Well Covers

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Well covers are artificial rocks that cover up unattractive well caps or propane pipes that stick up through your lawn. These rocks can range from about 20 to over 100 pounds in weight and can be fitted exactly to cap the protruding well pipe. Rocks are premade in a variety of sizes to fit the dimensions of different well caps; however, they can also be custom made to accommodate odd well cap dimensions.

Cutting a hole into a real rock to cap a well would require a great deal of effort and expense. Plus, real rocks are hard to manage. They weigh so much, you could seriously damage your back lifting and carrying them around. For this reason, artificial well covering rocks were invented. These rocks are made from synthetic materials that are treated, painted, and otherwise prepared to look very much like real rocks.

Imaginative Uses for Well Covers

Well covers are constructed from patented blends of synthetic materials. Sometimes they are coated on the inside with fiberglass for extra strength and durability. If the quality of craftsmanship is good, these rocks look like grayish or brownish granite and are very difficult to distinguish from the real thing. For instance, they might contain chips of mica, marble, or other ornamental rocks within their treated coating for an even more attractive and realistic appearance.

Well cover rocks come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Because they are much lighter than real rocks, they can be shipped to your home via UPS or the U.S. Post Office. These rocks are also very popular for use in landscaping schemes and backyard ponds. They can be imaginatively used on the lawn surface, placed next to trees, inserted into retaining walls, or even submerged underwater to become part of a striking aquascape.

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