Residential Underground Electrical Service

In older neighborhoods, it’s not unusual to see power lines overhead, following the streets as individual lines branch off to homes. Today, those power lines are required to be buried following specific guidelines. Not only is it safer (downed power lines can wreak all kinds of havoc) it also provides for a more aesthetically pleasing community.

Underground Electrical Services

Before construction begins on a new neighborhood or subdivision, Prairie Electric will tie into the existing power grid and provide temporary power to the site. We trench for the lines, excavate for underground utility vaults, erect temporary structures for the meter, and other preliminary steps.

This ensures you’ll have the power you need to begin construction. Our electricians will work with your general contractors to plan above-ground transformers, where the panels will be located in the houses, and how the wires will enter the home. Contractors love working with Prairie Electric because we meet our deadlines and keep them on schedule.

Existing Infrastructure

Looking to move overhead power lines? Prairie Electric has the ability to trench without ripping up the parking strips or the front yards of homes. Our horizontal directional drilling and vertical boring machines need limited access to perform underground trench quickly and safely. We also transfer the lines from power poles and move them underground.

This means we can reach underneath roads, driveways, sidewalks, and more. This eliminates right angles that are difficult to contend with and makes for easier underground installations. No longer will you have to cut through concrete to get the job done.

Residential/Commercial Design Build Electricians

Whether it’s planning a new subdivision, a four-plex, or a row of apartments, the Prairie Electric Design-Build team will work with you to design a robust, versatile, safe, and adaptable power system for your structure. This allows all interested parties to bring up any potential pain points and provide solutions before work begins.

Work With Experience

In addition to underground electrical service to the houses in a subdivision, Prairie Electric also installs street lighting, transformers, and other infrastructure needs. Our design-build team maps out needs for your new community, including municipal codes and regulations, and provides temporary power during construction.

For more than 35 years, Prairie Electric has been working on residential, commercial, and industrial applications. From a handful of employees to more than 300, we’ve grown to meet the needs of a blossoming community here in Southwest Washington, the Portland metro area, and beyond. No matter the size, if you have a project on the horizon, contact Prairie Electric.