Domestic and Commercial Moling

What is Moling?

At EPS Trenchless Installations we embrace the latest developments, and always look for water pipe replacement techniques that will save time, money and minimise disruption. We adopted the 'moling' technology for this very reason, as it offers a unique way to bore channels for conduits and lead pipe replacement with a significant reduction in ground disturbance.

With our trenchless water pipe replacement we employ a mole to do the digging for us. In this case 'moling' refers to the small pneumatic device that burrows and hammers its way through the ground.


About your Watermains Replacement

The water pipe replacement starts with the digging of a small entry pit – usually around a metre square and one metre deep. From this pit we initiate the moling process as the unit is sent horizontally towards a destination pit of similar dimensions. The benefits of moling are huge, allowing us to dig small holes instead of a long, deep trench that may need to cut through gardens, driveways or pavement. With the smart use of moling, we’re able to provide a much more discreet installation with minimal disruption to the surrounding area.

Moling has significantly reduced the time it takes for water pipe replacement, and the resulting savings in manpower and materials are passed on to the client, providing a more cost-effective and efficient method of installing new pipes.

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How Does It All Work?

The standard approach to moling is to dig a hole about 1m2 and 1m deep. The mole is then entered into the earth on the horizontal face at the bottom of this hole. A destination hole of similar proportions is also dug, and this is where the mole emerges.

Why impact moling

  • Low operational and reinstatement costs
  • Less expensive than traditional trenching methods
  • Minimal or no excavation beyond the necessary connection pits or termination points for the installed water main
  • Minimal disruption to the customer's property compared with traditional trenching methods
  • Environmentally friendly

Trenchless technology

Trenchless technology, as the name implies, stands for subsurface construction works where less trenches or no continuous trenches are required to be dug. It is a rapidly growing sector of the construction and civil engineering industry.

It can be defined as "A family of methods, materials, and equipment capable of being used for the installation of new or replacement or rehabilitation of existing underground infrastructure with minimal disruption to surface traffic, business, and other activities"

Which is just a fancy way of saying that we will not have to dig up your front garden.

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