Heatworks — Moling

Underground Pipe Laying without the Disruption

Disruption-Free Pipe Laying for Heating, Water and Sewage Installation and Repair

Need to install new underground water pipes? We have a solution that will minimise mess and disruption.

Moling is a specialist procedure that involves “burrowing” our way through the ground in order to lay underground pipes. It involves specialised equipment and know-how — both of which we can provide.

We use mechanical moles to do the digging, so there’s no need for messy and disruptive trenches. We can also use this tried-and-tested procedure to create boreholes for other services and tasks.

How Does Moling Work?

So what do we mean by a mole?

Well, this specialised piece of equipment is an air-powered device that is typically launched from a small pit we dig at the start of the process. Another pit is dug at the other end of the piping route — for the mole to emerge from.

The mole “burrows” through the ground, creating a channel for the new piping. Because the process involves pushing and compacting soil to create a smooth, cylindrical tunnel, the insertion of water pipes is a relatively quick and simple process.

We can send our moles under a wide range of surfaces and obstacles, including:

  • Driveways
  • Paths
  • Roads
  • Ditches
  • Lawns
  • Garden structures

Why Choose Moling as a Way of Laying Pipes?

Whether you’re installing a new bathroom or repairing underground water pipes, you need to be prepared for disruption and mess. But if you opt for the moling process, you can minimise these inconveniences substantially.

Our customers choose our moling services in Dorking, Horsham, Guildford and Crawley for the following reasons:

  • No need for trench digging
  • Protects driveways and pathways
  • No need to remove heavy obstacles
  • Less mess
  • Less disruption to the property
  • Moling is faster than digging deep trenches
  • No visible pipework
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No need for road or pathway closures

At Heatworks, we provide a complete moling service at a competitive price. But before we start, we’ll visit your property to assess the site. This method of laying underground pipes is only safe and effective with the following types of soil:

  • Fine gravel
  • Clay
  • Silt
  • Coarse gravel
  • Sand

We’ll also need to check for other services and pipes in the vicinity that might interfere with the process.

Whether you need new underground plumbing or urgent repair work, contact the heating and plumbing experts at Heatworks today.