Johnson Stainless Steel Screens

The solution for water well sand problems.

Updated: January 2020

About Johnson Stainless Steel Screens

Sand in water wells comes in all shapes and sizes. Well screens keeps sands out and allow a steady flow of water. The performance of screens depends on several factors such as wire and rod shape, construction, steel grade, microstructure, and slot accuracy over the entire length of the screen.  Johnson Screens engineer and manufacture stainless steel screens that are world renown for their excellent results and quality

Johnson Screens Benefits 

  • Stainless Steel
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pump Cost Savings
  • Optimal Performance
  • Sand Control
  • Technical Support

How Johnson Screens Work

Because sands come in various shapes and sizes, screens have to rise to challenge. The goal of a screen is to get as much water as possible into the well, and block as much sand and fine grains as possible. The integrity of the screen needs to be considered as well. The pressures from down underground, potential fall off of rocks, the potential swelling of clays and soft rocks, and of course any weight that it bares from casing or other liner.

Having all this in mind, Johnson screen designed a stainless steel screen that lets more water and less sands, all the while facing any challenge the well might throw its way.

The screen are specially designed with internal support rods spaced about the width of a penny. The slots of the screens are bevelled to maximize water movement and prevent plugging.

Sand screens are position inside the well at the depths or layers where water was discovered during the drilling process. The screens are attached to a blank liner, some times heavy walled PVC and other times drill steel. The screens and liner are carefully lowered down the well. Measure tools are used to verify that the liner was set to the desired depth. In most cases the desired depth is at the bottom of the hole. The liner typically raises up into a larger piece of casing. This ensure that the submersible pumps will be protected from any rogue rocks from the side walls of the well.

Do you have sand problems? 

Is a Johnson Screen the solution?

Give us a call and we can help.

Video description: Demonstration of the screen preventing harmful sands from going inside.

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    Bud Lavery
    Bud Lavery
    16:43 01 Dec 21
    These folks have integrity and I trust them completely. The difference between a great business and a mediocre one is... how they respond when things don't start out right. In this case, initially, things started out badly. An employee was making it very hard to have our well drilled and this was potentially going to delay the building of our new house. When I contacted John and his wife to complain, he personally looked into the matter, addressed it with the employee, apologized profusely to us, and got to our well drilling job as soon as possible. These folks have a lot of integrity!read more
    Darryl Norton
    Darryl Norton
    03:39 15 Jun 21
    Post Pump & Drilling drilled our well ahead of the scheduled date and through the job the drilling rig operator... explained just what was goin on including what kind of rock and other substrates the drill head was going through. He was very knowledgeable about the whole operation as well as the geology of the area and happily answered any questions. When John Post came on site again to help with the final stages of the operation there is another level of knowledge and willingness to explain and or answer questions. We really appreciate The whole Post team and there willingness to get our well drilled.Again thank you for your promptness expertise and hard work.D&Jread more
    Tom Brazan
    Tom Brazan
    14:43 12 Jun 21
    Extremely satisfied with the quality of the work performed. Excellent communication from them throughout the process. ... I was around for both the drilling and the placement of the pump. No short cuts, delivered on their promises. And they’re nice people too! A great family more
    Daniel Willett
    Daniel Willett
    20:46 24 Apr 21
    I was extremely happy with the work that was done for us. Drilled our well and installed all the equipment to my... satisfaction. I would recommend these folks to more
    t Skippy
    t Skippy
    00:15 14 Jan 21
    I really liked working with Post Drilling. Their knowledge about the ground and how to find water was priceless. We... found water right where they said. I have one or two more wells to drill and I’m genuinely excited to work with them more
    West Stout
    West Stout
    02:43 20 Sep 20
    They were a great help and walked us through everything, very important to us since we were new to the area.
    Jeff Beck
    Jeff Beck
    03:48 16 Sep 20
    John, Clint and Josh are dedicated to their craft. I live in Haskill Basin which is notorious for fickle and difficult... wells. They went beyond and above to get water to my house. They have integrity and stand by their product. I will use them again and recommend anyone in need of water to use them. They are professional, courteous and fair. 5 starsread more
    Ron Brandt
    Ron Brandt
    13:13 11 Jun 20
    Clint and John drilled a well and installed a pump for us. From start to finish they were professional and honest. So... much of what goes into to this you can’t see as the property owner but they explained things in a way that made it easy to trust them and you knew they were doing what was best for your water. Any questions I had along the way were promptly answered even after I paid the bill. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again if I ever needed more
    Tellular .
    Tellular .
    00:54 11 Jun 20
    Post drilled our well June of 2020, and I couldn’t be happier with them. They’re very responsive, and informative. They... spent plenty of time with us before they ever punched the hole, and we felt very comfortable about the whole thing. We weren’t able to be there when they hit water, but they were very communicative and prompt. They’re very trustworthy, honest, and hard working. I recommend Post more
    Andy Crites
    Andy Crites
    00:40 19 May 20
    We spoke with several well drillers before we started, and we think we got lucky when we found John and Clint (and... Josh) to do our job. They are experienced, very knowledgable, hard working, honest, and pleasant to work with. (John has great stories). We had a tough project at our site, and these guys never let up; They wouldn't quit until they found us good water. I would highly recommend more
    Lori Stoffer
    Lori Stoffer
    02:44 22 Apr 20
    John and the Post Pump & Drilling team are great to work with! They obviously had in mind our success and satisfaction... as property owners. They communicated with patience and gave us options at several points as the drilling progressed. We highly recommend them in Lincoln County - or wherever in northwest Montana they're available to more
    Matthew Rhode
    Matthew Rhode
    21:27 17 Apr 20
    Clint and his family did a fantastic job installing a hand pump for our existing well. He also told us a few things to... possibly look out for in the future given the age of our pump. We'll definitely be using them again for the old pump replacement. Thanks for the hard work!read more
    Justin Post
    Justin Post
    15:53 13 Aug 18
    I have been very impressed with this company. They are trustworthy, experienced, and great at keeping you updated with... their progress. They are upfront with cost and offer very competitive more
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