Serving NH, VT, MA & NY


Hydrofracking
 

Hydrofracking is a process that involves injecting water under high pressure into the bedrock formation in the well. In most situations, it will increase the size of the water bearing fractures and, in turn, the water supply to the well.

This method is usually used in areas where there are problems with water flow.  Such problems are often caused by the existing fractures being small, or plugged with sediment.   Hydrofracking is often more cost effective than drilling deeper, however it is not always effective with every type of bedrock formation. Through our years of experience we will be able to advise as to whether pressure fracturing would be successful.
 

How Hydrofracking Works

When the bedrock is subjected to hydrofracturing pressure, new fractures are created and existing fractures become larger by clearing away sediment and debris. 

As a result, more water flows through the well.
 

 


 

 

 

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Serving NH, VT, MA & NY
 

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