Homesteading is something that you may be thinking about for long-term sustainability. You can find land that already has most of what you need, but there may be some things that it does not have. For example, you may find that you want to have several assets on the property that require drilling. If this seems to be the case, or you don't know if you do need drilling on the property, here are some options to consider. These are options that can benefit your homestead in the short and long-term.
When you first buy a property for homesteading, you may not think about things like a well. This is especially true if you have working plumbing throughout the property. The reason you want to have the drilling done for a well is for issues such as natural disasters or something happening to your pipes and plumbing due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have a solid fresh water resource, then this will also give you fresh water in cases of water contamination from city water sources. You can have the drilling done as far down as necessary and can have several wells drilled on the property depending on the size of the property.
When you buy the property, you may have also bought land that would possibly have mineral rights. You can find out if certain minerals are on the land by having a survey done and drilling done in that area. The drilling would prove the minerals are there, what part of the land they are on, and how much of the mineral may be there. This can be sold off as a separate resource, or it may be kept with the land to increase the value if needed.
Drilling for Storage and Bunkers
There are some cases where you want to have storage such as underground areas for root cellars, wine storage or ammo storage, or you may want to have an underground bunker in case of bad weather or other issues. If this is the case, then you know you need to have pipes for air and for exhaust going to and from these areas. This is something that can be done through drilling techniques. This is especially true if the area needs to be precise in depth and width or if the ground is rocky.
These are only three of the reasons you may want to consider drilling on your homestead property. Other services such as boring and trenchless drilling may be necessary for various homesteading tasks such as planting crops or placing greenhouse and silo buildings.