Underground plowing is an economical method of fiber optic cable placement.
Underground plowing is an ideal way to install underground fiber optic cable when the goal is minimal disturbance to the surface compared to standard trenching techniques. At GP Associates, Inc., in Knightdale, North Carolina, we work with a wide variety of customers, so having options such as underground plowing enables us to meet the specific needs of each customer.
We recommend underground plowing when a small channel in the surface is acceptable and our customer doesn’t necessarily need a more involved solution, such as underground jettying or hydro-excavation. We often find that underground plowing is the optimal choice in rural areas where there are fewer obstacles to navigate. Compared to other methods, it is much faster to perform underground plowing which is done with specialized equipment.
There is a process that needs to be followed which includes assessing the anticipated route that the underground plowing equipment will follow. The soil and terrain conditions must be determined to be adequate for the task at hand and all existing underground cables and utilities must be properly marked, so they are not damaged by the underground plowing equipment. In addition, the route must take into consideration drainage concerns so that erosion won’t expose the cable.
If you would like to know more about our underground plowing services or would like to discuss whether this or another method would be best for your project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We have the experience to accurately assess any situation for underground utilities and recommend the best course of action. Call today to learn more.