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Moling - (Moling: Trenchless Pipes)

What is Moling?

Moling, or more correctly, impact moling is a trenchless method used to lay pipes. The process involves a pneumatically-driven machine known as a ‘mole’ forcing its way through the soil along the desired path of the pipe. Moling is used extensively by all civil engineering and utility services for pipes and cabling.

At Murphy Utilities we use our mole to form a bore underground that the new pipe work can then be pulled through. This is a fast and efficient method of installing new pipes, saving both labour and materials when compared to traditional trench excavation. It is far tidier for the customer too!

Why use moling to lay water mains?

Trenchless technology has many advantages over more traditional methods, such as:

  • Quick, efficient and cost effective
  • Minimises disruption to surrounding area
  • Unaffected by surface obstacles
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Far less mess and disturbance on site

If you would like to make use of trenchless technology when laying water mains or pipe work around your home or for a property you are developing, complete the enquiry form now