A complete tutorial to new borewell drilling with Vaastu suggestions
How do you find a good borewell location?
One of the most used geophysical approaches for household borewell exploration is vertical electrical sounding. However, for the survey to be conducted, there must be enough open space around the spot. Other geophysical survey methods are used only in exceptional circumstances and are quite costly. Borewell sites can also be identified by local borewell diviners using wooden sticks or magnetic blocks to some extent. However, this strategy is not always accurate, particularly in locations where the geological formation is crucial.
Best time for borewell drilling
There is no specific time for borewell drilling. however, if you are drilling a borewell in summer it will show the worst-case scenario like how much depth of borewell should be drilled so that water will never dry out. Therefore some borewell contractors prefer the summer months for borewell drilling. Furthermore, because most agricultural sites can only be accessible by drilling rigs during the summer, they are usually available during this time.
Common methods for borewell drilling
- Water jetting in shallow bones in alluvial formations
- Angular drilling also using shallow bores in alluvial formations
- Calyx drilling using shallow bores in hard rock region
- Percussion drilling using deep bores in boundary formation
- Rotary drilling is the most common method for deep boring in alluvial regions.
- DTH drilling is the most common method for deep boring in the hard rock region.
The standard diameter of borewells
Generally, for residential plots, we use 4 inch or 5-inch borewells and for commercial plots, we generally use 6-inch borewells. Prior to drilling the borewell to the necessary size, bigger diameter bits are utilized to insert the casing pipes up to the hard rock zone.
- Charges of the borewell mainly are decided by the feet up to which the borewell is drilled, mainly the borewell contractors charge borewell drilling cost in borewell cost per foot.
- cost of casing pipe per foot,
- normally fees are calculated per hour after flushing the borewell.
- per km for transporting the rig to the site from the nearest town
Casing pipes and types
At present we generally use PVC pipes for the borewells. GI pipes were used in the past but nowadays it’s not at all recommended as the pipes will start to corrode after some years and water will get affected due to this. If the aquifer yields via sandy zones, slotted PVC casing pipes are utilized to protect borewell side walls from collapse and to prevent fine sand from entering the borewell and clogging it. This necessitates a thorough investigation by geologists to determine slot size and depth, as well as gravel packing around the casing pipe.
The minimum distance between a borewell and septic tank
Because there is a risk of contamination, keeping a suitable distance between a borewell and a septic tank is always recommended. If the situation necessitates their proximity, it is recommended that the borewell casing pipe be adequately grouted with cement slurry until hard rock formation. Borewells for drinking water and septic tanks should not be located adjacent to each other in shallow aquifer zones. In such instances, it is preferable to seek professional assistance in order to take preventative measures around the borewell and septic tank. So always recommended calling an experienced borewell drilling service agency for borewell drilling.
Vaastu suggestion for borewell drilling
Tube wells and borewells were the primary sources of water before the introduction of tanks and other modern methods of water storage. Water is also associated with Vaastu Shastra because it is one of the five elements in the Panchabhoota and is regarded as an elixir of life! Compared to former times when there were just open wells to pull buckets of water from, we only lately have diverse sources of water such as storage tanks and municipal water supply for usage purposes.
In the countryside borewells and wells are more common in residential and agriculture. Generally, households depend on these borewells when there is no municipal water in their area. In Vaastu wells and borewells and have a specific location in the residential area. It is said that when we are constructing a new house in a plot we should also dig well for the house. It is also said that for the construction of the house if we use this it is very good for the family living there.
The well should be placed In the northeast direction of the plot. If we are using the municipal water also the water should enter into the plot from the northeast direction. If we are planning to build a fountain it also should be on the northeast side of the plot and the distance between the house and the fountain should be the minimum length of the front door of the house.
If we are building a wall around the well, it should be in round shape only. The well’s edge should not be on the line connecting the building’s northeast corner and the plot’s northeast corner, and the well should only be in the plot’s northeast corner. According to some famous experts, it is also said that the well should be exposed to direct sunlight for a minimum period of six hours a day. These rules above said can also be used for any water-related sources like sump, corporation, etc.
When placing the water tank the water tank should not be placed in the northeast or northwest direction. Digging up a well or any water source in the correct direction of the plot has many advantages for the family living there and will stop many problems concerning the wealth, relationships, unhappiness, etc. if the borewell dries up or is placed in the wrong position in the plot the best thing Is to fill the borewell with the earth, close it and bury it. Then call an experienced borewell contractor to fin your area and do new borewell drilling. The well and pump house should not be too close to the compound walls, and there should be enough room for cleaning and maintenance. Also, make sure that the well’s walls do not touch the house’s walls, as this could have a detrimental effect on the residents.
Things to avoid
- According to Vaastu Shastra, it’s always advised to build wells, not in the center of the residential plot.
- it is preferable not to build a well in the middle of the land
- Also, make sure the well’s walls do not touch the house’s walls, as this could have a negative impact on the residents.
So finally I would like to conclude by saying that borewell drilling requires a lot of calculations which are done by experts only. If any wrong steps are taken there will be huge financial loss as the borewell drilling cost is mainly calculated in borewell cost per foot. So it is always advisable to call an experienced borewell drilling service agency for borewell drilling.