On a supply pipe where a leak has been detected, the cut and cap method can be used to prove which section of the supply has a leak. This method is used when the leak is not showing to the surface. It’s used to narrow down the area of leakage, by the cutting the supply pipe and putting a temporary cap on it. It is a useful method on longer supply pipes or to determine whether a leak is external, internal or under the fabric of the property.
We are able to ascertain if the leak is present on that piece of supply pipe by either using the existing water meter, installing a temporary water meter or using a listening stick. When the process is finished we will simply reconnect the supply pipe. This process is repeated until the leak is narrowed to a small section where it’s cost effective to relay that small distance using our trenchless moiling technique.