Moling Services: Trenchless Pipe Replacement

ASL Limited specialise in moling. We have our own moling equipment which allows us to install a new watermain on your property or divert and existing run without having to excavate your lawn, driveway or garden. This method of installation is a serious time saver but let’s look at what it is and how it works before we go any further.

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  • What is moling?
  • The benefits of moling
  • How does moling work?
  • Soil types ideal for moling
  • Areas Covered
  • Contact ASL Limited

What is Moling?

Moling is a technique used to lay pipes without having to build trenches. It is one of the simplest form of trenchless technologies and we have been employing it for many years. It’s an extremely effective pipe installation method that simply avoids us having to dig up your garden.

Moling is one of the least invasive pipe installation techniques employed in the construction industry to date. It can bore under lawns, obstacles, driveways and ditches to install watermains, pipes, cables and ducting.

The Benefits of Moling:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Requires minimal excavations and causes minimal disruption
  • A reduced necessity for road closures and disruption to members of the public
  • Faster installation times
  • No disruption to infrastructure, services or the surface.

Moling has significantly reduced the time it used to take us for water pipe replacement, saving us not only time but manpower. This allows us to provide a service to our customers that is a far more cost-effective and efficient method of installing new pipes than excavation.

How Does Moling Work?

During the moling process, a pneumatically-driven machine known as a mole forces its way through the soil along a previously mapped path of the pipe. To begin the process, a hole is dug about 1 square and 2 metres deep. A hole this size can be easily dug without the use of a machine. A destination hole is dug where the mole will emerge.

The mole itself was named so because it replicates the activities of an actual mole by burrowing through the soil. Pulsed compressed air causes the head of the mole to repeatedly hammer against the soil to dig the tunnel. Once the mole has passed along its designated route, the pipe can be successfully pulled through the destination hole.

Soil Types Ideal for Moling

To ensure successful completion of the moling installation, it is essential the procedure is carried out in appropriate soil types. At ASL Limited, we have been using moling installation for many years and we know that ground conditions can have a significant effect on the success of the moling procedure. Therefore, moling should only be carried out on the following soil types:

  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Fine Gravel
  • Silt
  • Coarse Gravel

If moling is carried out in unsuitable soil types, the procedure will be unsuccessful and may cause damage to the equipment and to the landscape. Therefore, it is essential you hire a professional to carry out any moling work on your grounds.

Areas We Cover

Here at ASL Limited, we are passionate about keeping our moling services accessible to our customers. Which is why we offer moling services throughout the UK, including areas such as Newbury, Berkshire, Hampshire, the New Forest, Surrey and so much more! For a full list of the areas we cover, check out our areas covered page.

Our Moling Service Covers The Following Areas:


Aldershot, Alton, Basingstoke, Berkshire, Bracknell, Camberley, Cobham, Cranleigh, Crawley, Dorking, Epsom, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Hampshire, Haslemere, Horsham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Maidenhead, Odiham, Petersfield, Reading, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Slough, Staines, Surrey, Uxbridge, Weybridge, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and more…

Contact us Today

If you require moling on your property, ASL Limited are here to help. We have been providing moling services to customers all over the country to assist them in pipe, cable, watermain installation and so much more.

If you’re not sure the best installation method for you, please give us a call today. Our members of staff would be more than happy to talk with you about the most suitable method for your requirements. So, what are you waiting for? Call us today!