An important step before development drilling.
Test holes are exploratory boreholes that are drilled at each proposed site, prior to further drilling and construction of the full diameter, cased well. Test holes are deep, small diameter borings drilled to provide subsurface sand and gravel samples, and access for geophysical logging. Our experienced design team interprets data from test holes, along with descriptive logs provided by the driller, to infer the depths and thicknesses of water-bearing formations that guide the design of the proposed well.
Test hole drilling begins after we research geophysical and production data from other wells nearby, obtain the required permits for the site, and verify that the proposed test bore will not intercept any pre-existing underground utilities. Along with an evaluation of existing data from each area, this procedure verifies that the water-bearing formations present are sufficient to supply the desired production capacity.
Do you have questions regarding our Exploratory Drilling services?
Call us at (916) 435-3555, or fill out our contact form and we would be happy to answer any questions or set up a consultation to discuss the project scope for your next Exploratory Drilling project.
Just What is Cathodic Protection?
Cathodic protection systems are used to protect a wide range of metallic structures in various environments. The most common applications include:
- Water and fuel pipelines
- Storage tanks
- Ships and boats
- Offshore oil platforms
- Oil well casings
- CP use on Pipelines
Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathodic side of an electrochemical cell. The simplest method to apply CP is by connecting the metal to be protected with another more easily corroded metal to act as the anode of the electrochemical cell.
Cathodic protection can, in principle, be applied to any metallic structure in contact with a bulk electrolyte although in practice its main use is to protect steel structures buried in soil or immersed in water.
Cathodic protection is an important method of preventing corrosion on buried metal pipelines. Every pipeline operator must carry out regular measurements of CP – at transformer rectifiers and test points (in impressed current systems) and at sacrificial anodes (in galvanic systems).
Collecting and analyzing these CP measurements is labor-intensive, very expensive and (more importantly) they can only be reactive – CP problems can lie undetected for long periods, during which the pipeline is insufficiently protected.
Water Well Design
WildHeron’s professional and experienced personnel have extensive experience in siting and designing groundwater supply and production wells including design, permitting, and source water protection. We have the capabilities to design and drill test holes and small diameter monitoring wells to higher capacity production wells for a broad range of markets including:
During a well water design project, our clients can expect expert, and accurate water supply feasibility studies. Based on these studies, WildHeron’s personnel work to design and implement the right strategy for an efficient project. All parties involved in the project, including our clients, general contractors, and subcontractors, are over-communicated with making sure that the strategy desired is implemented effectively, and efficiently to deliver a project on time and within the project budget.
Water availability is dependent on aquifer characteristics of a specific location with production rates, quality, and long-term yield being key components of a water supply. Our focus on fieldwork allows us to direct observation of the geology of a given location. Whether in alluvial or bedrock settings, our experience allows specific well design to maximize production while minimizing cost.
WildHeron can assist you in every facet of your water well pump installation. This may involve helping you determine what type of pump is best suited to your needs. Our experts have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wells and can be a great resource to you. When determining what type of pump to install, we will consider the depth of the well, what type of budget you are working with, and the level of maintenance that will be required. Regardless of what we discover, you can rest assured that your needs will be met.
Do you have questions regarding Well Pump Install?
Call us at (916)-625-3807, or fill out our contact form and we would be happy to answer any questions or set up a consultation to discuss the project scope for your next Water Well Pump Installation project.
Water Storage Tanks
Water Storage System Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
Utilizing a water storage tank for your home, agriculture or livestock is crucial here in Northern California. It is essential to have a solution for providing a steady supply of water to your home, crops, and livestock, especially in the hot summer months, especially when there is a drought.
- Bladder Style Pressure Tanks
- Polyethylene Water Storage Tanks
- Drinking-Water Safe Storage Tank
- Complete installation and repair
- Water Storage float systems
Having a water storage tank installed will provide you with a constant supply of water, even in drought conditions! Not only that, but a water storage tank will extend the life of your well pump by not constantly running it to meet the demands of your home. A water storage tank can even supply water even if the power is out. It works by being a buffer for your well pump. It is when the pump kicks on and off that cause the most wear and tear. The storage tank will prevent your pump from cycling like this.
Do you have questions regarding our Water Tank Install Services?
Call us at (916)-625-3807, or fill out our contact form and we would be happy to answer any questions or set up a consultation to discuss the project scope for your next Water Tank Install project.
Contact our office at (916)-625-3807, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation on their well that may include evaluations on their current well and pump systems, perform water flow tests, and provide chlorine treatments.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I want to personally tell you how much we enjoyed working with WildHeron and the rest of your employees on the well project at Table Mountain Ranch in Red Bluff. Everything went together extremely well because of your diligence and responsiveness. I definitely appreciate dealing with a company like yours. Thank you again. The well is a success, and our relationship is very very solid.”
“From start to finish, we have been impressed with the service we received from everyone at WildHeron Drilling. The crew was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The real stand out, however, is Bryan. His depth of experience and knowledge in both drilling and top side work is evident in the quality of his work. Bryan takes pride in working hard and doing things the right way, and he encourages his co-workers to go the extra mile in every detail of the work, from building the well all the way down to cleaning up the site. We asked him lots of questions and he always patiently explained the process to us at each stage. It was such a comfort to know that our project would be completed to Bryan’s standards and to our satisfaction. We knew that Bryan wanted to do what was right for us, the customer. It is rare, even more so these days, to find such a reliable, conscientious, responsible, motivated and dedicated individual. You are very lucky to have Bryan representing your company out in the field.”
“Ray and WildHeron were great from start to finish. They helped us with the entire well design process and made the entire process easy and pain free. We’d highly recommend WildHeron to everyone!”
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