Commercial | Trenching and Underground Electrical Work



Here at Hiller Electric, we take pride in the experience and knowledge we have when it comes to all things electrical.

We understand how much of an impact an efficient electrical system makes when it comes to keeping your business running smoothly, which is why we offer a large number of services to fit all of your electrical needs.

Today we are going to highlight one of those services: trenching and underground electrical work. Take a look below.

Why Consider an Underground Electrical System?

Most electrical system installations are placed into two categories: underground and overhead transmission and distribution. For many people, overheard is the most commonly known of the two, but underground electrical systems are beginning to become more popular and here is why:

  • Better protection/reliability of power supply. When a storm or tornado rolls through, the biggest fear among property owners is damage it can wreak on their buildings or homes. As such, the biggest advantage to installing an underground electrical system is the protection it provides against such elements, which in turn ensures a much more reliable power supply.
  • Aesthetically pleasing. The lack of wires running to and from your building also makes for a more aesthetically pleasing property. Also, according to some studies, this may increase the property value by 5-10%.

What to Expect When Trenching or Installing an Underground Electrical System.

Cost. What some might consider the biggest “drawback” of installing an underground electrical system is the initial cost required to set it up. The cost of the installation depends on a number of factors:

  • How many systems need to be installed
  • Type of system and wiring which will determine the depth of trenching
  • The size of the building/property
  • The length/distances of the underground work
  • Some buildings may also have overheard electrical systems, which may determine the amount of work needed install an underground electrical system as well
  • The existing number of underground structures (plumbing, existing electrical work) may hinder installation
  • Soil conditions

Working with municipalities. Before you begin, you will need to contact the appropriate sources (i.e. utility company, city council) before you begin installing the underground electrical system. A permit is usually required before installation begins. An inspection will also need to take place before construction begins to determine/mark already existing underground structures.

Although there is a considerable amount of work needed upfront, the benefits of installing an underground electrical system can be substantial. If you have any questions about the info above, feel free to contact us –call us today at (402) 339-0524. Hiller Electric can help you with your installation needs—no job is too big or too small, we guarantee quality service every time!

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