A licensed contractor, Gerrits Drilling & Engineering offers water well drilling services in Ontario. We begin by obtaining all necessary approvals to drill in your area, meeting with you to discuss the contents of your contract. We always meet or exceed the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association and take a safety-first approach to all jobs.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in numerous large scale environmental projects including:
Monitor well installation to track spill migration
Landfill leachate monitor well installation
Extraction & Injection wells to chemically treat contaminated groundwater and inject it back into the aquifer
Well construction requiring drill cutting and water containment and disposal, decontamination zones for hot water washing of all equipment entering and leaving the job site and appropriate PPE equipment.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering operates state-of-the-art grouting technology of various types and sizes. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has experience in grouting in a wide variety of conditions including:
Large and small diameter well abandonment
Sealing of annular space
Sealing under artesian conditions
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also offers video well inspection services which can be useful in determining the proper method of abandoning wells, based on the well design and construction.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is equipped to conduct long and short term pumping tests. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering owns and operates equipment capable of pumping in excess of 1000 Igpm from various depths. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in a wide variety of aquifer testing projects including:
Simultaneous testing of multiple wells
Simultaneous staggered start pumping tests
Long term pumping tests involving double pumping
Long term (15 day) infiltration testing for a proposed grey-water infiltration gallery
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in a number of large exploration projects for the mining and power generation sectors in Ontario including:
Test drilling for large underground hydroelectric tunnels
Construction and installation of pressure relief wells at the foot of an earthen dam to prevent vertical leakage, adjacent to a hydroelectric plant
Monitor well construction to monitor the potential migration of contaminants
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering operates a fleet of equipment that includes a 1977 TH60, a 2002 Foremost DR12, a 2005 Foremost DR24, and a cable tool rig. The variety of our equipment allows us to consider multiple approaches to each project and plan the best method for the specific constraints of each project.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering fleet allows us to either set casing into an open borehole using mud rotary technology, or simultaneously advance the casing as the borehole progresses using one of our state-of-the-art dual rotaries. We are capable of drilling holes in excess of 36 inches (90 cm) in diameter. Our staff of licensed well and pump technicians, groundwater professionals and engineers have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of groundwater exploration, well design and construction, capacity testing and mechanical and chemical well rehabilitation methods.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering can provide a complete range of engineering and hydrogeologic services. Our staff has experience in the following areas:
GUDI (Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water) studies
Golf course irrigation studies and water supplies
Municipal water supplies
Desktop hydrogeologic investigations
Field hydrogeologic investigations
Permit to take water applications
Permit to take water monitoring programs and annual reports
Monitoring well programs
Test drilling programs
Long and short term aquifer testing
Groundwater and surface water monitoring and sampling
Well video interpretation
Long Term Pumping test in support of Permit to Take Water (PTTW) Application for high capacity irrigation water supply at an 18 hole golf course.
Well Rehabilitation & Maintenance
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is experienced in a wide variety of well maintenance and rehabilitation methods including:
Well Rehabilitation & Maintenance
Mechanical rehabilitation methods (pumping, airlifting, surging, scrubbing)
Chemical and physical rehabilitation (chemical injection and pumping)
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also offers video well inspection services which can aid in determining key issues within the well and the selection of the proper well rehabilitation method.
Pump Installation & Maintenance
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is equipped to install, remove, and inspect any high capacity, large diameter submersible or line-shaft pumps used for municipal water supplies, golf course irrigation and dewatering programs. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also owns numerous submersible video cameras with side-view capabilities. This camera technology is capable of creating videos in both black & white and colour and can be used to inspect wells as small as 2 inch (5.08cm) in diameter.
Gerrits Drilling & Engineering offers video well inspection services for all well and borehole applications via a variety of submersible video cameras with side-view capabilities, which can be used to inspect wells as small as 2 inch (5.08cm) in diameter. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering’s video capabilities, when combined with video interpretation services offered by on-staff engineers and pump removal capabilities, can be used to:
Determine the cause of a problematic water system (quality or quantity)
Locate potential water bearing zones within a test well or borehole
Diagnose well design and construction issues prior to pump removal
Determine well design and construction in order to properly select the most effective well abandonment procedure
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With a drill rig, a skid steer and a flatbed water truck, we have the equipment to create water wells that will operate efficiently. Don’t be fooled by cheap companies that can drill a well but won’t provide the quantity of water you need or the reliability you depend on. Use the water well drillers Ontario trusts. Give us a call to learn more about water well drilling services in Ontario.