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    damage to well casing

    Hi! I hope there is someone who can help us! If your well casing is damaged, will an anuular seal be the only way to fix the problem and can one expect that the seal will last the life of the well? Someone hit our well several months back and we have had sediment coming into our home ever since. Well actually the insurance company installed a filter, which is stopping it from coming into the house, however, the filter is filling up daily with junk. We want to make sure the problem is fixed, either by installing the seal, drilling a new well or hooking us up to town water. Any information would be helpful, as we are not sure what would be the best remedy. Thanks!

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    The seal around a Rotary Drilled well would be from bottom to top of casing. Hitting the well from up top shouldn't disturb anything that far down. The sediment you are seeing is probably minerals that have built up on the pipes that was knocked loose and will take some time to clear up unless you physically cut the pipe at the well and let it run full blast until clear. This could take from minutes to possibly a few days. Then you would run each faucet full blast until clear.

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    Hi and thanks for the reponse. The issue is not whether there was damage, the well company already looked into the well and the casing is now broken...we are just unsure what our next course of action should be. Our choices are instaling a jaswell seal (which we heard is just a bandaid), or abandoning this well. We just do not want to experience problems later on regarding the damage. Thanks Stephanie

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    quote:the casing is now broken
    Did you mean to say NOT broker or that the casing is in fact broken?

    If it is broken, where is it broke (What depth) and how badly is it broken.

    Did the pump break off?

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    A Jaswell seal isn't band aid.

    And in addition to Speedbump's questions... How large is the break in the casing, and is the casing steel or pvc?

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    The break is fifteen to twney feet down, is made of steel and when the water is drained down past this point water is pouring in from the side. Thanks, Stephanie

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    In that case, I highly recommend plugging that one and starting over. I wouldn't settle for a fix.

    I just did the same thing a few years ago. My well was 176 foot deep. The pump died and before that happened we noticed the water had changed drastically. Turns out the driller who installed this well broke a coupling at 42 feet and the surface water after all these years found it's way down to the break and was pouring in at pretty good clip. I bought a large amount of Bentonite and plugged the well and started over with a new one.

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    Bob, Thanks for your response! Our gut right along has been telling us that installing a seal to just cover up the problem is just a quick fix. We have heard various stories from different well pump/drillers. This has been such a nightmare because this man hit our well several months ago, casued the damage to the casing, and the insurance company installed a filter, which has stopped the sediment from entering our faucets, however, the filters are full of sediment. They have now hired an "aquatic expert" to view the case and he did not even test our water (which had been tested in June and was great) nor did he look into the well to see the damage, as our well pump person had told him. Sorry just venting.. Anyways, thanks for the advice!

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    If need be I would hire an attorney. A well is something that is going to be with you along time. I would also call the people that regulate the well drillers in your state or county. They may have rules and regs covering such things.

    No doubt the Insurance companies are going to hire experts who always rule in their favor. The attorney will find someone to look out for your interests. Filters are not the fix for this problem and will only get worse as time goes on.

    You had a perfectly good well until this guy hit it and you should demand that the insurance co puts it back like it was in the first place.

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    One more quick question, on average, how long to wells typically last? Our home was built in 1993 and the "aquatic expert" suggested that it was a very old well. Thanks

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