Borehole Cost can vary depending on how deep the borehole needs to be and the amount of casting that needs to be used. Costs would occur from drilling, yield testing as well as equipment used. According to the Borehole Water Association of South Africa (BWA) the average drill will cost accordingly to the company’s choice of metres. Yield testing will set you between R2,000 and R5, 000 while the equipment might cost between R20, 000 and R40, 000. Additional Borehole Cost might also be required, if you must hire a crane lift to elevate the hydraulic rig machine into your backyard.
A borehole is a long narrow shaft that is drilled into the ground to locate and extract underground water. BWA argues that they can take about three to five days to install. Also, BWA states you should contact your local municipal offices to find out if you need permission to drill a borehole in your area. If permission is required and you have not applied for it, the municipality could heavily fine you more than what you paid for your Borehole Cost.
Remember too, that if you are using the borehole water for human and possibly animal consumption that a water quality test is vital and should be done on an annual basis.
Ground Rock Condition
The type of stone that must be drilled into, the drilling technique plus the ground circumstances also affect the Borehole Cost.
Before you get a quote, find out from neighbours what it cost to install their boreholes so that you can get a sense of how much it could cost you.
Then ask the company that you hire or that you’ll be getting a quote from to money label each line item or service so that you can easily compare costs with another company’s quote. Make sure you understand all the items listed on the quote. If something isn’t clear, ensure to ask the company to explain it to you.
How Much Installing A Borehole Cost?
A question we get asked frequently is “How much installing a Borehole Cost?” Even though this might seem like an uncomplicated question to ask, the answer isn’t. The answer is dependent on various factors.
Installing Borehole Cost is mostly dependent on its depth, the amount of covering used and the pump specifications. Although many individuals assume the easiest drilling to be into soft and loose surfaces, the opposite holds true. Keeping the borehole open during the drilling process can be difficult especially if the hole is sinking in on itself as a result of the loose and unstable ground.