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Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

2 Ways To Stay Safe When You Have Blasting Going On For Your Well

Beatrice Reid

If you live in the country, you need to make sure that you can get water somehow. In most cases that means that you are going to have to have a well. But when you need to have a new well, you can run into all kinds of problems because it isn't always easy for you to get the well you need dug. It's not like you can just point to an area and stick a shovel in it. This is especially true if you live in an area that is particularly rocky. It may be hard for a drill to get through all that rock, which means it's going to be really hard when it comes to drilling a well. However, there are options. One option is to work with a company that can come in and blast through that rock for you. If you are going to do that, there are things that you are going to want to do to make sure that you are safe during the blasting.

Visit a Friend

One thing that you might want to do is to take your family out and go visit a friend or leave the house when they are doing the blasting. That way, you aren't going to have to worry about the sound of the blasting hurting your ears or getting hurt if something falls or breaks in your house. The people doing the blasting are experts who will do what they can to make sure that nothing bad happens, but that doesn't mean that your house is totally blast-proof.

Try to Blast-Proof Your House

In that vein, you want to do what you can to try to blast-proof your house as much as possible. That can mean moving precious breakables. For example, if you display your grandmother's china, you will probably want to make sure that you take the china down and protect it. You may also want to talk to the people doing the blasting to see what they might recommend. For example, they may suggest that you do something like tape the windows that will be facing the blast area so that it will be easier to pick up if the windows do break. 

If you need to have a well dug, you may have to have a blasting company come in and blast a hole for you so that you can get your well where it needs to be.

For more information about drilling and blasting, contact a company like 3 - Rivers, Inc., Drilling & Blasting.


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