We offer this no-dig technique of Impact Moling as a fast, low cost reliable method for installation of water pipes across Cheshire.
Typical installations for Impact Moling can be used for all small utility services like water pipes under driveways, roads, gardens, trees, patios, existing structures and environmentally sensitive areas.
What is Moling?
Moling is a method for installing or replacing pipes on your land, without the need to dig large trenches the full length of the pipe being installed.
In comparison to traditional methods for laying pipes that require trenches to be dug, moling it is very low impact on your property needing much smaller holes to be dug at 10 to 15 metre intervals depending on the length of pipe that needs to be laid. The benefits include;
- Reduced time
- Reduced cost
- Cosmetically a better solution
- Reduced disruption to gardens and drives
How Does it Work?
The mole (a soil displacement hammer) displaces and compacts the ground it moves though, creating a tunnel. Because the material is compacted rather than drilled out, this minimises any material that needs to be taken away and disposed of at the end of the process.
Once the tunnel has been formed, the new pipe can be pulled through.
Moling is safe, and to ensure this the whole process is always controlled by one of our qualified engineers.
Ground type does influence whether moling can be used. In order for us to be able to help you in deciding if it’s the right option for you contact us today using the form below to discuss your requirements and a free, no obligation quote
If you need new water pipes installing, but you are worried about the impact of digging and construction work on your property, we have the right solution. By choosing moling, Cheshire property owners can get the best of both worlds – new pipe installations without disruption or damage to your property. If you are looking for ‘moling contractors near me’ and you live in Cheshire or Greater Manchester, then we are the moling company you need.
What is moling?
Moling takes its name from the mole, a small animal that is known from digging tunnels underground. When water pipes need installing, the traditional method is to dig a long and wide trench for the entire route. Perhaps you have seen this method used when driving through road works where entire sections of the road have been lifted to lay new pipes. As this example shows, using trenches to lay pipework can be very messy, especially if the route of it will be under your beautifully landscaped garden, a well designed driveway, or another area of land that you do not want to be damaged.
Our technique avoids this level of disruption. A specialised drill system is used to dig a tunnel underground, creating a pathway for the new pipework that makes very little disturbance to the ground above it. We only need to dig a small hole every 10 to 15 metres across the route of the pipe to ensure that it’s installed correctly. As well as laying pipework, with moling drainage can be improved in a property, without the need to dig up the surrounding area.
How does it work?
The mole is a soil displacement hammer. This drills through the soil, pushing aside the soil and compacting it into the walls of the tunnel. This simultaneously strengthens the tunnel whilst avoiding the need to remove and dispose of large amounts of soil. This all happens underground, so that there will be very little sign of the work above ground. By choosing carefully where we dig the intermittent inspection holes, we can avoid damaging rockeries, lawns or driveways and creating costly repair work or unsightly damage. Once the tunnel is completed, the pipework will be slid through, to be connected at both ends and produce a seamless water connection that meets your requirements.
Because we are professional moling contractors, we specialise in providing a completely safe, high quality job. One of our qualified engineers can advise you whether or not our technique is suitable for the ground type on your property. For more information about our moling services, or to get a free, no obligation quotation, contact our team today. We are happy to help.