Commercial Moling

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Commercial moling

Impact Moling is a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution for many underground installation projects. Instead of digging trenches to lay pipes/ducts and cables EPS Trenchless Installations use a technique called Moling.

This method involves excavating pits at intervals for the mole to be placed. The mole is then entered into the earth on the horizontal face at the bottom of the pit. Destination pits of similar proportions are also dug, and this is where the mole emerges. The mole itself is a steel cylinder, it works as a pneumatic cylinder with pulsed compressed air causing the head of the mole to repeatedly hammer against the soil in front of the mole. The mole displaces the soil creating a bore for the new services to then be pulled through. This reduces the installation time, disturbance and cost.

Pipe sizes range from 25mm to 150mm with distances up to 20m installed in one shot (absolute perfect ground conditions).

Moling uses a small footprint with no need for deep excavations and operates through various ground types, but not all.

This trenchless method is ideal for the installation of shorter runs of cable and ducts, pumped sewer lines, water mains, oil lines and gas lines and all of the list below under roads, existing structures, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and waterways.

Having completed projects on main roads, motorways, SSSI's, railways, rivers and canals, military bases, nuclear facilities and sporting venues such as Donnington Park, EPS Trenchless Installations has a proven track record in major underground installation projects.

EPS can advise you as to whether it is cost-effective or feasible option for your project


Installation rates

Up to 100 metres per day

dependent on required diameter and ground conditions



Pipe lengths up to 20 meters

(perfect ground conditions required)



+/- 50mm

ground dependent

Types of installations

  • Utility Ducting
  • Electrical Cable
  • Fibre Optic
  • CCTV
  • Tele-Communications
  • Solar/PV Cabling
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Pumped Sewer Lines

Typical locations

  • Gardens and driveways
  • Main Roads
  • Railways
  • SSSI's
  • Military Bases
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Sporting Venues and Tracks
  • And many more...
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We start with a detailed survey, site visit and the use of online technology to check geological information



From conception to completion EPS will work in partnership with you, planning and advising you on the best way to complete your project



From start to finish the moling process is handled professionally and diligently by our fully qualified engineers



Complete reinstatement and site clearance. We leave the site clean and clear

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