I have a well that is currently enclosed in a large, unsightly manner with a 1/2" steel sheet. I am having the driveway redone and I want to redo this so it is just a round hole with a cover. How can I approach this without buying one of those super heavy concrete pipes? Can I use brick for the wall of the hole? I only need the hole to be around 15" in diameter. The hole is about 3 feet deep currently.

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  • I would be careful in a driveway. Septic tanks are notorious pit traps for service trucks driving on lawns, and most drivers will assume a driveway is safe. Cement mixers, bucket trucks from arborists or utility companies, plumber vans full of parts and fittings; there are endless possibilities for getting people annoyed with you when their truck falls through your driveway. – Matthew Gauthier Apr 30 '18 at 15:21
  • @MatthewGauthier I'm not sure what you are referring to. This is for a well not a septic tank. Also, are you talking about the state that it is currently in or if I change it? This is why I'm looking for advice, I don't want to cause problems with vehicles running over the cover in the future. – Programmer Apr 30 '18 at 17:56

Those concrete pipes are surprisingly inexpensive. Get one that they have a man-hole cover to match.

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    I was actually hoping to avoid getting one altogether. Any idea on an alternative method? – Programmer May 1 '18 at 13:01
  • The questions specifically asks for alternative approaches. – isherwood May 1 '18 at 18:16
  • They are universally used in that application. – Paul Logan May 2 '18 at 14:41

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