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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Substation
Mendocino, CA, USA

Project Details

Mendocino, CA, USA

The California-based utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), recently selected Trex Fencing to enclose a substation in Mendocino, CA. Chain Link Fence & Supply (Livermore, CA) installed the fence. Like many commercial projects using Trex, the fence height is 10' tall. The color installed is Saddle, and the total length of fencing is 230'. Trex was selected because it provides sound suppression and a unique, attractive appearance that reduces the industrial look of the substation. The fence completely blocks the view of the equipment behind it.

Adverse soil conditions required a deeper foundation for the posts than normal. The architectural design called for 96? post holes, filled with concrete. Galvanized steel posts were embedded in the concrete and extended up out of the ground so the Trex posts could sleeve over them. One of the advantages of a Trex Seclusions post is that for fences up to 8' tall, they do not require reinforcement, but because the posts are hollow they also can be used as sleeves for taller fences such as this one.

Trex fencing is a popular choice for these types of applications. Utility and dumpster enclosures, as well as perimeter fencing or privacy screens, utilize the high durability and aesthetically pleasing benefits of the product. Most privacy fences are limited to 6' or 8' heights, but with Trex, heights up to 12' tall are possible.

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