Sealing a well is a common procedure done to prevent contaminating the aquifer. The process is more complicated than putting a cap on a well or even filling a well from the top for that matter. The pump and drop pipe need to be pulled from the well, then a tremie line needs to be sent down the well and the well is filled with grout from the bottom up. The grout is high solids bentonite which is a form of powder clay made into a liquid mixture. Depending where the bottom of your’ well is can determine if using neat cement may be necessary and or perforating the casing.
No matter where your well is we are able to pull it, seen above is a well that was in a basement offset that wasn’t more than 6′ 4″ tall. This well was pulled in 3′ sections using our cable pulley.
It is absolutely necessary to hire a licensed water well contractor for sealing a well. Simply filling it with concrete on your own may require the contractor extra work in the process by having to remove the cement. Sometimes the casing itself may need to be pulled which can make a rather inexpensive job a very expensive job.