99% of the time, wells begin producing more water after hydrofracking.
Our hydrofracking services result in wells that begin producing more water 99% of the time. This method is frequently used to increase the water from a newly drilled well. Hydrofracking is also potentially an alternative to well deepening, when an existing well is diminishing in volume.
Q: What a strange word. What does hydrofracking mean?
A: “Hydro” means water. “Fracking” is short for fracture. Simply, the process opens up clogged water veins that supply your well. The Department of Environmental Services defines the process as “a well development process that involves injecting water under high pressure into a bedrock formation via the well. This process is intended to flush and remove fine particles and rock fragments from existing bedrock fractures and/or increase the size and extent of existing fractures, resulting in an increased flow of water and a larger network of water bearing fractures supplying water to the well.”
Q: Would hydrofracking help my existing well that doesn’t produce a lot of water?
A: Yes. Hydrofracking is used to cultivate water from new wells and old wells that may be affected by minerals and incrusted rock fractures.
Q: How will this process benefit me?
A: The process almost always increases the volume of water from a well and is less expensive than drilling a new well or deepening and existing well. Hydrofracking is an excellent option for wells that have historically produced more water but are losing capacity.
Q: How does it work?
- 1. First, we fill the well that is not producing enough water.
2. Next, we insert a hydrofracking packer into bedrock at least 40 feet below the casing.
3. Then, the packer is inflated against the wall of the well and water is pumped through the hydrofracking packer.
4. The hydrofracking process forces water into crevices and water veins.
5. The water veins are forced open from the water pressure.
Learn more about Well Development by Hydrofracture. Download an Environmental Fact Sheet from the NH Department of Environmental Services. http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/dwgb/documents/dwgb-1-3.pdf
Call us today to see if hydrofracking is a good option for your current well.