Geological exploration and well design

Determining Geological Conditions: As the demands on our groundwater supply continue to grow, bringing with them the threat of contamination and lowering water tables, the planning, development and protection of our groundwater supply becomes more important than ever before. 

Moody's of Dayton, Inc. combines the cooperative efforts of hydrogeological and engineering services with the technical skills of well drilling to provide a professional approach to groundwater development. Some of the exploration and research tools we use include:

  • Test Well Drilling
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Water Analysis
  • Geophysical Logging 
  • Hydrogeological Surveys 
  • Federal and State Well Logs
  • Geologic Formation Sampling by Auger, Rotary and Cable Tool Drilling

Designing a high-quality, cost-effective well: Well design is the process of matching the physical materials, dimensions, equipment and drilling methods to the geological site conditions. By utilizing proven design principals and years of well drilling experience, along with he latest industry products and equipment, our management team provides our clients with a comprehensive well design plan.

This plan includes recommendations on every aspect of the groundwater system, including test-hole drilling, screen design, gravel pack design, well development, test pumping, pump application and system controls. 

Our professional staff of geologists, engineers and experienced field technicians, teamed with our diverse equipment, ensure a high-quality, efficient and cost-effective water supply for years to come. 

Choosing the correct drilling equipment

Moody's of Dayton's experienced personnel and diverse equipment assures the correct drilling and support equipment for any well construction or revitalization project. Our drilling capacities include:

  • Cable/Tool Percussion
  • Direct Rotary
  • Bucket Auger
  • Hollow Stem Auger

well development and test pumping procedure

Development of a completed well is critical to the life and efficiency of the well. The development process removes fine and silty material from the formation around the well to allow free flow of water into the well. The degree of development is directly related to the final efficiency of the well. A properly developed well will have high efficiency, reduced drawdown, lower pumping costs and lower preventative maintenance. 

We utilize the most effective well development procedures, including straight surge, double-disc air surge, pump surge and chemical treatment when required. Test pumping a new well is important for various reasons. EPA may require a specific test, but the initial data from a pump test proves that the development was correctly done and gives a permanent record for future comparison. Proper pump selection requires accurate well testing information. After a new well has been developed and test pumping has been performed, the well is ready to provide years of service.