Borehole drilling services in Johannesburg
If you’re a homeowner in Johannesburg, you may be considering having a borehole drilled on your property. Borehole drilling is becoming an increasingly popular way to get water for gardens and landscapes in the city, as well as for domestic use. PJC Trading leading borehole drilling company in Johannesburg. Our water boreholes are of the highest quality and we guarantee customer satisfaction. Call us at 082 090 3472 to learn more about our services today!
What is a water borehole and why do you need one
A borehole is a hole that has been drilled in the ground. Various reasons exist for people digging such holes, but many of these reasons involve putting fluid (including water) down the hole and bringing fluid back up from the hole. This is done using a variety of different tools and machines depending on how deep the hole needs to go or what the nature of the subsurface layer is. One of these tools that have been used for this purpose since ancient times is a water borehole drill. At PJC Trading, our borehole services include the installation of submersible pump sets, hand pumps, and electrically operated shallow tube wells to supply drinking water to your home or compound. We drill boreholes of any depth, ranging from 60 meters to 200 meters or deeper. A water borehole is a great way to have a sustainable water supply for your home. If you live in an area where the water municipality’s bills are getting too high, or if you are worried about the possibility of running out of water, then a borehole might be the solution for you
How does a water borehole work
A water borehole is made by inserting a drill pipe into the ground. A motor at the top of the drill pipe turns a bit that bores through the ground. As soil and rockfall down, they are brought to the surface on a conveyor belt inside the casing.
The motor on top of the drill rig raises and lowers its bit to change the depth of the borehole. The bit is a hollow tube with ridges on it that breaks up the ground as it rotates. The drill rig also has a large, round container called a mud pot which holds the mixture of water and special bentonite clay used as drilling fluid. As soil is removed from below, some of the clay falls into the hole. This makes it easier for the drill bit to continue boring through more of the ground.
The drill fluids carry rock and soil samples from deep in the earth up to a laboratory where they can be examined by scientists. The method of examining these rocks, by using a microscope, is called petrology. A water borehole is made by inserting a drill pipe into the ground. A motor at the top of the drill pipe turns a bit that bores through the ground. As soil and rockfall down, they are brought to the surface on a conveyor belt inside the casing.
The motor on top of the drill rig raises and lowers its bit to change the depth of the borehole. The bit is a hollow tube with ridges on it that breaks up the ground as it rotates. The drill rig also has a large, round container called a mud pot which holds the mixture of water and special bentonite clay used as drilling fluid. As soil is removed from below, some of the clay falls into
The borehole installation process
- The first step in having a water borehole installed is to find a reliable and experienced company that can help you with the process. The company will come out to your house and do
a survey in order to see the best place to install the borehole.
We at PJC Trading are experts in this field and can assist your borehole drilling needs.
- The borehole will need to be dug at a certain depth and in a specific location, so it’s important to choose a place that is easily accessible.
- Once the hole has been dug, the next step is to install the casing and wellpoint. This will ensure that the water is clean and safe to drink.
- After the casing and wellpoint have been installed, the final step is to connect the borehole to your house. This will involve installing an electric pump and connecting it to your water supply.
Benefits of installing a borehole
There are many benefits to installing a water borehole in your home or business. Some of these
- You will lessen the need for mains water, which can save you money in the long run.
- The water from a borehole is clean and fresh, and tastes better than water from the mains supply.
- A borehole can make it easier for you to use more water, as they often create ‘artesian bores’ – meaning that there is no pump required, and the water comes out under its own pressure.
- Installing a borehole is a more reliable way of getting water than relying on the weather. If you have been paying bills from your local water municipality, a borehole could end up being cheaper in the long run.
- Boreholes can be installed in a variety of places, so it’s easy to find a spot that is easily accessible.
- The installation process is relatively simple, and can be done by a professional company.
- A water borehole is a great way to have a sustainable water supply for your home.
How much does it cost to drill a borehole?
After drilling and soil sampling the excavation will require an additional outlay for installing the
The cost of water borehole drilling services varies depending on several factors, including the
depth required and what type of power source will be necessary to run the pump once it is
installed. A PCJ Trading professional can help you figure out how much a drilling project might
For more information, please visit our website at PCJ Trading. We also provide other water
How long does a borehole last?
The life of a borehole really depends on the type of materials that were used to construct it. A well that is properly lined will last longer, but if not then there are many factors that can reduce how long it lasts. These factors include the level to which rocks and other materials are present in the ground around the well, what chemicals are in the water being drawn up from it, what impact animals have had on the well’s structure, etc.
A borehole is an asset that can last 50 to 80 years, with very minimal maintenance costs within 1 to 5 years. For the best results, you must take the appropriate decisions from the beginning and invest carefully for long-term returns.
Can you drill a borehole anywhere?
The best results for a borehole will be achieved in areas where soft sedimentary material is present. This means that the ground has many layers and the water only needs to travel down one of these layers to reach an aquifer.
However, even if there are no such materials available it may still be possible to drill a borehole, but the time and cost involved will increase as you go deeper into harder rocks or clay. If enough space exists in your area you can easily put boreholes wherever you like.
Can borehole water make you sick?
Borehole water is generally safe to drink, but it’s always a good idea to have it tested by a professional before using it. There are some things that can make borehole water unsafe, including excessive levels of metals or salts, high levels of bacteria, or chemical contaminants. If your borehole water doesn’t meet safety standards, there are ways to treat it so that it is safe to drink.
Can borehole water run out?
No, a borehole will not run out of water as long as it is properly maintained. The water level in an unlined well can drop if too much water is drawn from it, but this can be avoided by regularly
refilling the well with water. If you are worried about running out of water, you can also install a rainwater harvesting system to supplement your borehole.
Can borehole water be purified?
Yes, borehole water can be purified by a variety of methods, specific water filters for different water contamination, please enquire with us including settling, sand filtration, chlorination, and boiling. If there are any contaminants in the water, these methods will remove them and make the water safe to drink.
Can borehole water dry up?
Practicing responsible water use and extraction can ensure the best water output for the longest period of time. Ensuring that the appropriate apparatus is equipped for your borehole setup will ensure it is not empty. Please enquire for further information
Can borehole water be used for irrigation?
Borehole water is an ideal use for garden and horticultural irrigation as it provides year-round water to your garden absolutely free from your own private borehole.
Can borehole water be used in swimming pools?
Yes, borehole water can be used in swimming pools, but it’s important to make sure that it meets safety standards before doing so. There are a variety of methods that can be used to purify borehole water, so it will be safe to use in a swimming pool.
How much water can be found?
This varies depending on the underground aquifers in the respective area of drilling. It also depends on the size of the well. For example, a borehole will only yield 500-700 liters per day if a 3cm or smaller diameter pipe is used but can produce up to 1800-2000 liters per day with a 9 cm diameter pipe and 12 meters deep.
What can borehole water be used for?
There are a variety of ways that borehole water can be used, including:
- Washing clothes
- Flushing toilets
- Irrigating gardens
Can I drill two boreholes?
You can drill as many boreholes as you like, but it’s important to make sure that each one is properly maintained so that the water level remains high and the water is safe to drink.
Thinking about creating a sustainable source of water for your home/business?
Contact PJC Trading today! We are a leading borehole drilling company in Johannesburg. Our water boreholes are of the highest quality and we guarantee customer satisfaction. Call us on
082 090 3472 to learn more about our services today!