Well Casing Repair
Well casing repair is commonly required following minor seismic activity or earthquakes or simply due to casing deterioration. This activity can cause cracks or splits in the well casing and allow sand or other material into the well. Well casing repair can fix the damage to the well and restore the water flow to its normal range.
Due to the nature of damage in well casing repair cases, the most important thing is to accurately assess the damage to the well. The best way to inspect the well is to lower a camera down the shaft and get a visual inspection of the entire well casing. If well casing repair is really needed, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced well contractor to perform the well casing repair.
A common tool in well casing repair is a swage, which can be used to compress the damaged casing wall back into the correct form. After the casing wall is put back in its correct form, a well casing repair sleeve can be used to maintain the casing wall and patch the cracks from allowing additional material in the well.
Although corrosion or seismic activity may cause cracks deep within the well, surface damage can easily happen and also need well casing repair. When performing well casing repairs near the surface, be sure to replace any damaged well caps to keep bugs out of the well water and to avoid bacterial contamination. As with any well casing repair, always check with your local water well contractor to be sure of the proper course of action.