Here at GP Associates, Inc., we want to help you do what’s best for your business. We offer a variety of services designed to help you make your business facility or campus the best it can be, whether you are renovating an existing property or constructing a new one. One of these services is underground utility installation, which offers a number of advantages over its alternatives. In this article, we’ll go over three of these advantages so that you can decide if underground installation is right for you.
- Less Vulnerable to Weather Damage. One advantage of installing your utility lines underground is that they will not be exposed to the wind and rain, which makes them much less vulnerable to damage from extreme weather conditions. If you want to keep your power, telephone, and fiber optic lines safe from harm, underground utility installation is the way to go.
- Reduced Transmission Loss. Another benefit of underground utility installation is that, due to the naturally insulating properties of the earth, your utility lines will experience less transmission loss. Above ground utilities, in contrast, are susceptible to transmission loss because electricity can dissipate away from the cables in the form of heat.
- Less Visual Noise. A third benefit of underground utility installation is cosmetic in nature, which is that burying your cables underground creates less visual impact on your local landscape. Instead of having your view interrupted by dark lines across the sky, you can simply enjoy the scene, and you can listen to the sounds of the breeze instead of a harsh electrical hum.