If you look around new suburbs and gated communities, you may notice that there aren’t too many electrical and telecomm wires spread out through poles. Most of these places use a below ground conduit system. It’s been found by many that digging into the ground can be the wiser choice.
Here are the reasons why:
Aesthetics. When you have your conduits and wires placed underground, they’re out of sight. This makes the whole neighborhood look nice and neat; ensuring the residential neighborhood doesn’t look too industrialized.
This is a big deal for many people today, because a lot of families want a place that’s serene and friendly. Having wires strewn about can make a place look messy and unattractive.
Land Value. Another reason why residents like to keep the conduits below ground is that it helps keep the land values steady. A direct consequence of the serenity of these places is that more people want to live there, and so the prices for the property can increase significantly as a result. When you have lots of poles and wires all over the place, the area doesn’t become as enticing for potential homeowners.
Lower Transmission Losses. When you have power or data coming through a line, you inevitably have some transmission losses along the way. But when they’re underground, they’re protected enough so that there’s less disruption of the transmission. So your power and your Internet and phone connections are much more stable.
For those who utterly depend on these conduit systems for work, such stability is a godsend. You won’t have spotty Internet connections or power when you need to work from home.
Protection from Bad Weather. When there are storms and strong winds, these overhanging power lines can be ripped down. How many times have you read about neighborhoods losing power and cable because of hurricanes and storms? Tree branches can strike them as well. This isn’t an issue with below ground installations, as the winds can’t get to them.
This means you also don’t have to worry about wires endangering lives when they’re down. A fallen power line can be live and cause injury to pedestrians and car passengers.
Lower Maintenance Costs. Since they’re protected from the elements, maintenance expenses are much lower. So your neighborhood won’t have to apportion too much of the budget to taking care of the conduit system. Its protective placement pretty much keeps it out of harm’s way.
There will still be some maintenance, but these can be minimal. Manhole covers and access tunnels can be built to enable workers to access the below ground conduit system.
Of course, it matters what material you use for your conduit system if you’re going below ground. It’s why you need superior fiberglass. These materials are tough, and they offer excellent resistance to crush and impact forces. They’re also nonconductive, so no one gets electrocuted. It’s even proofed against rodents and rot, and these can be serious problems for conduit systems when they’re below ground.
They’re better for the environment, and they’re better to look at too. With the economic, safety, and spiritual benefits, you shouldn’t be surprised if your neighborhood developer also goes for a below ground installation.