Trenchless Technology – no mess installation
What is Moling?
Moling is a trenchless method used to lay pipes. It uses a small footprint with no need for deep excavations and operates through most surfaces or obstacles such as paths, lawns, hedges or driveways.
How does Moling work?
During the Moling process, a pneumatically-driven machine (known as a Mole) forces its way through the soil along the desired path of the pipe. The soil is compacted outwards to create a smooth, almost glazed bore, which allows the water pipes to be installed quickly, without an unsightly trench. Apart from the small launch and receive pits, there is very little disruption caused unlike conventional methods of pipe laying, such as trenching.
No mess installation
By utilising specialist Moling equipment we can install or replace your water supply pipe without the need for unsightly, disruptive and costly open cut trenches. We have a variety of different size moles to suit your supply pipe size requirements. There will be a small launch pit and a small reception pit but apart from that there is very little disruption. A mole will bore under most surfaces, lawns, driveways, paths and roads.
Replacing water pipework using a Mole
If you have old pipework supplying your property such as copper, iron, lead or black plastic, this can be easily replaced with new plastic by impact Moling. We are able to replace your old water service from the highway boundary into your property with minimal excavation.
Is Moling expensive?
To replace your old water supply pipes with new blue plastic pipework will depend on the distance from the property boundary to the point of connection within your property. It is often far less expensive as Moling is quicker than traditional open excavation and reinstatement.