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Underground Electrical Hookups

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An electrical conduit, wiring, and fittings can be installed underground, to supply electricity to a water feature, a shed, or a garage. Before this type of installation is conducted, your electrical service provider will need to be contacted. A representative will walk you through the proper channels that a property owner must abide by.

Waterproof Materials

Waterproof materials are essential for underground utility hookups. The water table level that is present on a piece of property and the location of other underground utilities may have a bearing on where electrical components need to be routed. A basic hookup may not necessitate digging a large trench.

In spite of this, you may need to acquire a permit for the upgrade. You may also need to seek a utility marking service provider. Before the installation of electrical components, you will need to acquire a plan that outlines where the materials will be installed. The installation of electrical components must be done properly, to avoid serious injuries or damage to your property.

Major Projects

An electrician should always be hired when conducting a full electrical hookup that will supply a home or business with electricity. Some communities feature modern electrical equipment that is installed underground. A service provider will let you know if underground access is available in the jurisdiction where you reside. If underground utilities are available within the region you reside, an electrician will handle all of the steps essential in hooking up the new service.

An electrician may need to cut the power to your property, in the event that you currently have electrical service and are seeking an upgrade. The temporary disconnection will allow an electrician to safely and accurately install new electrical materials. Trenching is conducted at the onset of a new electrical hookup process. Trenching requires an excavation and grading process. Materials that will be placed within a trench may require the use of insulation.

An electrician will carefully map out where each of the electrical components will be laid out. They will use fittings and other hardware materials to connect adjacent electrical wires. Before electricity is officially hooked up, an electrician may use a wire testing kit. This kit will determine if electricity is running through all of the electrical wires. Once the electrician has prepared and connected the materials, they will use a backfilling process to cover up all of the electrical components. The property will be leveled afterward. 

To learn more, contact an underground electric installation service near you.