Water Mains. Lead Pipe Replacements. Moling.

Water Industry Approved Installation

Drain Doctor are water industry approved installers of water mains, specialists in lead pipe replacements, new water mains, and leak detection. We install new water mains throughout Cumbria & North Lancashire...


Moling of Water Main

By using moling techniques for water mains pipes we avoid open cut trenches for installing, renewing and the repair of water mains pipes in a very cost-effective manner.

An impact mole is an air-driven device which is launched from a small pit (usually 2.5ft x 1 ft), which punches its way through the ground to a receiving pit enabling new water mains piping to be installed. The soil is compacted outwards to create a smooth, almost glazed, bore which allows the water pipes to be installed quickly, without an unsightly trench. Apart from the small launch/receive pits, there is very little disruption and no visible piping!

Moling can create a bore under most surfaces or obstacles, lawns, hedges driveways, roads, ditches etc and can be used to install various pipes, cables or ducting.

Drain Doctor have a variety of different size moles for multi utility applications.


Benefits of Moling

  • Fast & Economical
  • Suitable for most soil conditions                                                 
  • Environmentally & Socially beneficial
  • Cleaner than traditional methods               
  • No need for trenching
  • Multiple utility applications