It’s crucially important that the right dewatering methods are chosen for the job to ensure cost-effective, robust solutions. Alba Dewatering has the proven expertise and track record for achieving results, regardless of project size or complexity.

Well Drilling

Wells are drilled for a wide range of different client requirements such as dewatering wells for construction dewatering and groundwater control, geothermal wells for heating and cooling, testing services as well as remediation wells as part of pump and treat systems for groundwater remediation. There are different depths, location and application to consider, as well as the equipment used in the design stage of the well.

We have our own experienced drilling crew to carry out cable percussion, rotary drilling and auger drilling to carry out the needs of any situation.
At Alba Dewatering, our team have the experience to advise on how best to approach your well drilling needs. They can ascertain all requirements, assessing ground conditions and recommending the most suitable method, to selecting drilling rigs and support equipment. Our skills and training meet the highest technical standards and safety compliance and are BDA qualified.

Cable Percussive Drilling (Shell & Auger)

Cable percussive drilling is one of the most commonly used techniques for ground investigation and is a method used to sample soil to much greater depths than window sample boreholes. This method allows for in-situ testing to be conducted and for soil to be recovered. Water samples can also be collected during this process from differing depths without risk of cross-contamination.
Water wells and dewatering Pumping and monitoring wells

Rotary Drilling

This method is typically used at deeper depths and harder formations.
Also used for site investigation, water wells and dewatering pumping and monitoring wells.

Auger Drilling

Auger drilling is typically used for site investigation, smaller diameter water wells and dewatering pumping and monitoring wells.
Or, alternatively, when a site requires drilling through clays.

We can provide a full solution from design, drilling and installation, pump testing as well as maintenance and rehabilitation. Whatever your well drilling requirements, the team at Alba are always ready to give advice and show you the options if you would like to consult with a member of our experienced team, call us on 01283 585 700 or email

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Shell & Auger Drilling

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Auger Drilling

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What our clients say

We used the guys at Alba a few years ago on a major project for some significant over pumping and control and the service was flawless – would recommend every time….
John H.

Couldn’t fault your company one bit, dealt with Chris from start to finish and it was a pleasure dealing with him, organised everything on site and your team carried out first class job for us.

We will definitely be using you again.

Pete B, Caecillian Ltd

Brilliant service, very responsive and quick to attend to install, deal with any issues and demobilise.

Craig H., Shannonside Civil Engineering
… we were very happy with your service.

From appointment to you being on site the time frame was very quick (a few days)…On site works were also hassle free.

We would be happy to use your services again

Pat M., Lavin Group

I spent a year in Barrow as Construction Manager for UU on this project with Farrans. The tidal range dictated the hours we worked and has to be one of the top 5 projects I have been involved in. The ground conditions were a challenge to say the least. When anyone says we have have bad ground, I always pull up videos from Barrow. Alba with Farrans and JD excavations worked with collaboration as a key focus to achieve the end goal. Without Alba the project would simply not have been completed on time and to budget.

Daniel T.
Our go-to dewatering specialist.
D.H. , Senior QS.
Excellent company – would be delighted to use their services again if and when I have a requirement.
Dominic N., JD Excavations

“I’m emailing about the dewatering we have set up on site …. it’s all working which is fantastic … and a big thankyou to you and your team on that front.”

S.E, J N Bentley
My colleagues and I at A Hak echo the praise and appreciation at the sterling work …the crew have done for us on the project. They faced a difficult task in the narrowest of working areas and they performed admirably.

We were also extremely impressed at the way they mucked in generally, earning praise and respect from all.

Many thanks from all the team, and we will not hesitate to use Alba Dewatering again on future projects.

Rob B., K Home International

Great workmanship as always. Works through all the elements!

Carwyn H., Binnies

Alba advised and installed complex dewatering system on our site; the Alba Ops on the ground were very knowledgeable and installation went as planned.

On a few occasions I had to call the Alba Foreman for advice out of hours; each time the phone was answered and I was given instructions over the phone to rectify the problem.

Andres S.
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