Contractors in CT usually install generators in one of a few ways: on top of a bed of gravel, on poured concrete or directly on the ground. Each method works, but each has problems. When it comes to the safety and protection of your family, your home, and your generator, L-Train Electric knows exactly what to do.
SOME CONTRACTORS CHOOSE TO: Install your generator directly on the ground. This option may be the quickest, but certainly not the wisest. L-TRAIN understands that to keep a quality generator working correctly (not to mention within code and under warranty) it needs to sit up and out of the dirt and mud. Usually, people fix this by putting down a bed of gravel and setting the generator on top of it. Unfortunately, there is another problem that comes along with this. Gravel shifts and settles and the waffle-board pattern on the underside of the attached plastic pad will cause any generator to sink over time. Since generators weigh more on one end than they do on the other, they settle unevenly and a dealer needs to make a return trip to relevel the unit.
Ground, gravel or concrete. Until recently, they were your only real options. Why choose a method that’s destined to fail or waste time and money? You may not have had an option in the past.. but now you do.