Frequently Asked Questions About Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe

How Beep Must A Borehole in Zimbabwe Be? 

Boreholes in Zimbabwe are dug according to the hydrogeological survey which estimates the depth of a borehole. Water Drilling companies usually dig the borehole according to the recommended depth from the hydrogeologists however can dig further upon a request from the client.

How Long Does It Take To Drill a Borehole?

A borehole is dependent on many factors, the distance and accessibility to the site, the geology of the landscape and any complications that might arise on the site. Our drilling teams are well versed with many terrains and can deliver in a timely manner. The most typical time for the drilling and equipping of a borehole is a week but can be less or more depending on the above factors. 

Plastic Casing or Steel Casing, Which is Better?

As a client, there are two types of casings available, a plastic casing and a steel casing. Water Drilling requires that the borehole uses one material and cannot mix the two materials. Each has its advantages and its drawbacks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe
Frequently Asked Questions About Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe
Plastic casing while cheaper, lighter and rustproof is also brittle and can break; the casing is usually used for depths less than 100 meters. On the other hand, steel is quite strong and rigid and can go for large depths however just like household piping can rust over time, this should be noted that it takes a while for this to happen, roughly about 75 years.

What Distinguishes Water Drilling Companies in Zimbabwe?

There are various factors that demonstrate a good drilling company. These are type of machinery that is being used; the experience of the team and the number of boreholes sank. These give an indication of the professionalism and quality of the work that is done. A Borehole is a lifetime investment it is essential to choose the right company to deliver the standards that you deserve. At Borehole Experts Zimbabwe we treat each borehole like our first with a lot of care and attention, this ensures that you have a quality product for generations to come.

Why is Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe so expensive?

Borehole drilling is a specialized job as such it requires well-equipped machinery, materials and highly trained staff to deliver the right results. The cost of inputs such as the fuel used, steel rods, casings and other items that are used in the borehole is also a bit costly. At Borehole Experts Zimbabwe we source the right quality at the lowest price so we do not have to pass on the high cost to you. You can rely on us to give you the most competitive rates in the market.

How long will a borehole last?

A good constructed Borehole can last for generations to generations. There are however some boreholes that require rehabilitation to ensure that they are in good working order. In Zimbabwe, we have successfully rehabilitated many Boreholes and tested the water content to ensure that the water was clean and safe for use. Many of our boreholes have been used for commercial or domestic use without any problems.

What happens when the Borehole turns out to be dry?

On some occasions, Boreholes can turn out to be dry owing to a variety of reasons such as seasonality changes. The water table is entirely reliant on nature; there is no guarantee that there will be water. We at Borehole Experts Zimbabwe recommend the best hydro-geologists in the market who can give you a better chance of finding water, we have a high success rate and have drilled over 300 boreholes successfully.

Which regions do you drill boreholes in Zimbabwe?

At Borehole Experts Zimbabwe we are very mobile and have dug boreholes in almost every region in Zimbabwe. We have served various communities and done some good work for NGOs in Zimbabwe. In addition to this, we have worked with government agencies, county governments and institutions.

As a Water drilling company in Zimbabwe, we have not limited ourselves to institutions we have done a lot of boreholes for people who want clean, secure and reliable water regardless of the region. Give us a call today and let us come to you!

Borehole Experts Zimbabwe have drilled water for a variety of clients for many different purposes:
  • Irrigation Boreholes
  • Construction Boreholes.
  • Household and Domestic boreholes.
  • Commercial Boreholes.
  • Livestock Boreholes.
  • Industrial process boreholes.
  • Golf and Racecourse Irrigation Boreholes.
  • General Agricultural Boreholes.

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Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:

1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

The Cost or Prices For Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe:

1. Siting: $100.00USD
2. Drilling and Casing: (40 Metres) $1300.00USD - (Using Class 6)
3. AC Electrical Installation: $1000.00USD
4. Solar Pump Installation: $1400.00USD
5. Extra Metres After 40 Metres: USD $45.00USD per metre.
6. 5000 Litre Tank and 4 metre Tank Stand: $1000.00USD
7. Stuck Pump Fishing Out: $180.00USD
8. Capacity Testing: $250.00USD

- Casing with Class 9 Casing incurs an additional $200.00USD.
- Double Casing: $20.00USD per metre.

Note this is the average price borehole companies charge for their services in Zimbabwe, but this figure is subject to changes if conditions are different depending on the construction site.

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