Sussex Water Mains Ltd trenchless water pipe installation (moling) begins with the digging of a series of small holes, which are typically 0.7m x 0.5m x 0.7m in size. We then start the moling process by lowering the moling equipment (grundomat) into the hole and allowing it to bore under the ground from where the new pipe will start and then end.
This then means the ground above is not disturbed and your driveway, garden, pavement or patio is untouched. All the holes that are dug are reinstated to the highest standard and in most cases you can never tell that you have just had a new pipe installed.
Sussex Water Mains Ltd specialise in a process called Moling (trenchless technology). With the moling process, we can install new water supplies to any area that may require new pipes.
If your property was built before 1970 it is highly likely that water supply pipes are lead….we advise that all lead water mains are replaced straightaway. Particularly if children are present in the property.
Water mains can be repaired as well as replaced. Whether it’s a small 1/2″ water mains for a private property or a larger diameter cast iron mains. We are able to repair any size mains with ease.
Are you having a new boiler fitted? An unvented/mega flow boiler?These boilers require at least a 25mm water mains to function correctly.
Old pipework has a smaller diameter internal bore than our new water main installations. When your old main is replaced with a new mdpe mains the flow into the property can increase significantly.
We install any utility that may also need to be trenched due to the size and complexity of the installation.
We are able to install any size water meter. From small 1/2″ sub-meters for privately owned flats or larger bulk meters to be installed onto a private network.
We can install any utility, using the moling technique or traditional trenching methods. We install the utility to full rules and regulations.
If you have an old private fire hydrant that needs replacing because it’s leaking or seized, or if you need your old hydrants moved to meet new Water Board rules and regulations, we are able to carry out these tasks with ease.