FAQ 2018-08-14T09:45:12+00:00

How deep must a borehole be?

Boreholes in Kenya are dug according to the hydro-geological survey which estimates the depth of a borehole. Water Drilling companies usually dig the borehole according to the recommended depth from the hydro geologists however can dig further upon a request from the client.

 Is Borehole Drilling in Kenya 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 are also a bit costly. At Mechs Drillers we source for 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 amongst the most competitive rates in the market.

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 land scape 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.

What happens when the Borehole turns out to be dry?

In 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 Mechs Drillers 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.

Plastic Casing or steel Casing, which is better?

As a client there are two types of casings available, plastic casing and a steel casing. Water Drilling requires that the borehole uses one material and cannot mix the two materials. Each have their advantages and their drawbacks. Plastic casing while cheaper, lighter and rust proof 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 this 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.

Which regions do you drill boreholes in Kenya?

As a Water drilling company in Kenya 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!

What distinguishes Water Drilling Companies in Kenya?

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 Mechs Drilling 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.

MECHS Drillers have drilled water for a variety of clients for many different purposes:

  • Irrigation boreholes
  • Construction Boreholes
  • household /Domestic boreholes
  • Commercial Boreholes
  • Livestock boreholes
  • Industrial process boreholes
  • Golf and race course irrigation boreholes
  • General agricultural boreholes