Trenchless Moling

Pits are excavated at intervals for the mole to be placed

The mole is entered into the earth horizontally to avoid damage and disruption.

Mole is entered into the earth at the bottom of the pit

The mole works with pulsed compressed air causing its head to repeatedly hammer against the soil in front of it.

Destination pits of similar proportions are also dug

This is where the mole emerges.

The utility pipe can then be pulled through the hole

The mole, a pneumatic cylinder hammers against the soil, this reduces the installation time, disturbance and cost.

Benefits of Trenchless Moling

  • Low operational costs - less expensive than traditional methods
  • Suitable for all soil types
  • Minimal excavation & Minimal disruption
  • Environmentally and socially friendly
Read More

Which service do you require?


Specialists in Trenchless Moling & Burst Water Pipe Repair

Trenchless Technology Experts

Lanes Mains specialise in water main repair, water pipe replacement or water supply pipe replacement using the latest in moling technique (trenchless technology). We provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional trenching methods, minimising the time, cost and disruption to your property. With over 20 years’ experience, we are the first point of call for a continually growing customer base. We carry out work for utility companies and corporate & domestic customers.

Water Company Approved Groundworkers

We are staffed by a team of highly skilled engineers and recognised by Thames Water, South East Water, Affinity Water and the Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS) to work to industry and environmental standards. We hold full public liability insurance which is available to view on request.

Minimal Disruption to Your Property

Our skilled technicians use the latest no-dig technology to deliver fast and efficient repairs with minimum disruption to you and your property. We pride ourselves on doing a thorough job and leaving your property as neat as we found it.

Lanes Mains are proud members of, a trusted and reliable online directory of tradesmen. All Checkatrade members are fully vetted for their quality of work and their company history details. Our customers have been asked to score the quality of our work amongst other things to give an average score out of ten for the overall service we provided for them.

What our customers say

James Elphick
4. November, 2022.
Joe was out within two hours, to inspect my mains water leak which was in a extremely difficult place, less than hour later job done.
Hossein Azemoudeh
11. August, 2022.
Joe and his team upgraded my incoming water mains to a new 32mm HDPE pipe with moling equipment. After contacting Joe, he visited me later that day and we agreed the upgrade required and the price (very competitive compared to similar work done at another property in 2013). Date booked and all work carried out on time and to a very high standard under difficult weather conditions (on the hottest day in UK records) Would highly recommend Lanes Mains to anybody with water pipe issues. Their good reputation is well deserved.
Deborah Hallcup
17. April, 2022.
Replacement of my water supply, excellent service, cheapest quote and fantastic service
Melvin Jay
18. March, 2022.
Joe and his team replaced over 300 meters of damaged water pipe for us using their modern moling equipment to ensure a quick and neat job. They really are the absolute best in every way. You'd be mad to use another contractor, so don't even think about it!
Gary Appleby
24. August, 2021.
Lanes Mains were very professional and prompt in their service. Communication was great and good value for money. Highly recomended .
Robyn Swadling
2. July, 2021.
Excellent service, highly efficient and would recommend to anyone
Daniel Oconnell
14. April, 2021.
Upgraded our water supply in a timely and efficient manner. Was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. After getting multiple quotes Lanes Mains was the most competitive and offered a fantastic service. Highly recommend to others!
Liam Reilly
10. April, 2021.
I have used lanesmains a few times now. Both times they have been very responsive. Great communication and easy to contact. The work was to a high standard and a tidy area once finished. I wouldn't hesitate reccomending lanesmains to family and friends which I already have done. Thanks for all your hard work.


Do you require our services?
Contact Us 24/7

0800 804 4624


We are based in Berkshire but cover the South East of England including Hampshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire as well as many other areas, please see our areas covered page

Or email us: [email protected]

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week


Contact us for professional advice