Alfalla's Well Drilling & Pumps, Inc.

With over 30 years experience,
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Our well drilling services include residential, commercial, municipal, public, industrial, irrigation and agricultural water well drilling.

We are capable of drilling holes 4″, 5″, 6″, 8″, 10″, and 12″ in diameter.  In most cases, steel casing is installed.  Where it is needed, PVC can be used as a liner inside the casing.

We do geo-thermal drilling and have done several geo-thermal projects in the area.

We also provide well cleaning and rehabilitation services for wells that are in need of improvement. Some of these services include well back-flushing, fracturing, chemical cleaning, etc. We offer down hole well inspections using our down hole camera.

We use modern and up-to-date equipment, methods and the latest technologies to ensure that we can provide the best results for our customers and to provide those results quickly and efficiently. We have knowledgeable and experienced personnel who follow proper procedures and take the time to do things right.

Residential Drilling:

Although there are still nearly one million of the old fashioned “hand-dug wells”, deep drilled wells are much more reliable and provide safer drinking water. Most residential wells are 6 inches in diameter and drilled with air rotary machines. In this drilling process, which is used in hard clay or rock formations, high volumes of air are forced through the drilling pipe and out through holes at the bottom of the drill bit. The air serves to both cool the drill bit and force cuttings up and out of the hole. Water is reached from consolidated formations, either fractured or unfractured. A coated steel casing is used in the top of the borehole above the water producing zone. The casing is sealed into the bedrock to prevent borehole collapse or to exclude water of undesirable quality. The area between the borehole and casing can be filled with a cement “grout”, depending on the types of formations encountered. The well casing should extend 18 inches above grade. The well is then capped with a secure, sealed well cap.


Some Interesting Well Facts!:

Dug wells seem to be the oldest form of wells.

They are excavated by hand shovel to below the water table, until the flow of the incoming water is greater than the digger’s bailing rate. The wells are lined with materials to prevent a collapse. (i.e. brick, tile, stones) Considering this type of construction, bored wells can go deeper than dug wells. Dug wells and bored wells create large openings in the ground to collect the water. Usually a wood or stone cover is used to close the opening. These wells can go dry at times when the water table drops below the base of the well, often at the end of the summer. They are also subject to contamination by surface run-off due to the shallowness of the well, as well as the semi-casing and no use of grout.

Driven wells are constructed by driving a small diameter pipe into shallow water-bearing ground.

Also called a Point Well, these wells are fairly easy to construct and are generally economical. However, they can only tap into relatively shallow water. There have been instances where the wells have been contaminated by surface run off because there is no grouting in Driven wells. Hand-driven wells are typically about 30 feet in depth, while machine-driven wells can be 50 feet in depth or more.

Drilled wells are constructed using rotary-drilling machines.

Drilled wells that cut through unconsolidated substances require installation of casing and often a screen. This is done to ensure that sediment does not seep in. Depending on the types of formations encountered, the space around the casing may be filled with a cement grout. The grout prevents surface water from draining down and causing contamination.

We also offer well deepening, surging and pressurization.

Pressurization: Water wells which are drilled into rock can be treated with this to increase their water yield, or renew a low yielding well. In pressurization, a device is lowered into a well and a collar is pumped up. Then, high pressure water is used to fill the well and pressurize it to up to 3-3000 PSI. This essentially backflushes the well, by forcing water into the cracks, opening them up, and flushing out the contaminants. It also may establish new fractures through which water can connect and flow into the well. Pressurization can cause impressive gains to well flows.
It should be noted that pressurization of a water well is very different than the controversial hydrofracturing of gas wells, that has been very prominent in the news as of late. Water well pressurization uses water to gain increased water flow in the well, as opposed to the use of chemicals in hydrofracturing.


Contact Us

Alfalla Well & Pumps
Phone: 845-744-6053
P.O. Box 1241
3129 Route 52
Pine Bush, NY 12566

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Alfalla's Well Drilling and Pumps has been serving it's customers for over 30 years. Alfalla’s is your first choice for any of your water problems!

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