the centers of the future foundation supports, in which wells are drilled.

Before you start directly drilling wells for water, in the ground, around the center of the future well, about a shovel’s bayonet they dig a hole into which a tool is lowered — a drill. To track the depth of drilling, paint the estimated depth of the drill on the drill rod..

If the construction site is with a slope, then the drilling depth is set not from the plane of the general position, but from the ground level at the intended point. The drill, immersed in the pit, is rotated clockwise. As soon as the soil storage tank is full, it is removed and cleaned..

In dry and hard soil, it is advisable to simultaneously drill several wells, regularly bayonet each of them with a sharpened shovel or a piece of reinforcement. When water appears in the wells, the soil becomes looser and softer, and further drilling will go easier and more intensive.

Rocks are the main obstacle to drilling. If their diameter does not exceed 5 cm, the drill will easily “cut off” and remove from the soil. But if the size of the stones is larger, they will have to be loosened with a metal rod and removed with a hoe..

When hitting a large boulder half a meter above the level of soil freezing, it is permissible to expand the well directly above it. If the boulder is caught higher, the started well is filled with compacted soil, spilled with water, and work with it is postponed. Drilling starts on a new one. In this case, the general breakdown of the supports does not change, but a local increase-decrease in the step between them up to half a meter is allowed.