Leaks and Bursts Repaired

Leaks can become a very serious issue leading to material damage, increased consumption and a reduction in water pressure. Telltale signs that you have a leak on your underground pipework could be water pooling above ground, your water meter whizzing round, faint sound of running water even with taps are turned off or possibly some discoloured water when you first turn the tap on.

  • Burst or leaking black Alkathene pipes neatly repaired
  • Burst or leaking blue MDPE (medium density poly ethylene) pipes neatly repaired
  • Surface repair made good as close to original as damage caused by leak will allow

How to test for a leak

If you have a water meter fitted outside your home, follow the steps below to check for a leak:

  1. Locate your external meter – it is usually fitted to the outside stop valve located either in your garden, driveway or footpath.
  2. Stop using water in the property – remember to turn off all water-using appliances, such as your washing machine and dishwasher.
  3. Turn off the inside stop valve – this can usually be found under the kitchen sink.
  4. Take a meter reading, including the digits in the red dials. If the dial is still recording water use, please double check that everything is switched off and there are no toilet cisterns filling up.
  5. Leave the stop valve shut and read the meter half an hour later. If the reading has changed, you may have a leak.
  6. Alternatively, turn off any noisy appliances in the kitchen, put your ear on cold mains tap and listen carefully for a noise that sounds like a toilet cistern filling – this can be an indication of a leak.

Our Process

Get in touch

Call us on 0333 335 9929 and tell us about your problem. Don’t worry, won't ‘hard sell’, we’ll just ask a few basic questions about the job.

Get an estimate

We can usually give you an estimate without coming out to you – we use Google Earth and 3D imaging to see what problem is.

Get the job done

If you’re happy with the estimate, we will arrange a site visit. We will have seen problems like yours before and successfully fixed them

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mole’s system include a French Drain or Soakaway?

Sometimes we install a French drain with our system but it is not always necessary. In many parts of the country soakaways do not work, for example in clay-based soils the water would be held like in a bowl and this can make the problem worse.

Find out more about soakaways here

How does your system work?

It is our own unique pumped system which costs little over a penny a day to run. Water is filtered and excess water is discharged into the existing drain system.

Do you follow the herringbone layout of French drains?

No. The herringbone layout is a “one size fits all” approach which does not address the specific elements of each site. As engineers we look for the causes of the situation in order to affect a long term resolution – sometimes that involves using a herringbone layout, but sometimes it will be a different system that will give you the best results.

How long after installation will my garden take to dry out?

It varies depending on weather, severity and time of year, but you should start to see an immediate improvement and a reduction in standing water.

Mole Group are expert garden drainage engineers

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Where To Find Us

Mole HQ, Wirral
Mole Group Utilities Ltd, 180-200 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7RJ

Piccadilly Business Centre, Aldow Enterprise Park, Manchester, M12 6AE

North East
Unit 3 Ayton Workshops, 25 Raby Cross, Commercial Road, Byker, NE6 2FF

33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AD

South West
4 Staffick Close, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8NS

Fronfellen House, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9TF