Your well is “fed” by small cracks, or fissures, in the bedrock that allow water to enter. If the rock is particularly “tight” you may not have enough water flowing through these fissures. We can “open up” the fissures using high pressure water, in a process called hydrofracturing.
For hydrofracturing, we first pull the well pump, then lower a high-pressure water pipe into your well. Inflatable “sleeves” are used to pressure-isolate the lower section of the well, or a particular target section of the well. Then we pump in water at very high pressure, “fracturing” the sides of the well and allowing more natural water to enter.
Hydrofracturing can be somewhat expensive, but will almost always dramatically improve the well’s production — usually more than doubling the refresh rate. Ask us about the options, Byers has a great deal of experience in both drilling and hydrofracturing, and we can discuss what is the best and most economical way for you to improve your water flow situation.