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Underground Electrical Installations

Ypsilanti, MI

Underground power and communications for commercial spaces

Electronic Wires
State-of-the-Art Equipment

Dedicated underground equipment and trained operators

State Licensed Electricians

Certified and backed by the State of Michigan

100+ Years in the Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti area

The region's top-rated and most experienced electrical team

Pros and Cons of Underground Installation

Underground installations are common and advantageous in commercial spaces. They are able to deliver highly reliable, high load service for cities. However, due to the nature of the approach, investments can be higher, structures are more complicated, and the system has limited flexibility post-install.

Key considerations for underground electrical projects

Every project starts with a thorough planning process. While overhead systems, being readily accessible, can be added to or modified to suit evolving needs, underground systems do not have those advantages. Planning is critical. System location, design, current and future loads, and ongoing maintenance need to be considered.

Once underway, underground electrical projects come with unique challenges, from confined spaces and contact with high voltage lines, to sewage and rodents, and equipment challenges. We approach every project with safety first, and underground projects are no different.

Underground installation equipment requirements

Underground installation requires unique equipment. Our team has procured state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to complete underground jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely.


Our equipment lineup includes:

  • Backhoe

  • Vibratory plow

  • Trenchers

  • Dump truck and equipment trailer

Project requirements

State and equipment requirements include various certifications and a dedicated operator for underground projects. Our team is fully licensed, certified, and ready to discuss your next project.

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"I can't recommend A.F. Smith Electric enough! They were prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and all-around good guys. I've found my new go-to electricians!"

- Janet S., Ypsilanti Resident

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