Are you looking for an experienced well drilling company that can complete any project in a timely manner?
Are you in the market for an honest, affordable, and dependable company for all your well and pump needs?

Then, you have come to the right place!

Roberts Well Drilling is Brooksville, Florida’s premier provider of well drilling and pump sales and service.  Our staff is dedicated to quality products and service at affordable prices. We can deliver the very best solution to whatever your external water problem may be. Roberts Well Drilling was established in 1986 and we have been serving the Central Florida area for nearly 30 years. Roberts Well Drilling is a fifth generation company founded by brothers John and Joe Roberts. We have more than 50 years of field experience and drilling is in our blood. We have drilled hundreds of wells in the Central Florida area and service hundreds of customers and their well and pump related needs each year.

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What is a well?

A well is simply a hole in the ground, that is dug there to access the water that exists naturally under the surface of the earth. In different parts of Florida the actual depth of the hole used to access water can vary greatly. The water found under the earth’s surface has gone through a natural type of filtering as it seeps into the earth through layers of rock, sand and other filters. The water supply found in Central Florida can be any of the following: very deep, shallow, clean, dirty, scarce and plentiful. In Hernando County, specifically Brooksville, we have all of these conditions.

When it comes to water well drilling, Roberts Well Drilling recommends that your first concern should be that of hiring a skilled and experienced service provider; and then second be concerned about the cost of the well. The old saying “you get what you pay for” holds very true for well drilling.

How is does it work?

A common well has two well casings. The outer casing is a tubular structure or large diameter steel pipe that encircles the actual well casing and is used as a surface seal. The surface seal casing is used to prevent surface pollutants from entering the well. At a minimum, the land surface or soils near the wellhead should slope away from the surface seal casing if a concrete apron is not present. The well casing prevents mixing of multiple aquifer zones. The most common materials for well casings are carbon steel and plastic. Some well casings may also be constructed of concrete, fiberglass and asbestos cement.

Water enters the well through slots in the casing called perforations. A gravel pack is typically used in space outside the screen casing but within the drilled borehole. Gravel packs consist of sand or gravel designed with finer-sized sand grains than the adjacent soils or unconsolidated aquifer material but larger than the screen slot size. Above the gravel pack, the space between the well casing and the borehole wall is back filled to prevent surface water from draining into the aquifer.

Attached to the surface seal casing should be a wellhead seal or cap. These are usually made of aluminum or a type of thermoplastic and are used with a vented screen so that the pressure difference inside of the well and the outside pressure may equalize when water is pumped out of the well.

Roberts Well Drilling knows that a water well and its pumping system have to work flawlessly together to provide a safe and efficient source of water.

Once the water is located it has to be pumped from underneath the earth’s surface. The volume of water coming out of the ground is dependent on the pumping capability of the pump that is placed at the bottom of the well as well as the availability of water in the well. This pump is suspended on a pipe through which the water is pumped up to above-ground level. In order to function, the submersible pump has an electric motor mounted to it. An electrical wire to supply power to the motor has to be inserted down the drop pipe to the motor from the surface.

In summary there are four components necessary to have a working well system:
#1 the pump
#2 the piping to hang the pump and transport the ground water to the surface
#3 an electrical motor to turn the pump
#4 an electrical wire to supply power to the motor

Roberts Well Drilling provides top of the line well components and installation services when it comes to water well pumps, motors and wiring. When you undertake a project as important as providing water to a household you do not want an inexperienced contractor providing sub-par well components and wiring.

Types of wells in Florida

Basically there are (4) common well types found in Central Florida:

#1 Artesian (or) Aquifer Well
#2 Intermediate Well
#3 Gravel Pack (or) Screen Well
#4 Rock Well

The most prevalent well found in Central Florida is the Artesian or Aquifer well. Almost all of the above well types require different drilling techniques and procedures in their construction. Along with requiring different well casings and methods of sealing, the actual depths of the wells will vary from well drilling site to well drilling site even within the same neighborhood.

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An aquifer or artesian well is drilled 3 plus inches and bigger in diameter and are metal cased from the surface through the limestone layer. The depth of Aquifer wells in Central Florida range from 200 feet to 1,000 or more. The actual depth will depend on the location of the well and the amount of use (residential, commercial, public, irrigation, etc..). Water from this this type of artesian well comes directly from the Floridan Aquifer found below the earths surface through out West Central Florida. For the majority of homeowners in the state, an aquifer or artesian well delivers drinking, bathing, the working water supply to their home.

An intermediate well is commonly called a “Salt & Pepper” well. These types of wells are typically three or four inches in diameter. Intermediate wells range in depth from 200 to 300 feet. Both iron and sulphur content is commonplace with intermediate wells. Because these wells are located at a deep water level, they require a special type of well pump. It should be noted that this type of water well is prone to producing sand although it still provides a very good water source for homeowners.

A gravel pack or screen well is drilled with 2 to 5 inch casings with a screen installed where the sand, rock or gravel is found. A gravel pack or screen well is dug when there is an absence of hard rock to drill into or when within the rock found, there is no water. This type of well is commonly used for irrigation purposes (although it produces fine drinking water) and is typically a shallow water well. In Central Florida gravel pack or screen wells can run anywhere from 50 to 150 feet deep and require a pump to pull water to the surface.

A rock well is drilled with 2 to 5 inch casings through the rock layer found within the ground. These types of wells are typically 100 to 300 feet deep depending on the location. These types of wells also require a pump to pull water to the surface for drinking, irrigation or any other use.

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