Underground Moling

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Moling is a method that we use to lay pipes, but it causes minimal visual disruption to the surrounding areas due to its trenchless method. A machine known as a ‘mole’ forces its way through the ground along the pre agreed line of the pipe.

In order for the moling to work, we need to dig a hole about 1m square and 2m deep, which is where we will then place the mole for it to run along the ground. Another hole needs to be dug out for where we plan for the mole to emerge.

The ‘mole’ is just a cylinder made of steel almost a metre long and works with pulsed compressed air, which then causes it to repeatedly beat against the front of the soil in front of it. Once the mole has passed through the planned pathway, the pipes can then be pulled through the horizontal hole that has been dug up.

This is a perfect tool to fit new water mains as it causes a very small amount of mess and disruption. It has also significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to fix or install a water main as the manpower to dig out a trench is much more. It is the most cost-effective and technologically advanced solution in the market. If you are looking for more information or to book another one of our services click here.

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