Old well

fstrieglJuly 31, 2008

Next to our just-purchased 1855 brick farmhouse, we have what seems to be a well. It bulges out near the ground, and I am told it is wider below the ground than above it. Our problem - restore or fill in? Does anyone have experience with this type of thing?

All advice appreciated!

/FS

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lucy

If you don't want it, fill it in. If you do want it, get a well drilling company to check it out and see what they recommend.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 10:19PM
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homemasons

There are some fairly specific guidelines for properly abandoning an old well... particularly if it is a "deep well". Improper abandonment may cause contamination of underground aquifers. It would be wise to consult with your local health department on appropriate procedures.

Mason

Here is a link that might be useful: Ask Mason

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 4:30PM
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fstriegl

Thanks - I will discuss with my wife after I return home (live out of country) and we will see what we can do for next summer's projects.

Rgds.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 10:27PM
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