Haviland Broadband uses three different methods to bury cable on a customer's property. An engineer will need to do a site-visit prior to construction. At the site visit, our engineer will work with the property owner to decide on a bury path for the fiber.
- Vibratory Plow - An extremely narrow trench is created, doing very little damage to the ground’s surface, while the need for back-filling is completely eliminated. We use a plow with a long, slender blade that extends from the front of the plow into the ground. The plow’s motor vibrates the blade rapidly while it is pulled along, making it much easier to pull than a static blade. A reel unloads the fiber cable into the ground behind the blade as the groove is cut.
- Directional Drilling – A minimal impact, trenchless method of installing underground cables or fiber. We start by digging two holes – one near the location of the NID and one near our pedestal – then drilling an underground hole from one surface point to the other that our fiber can be threaded through.
- Trenching - In cases where the other two methods aren't possible, Haviland will dig a trench approximately eight to ten inches wide between your NID and the company’s pedestal. The trench allows us to place the pipe and fiber underground. Once placed, soil is back-filled into the trench.