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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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The 3 Different Kinds of Water Wells That You Could Choose to Use

by Edwin Johnston

When you live off of the municipal water system, you still need to get water to your house somehow. While you could truck it in, there is a much easier way to do it. That is to have a well dug. There are several kinds of wells that you could have at your house. 

Dug Wells

These wells are dug by hand, using shovels and picks. The well gets dug down to below the water table. As soon as the water starts coming up into the well faster than it can be bailed out, the well is far enough down. After the well has been dug far enough, it gets lined with bricks or tiles. These wells can have a pump attached to them at the top so that water can be pumped through water pipes. There are some drawbacks to these wells. One of them is the fact that they are much more affected by drought situations. Also, as they don't usually have the same kind of casing, they are susceptible to contamination. A dug well is a good option for a supplementary well, or one used for things like watering the lawn or fields. 

Driven Wells

A driven well is created by having a pipe with a small diameter driven down into the ground. The pipe will have a screen at the bottom to keep out dirt and rock so that the pipe doesn't get clogged. The pipe does down into the water table. That means that it has less risk of going dry during drought conditions. However, these wells aren't usually very deep. If you choose to drive a well on you have to make sure that your water table is pretty close to the surface. If you choose to have a professional do it, they will be able to go a little deeper than you can, but there are still limits to the depth that a driven well can go. 

Drilled Wells

These wells are made by having a big drilling rig come out and bore out a well for you. They can go down much further than other methods. On top of that, they are less affected by various geological features above the water table. Lots of rocks can obstruct a driven well's way, but a drill can get down through those rocks and to the water table. These wells are best for areas where the water table is very deep or difficult to get to for some reason. Because they are deep, they are fairly drought resistant. It is also much harder to contaminate one of these wells because they have a casing placed inside after the well is dug. 

Knowing the different kinds of wells gives you the opportunity to know which one will work best for you. If you aren't sure, you can also check with a well drilling company like Patterson Well Drilling Inc. in your area to see what they suggest.