Maximize Space in Your Custom Built Home

Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

Tips For Maintaining Your Well

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are a homeowner or some other property owner that has a well on your property, you are likely going to want to make sure that the well continues to provide clean water to the people and services that are on your property. You also want to make sure that the well does not become a safety hazard. Here are some tips for maintaining your well so that you don't have to spend time worrying about its ability to produce or its potential threat to safety.

1. Maintain Physical Distance Between Your Well and Your Sewer System

Your first step is to maintain physical distance between your well and your sewer system. The reason for this is that accidents can happen. Wastewater from your sewer system can find its way into your well, contaminating your water supply. It is going to be much easier to prevent this problem from occurring than it will be to decontaminate your well water. In order to decrease the chances that this unfortunate event could occur as much as possible, you will need to make sure that there are several feet between your well and your sewer system. If you look into your local guidelines, you will be able to see the exact amount of distance that you should have between your sewer system and your well. Keep this in mind when installing new drain ditches or pipelines.

If your sewer system and well are already close to each other, consider speaking to someone who specializes in plumbing to help install safeguards to keep your sewer system from accidentally corrupting the water in your well.

2. Check Your Well Cover

Every so often, such as once a month, be sure to put physical weight on your well cover to make sure that it is able to withstand the weight of a normal adult without cracking. The reason for this is that you don't want anyone, especially children, playing nearby and accidentally venturing on top of the well and falling through. Doing this regularly will give you a lot of peace of mind.

3. Don't Put the Hose Into the Pesticides or Toxins Directly

When mixing pesticides and other chemicals, be sure that you don't put the hose that is connected to your water supply into the solutions directly. This could result in back siphonage which would corrupt your water supply. Instead, hold it at least half a foot above it.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in well pumps, such as T. W. Stanley & Son Well Pump & Plumbing Repair.


4 February 2017