If you are working on a new construction project, one of the major decisions you will need to make is how to connect the finished building (or buildings) to utility lines. Will you use underground utilities or use aerial cables? Our team at GP Associates, Inc. has extensive experience with both types of installation, and we can help you decide which is best for your needs.
In this article, we’ll provide some essential information about aerial cable installation to help you decide if it is right for your project.
- Cost – One advantage of aerial cable installation is its lower cost compared to underground installation. It takes less work to install cables on aerial poles than digging channels for underground installation, so labor costs are reduced.
- Speed – Aerial cable installation projects can be completed faster than underground installation jobs. The process requires less preparation and less cleanup, so if you are working on a tight timeline, we recommend this method.
- Flexibility and Scalability – Aerial cable networks are easier to adjust, expand, or modify than underground networks. If you want to be able to expand your network or make changes later, aerial cable installation is the best choice for your needs.
- Ease of Maintenance – Lastly, while it’s true that aerial cables are more likely to be damaged in severe weather events than underground cables, it’s also true that aerial cables are easy to maintain. In the event your cables require maintenance, our team will be able to access the cables and complete the repairs quickly, without the need for location services or other complex preparations.