The cable from the little box on the street to the brown box on my house is too short to be buried properly.
I am about to have the path and drive dug up and be replaced by coloured concrete.
When my cable was installed, the engineers made a good job inside the house, and on first inspection looked good outside, but when I had someone round for a quote on the new concrete he pointed out that they had drilled a hole through the concrete plinth on my fence, put the cable through it and put it 2 inches under the lawn as far as needed to be opposite the site where the brown box would be sited. They then drilled a hole through the plinth on the lawn edging, raked out the "expansion strip" that runs across the path, and put the cable in it to a depth of between a quarter to half and inch deep, and then put cement over it. They then left around 20cm lying on the path near to the box.
When I have the path dug up and concreted, I will put a conduit pipe under the path to accomodate any cabling that needs connecting to the house in the future, but can anyone advise me what I can do with the cable now, as it is clearly not long enough to go under the new concrete.
Can I just get them to concrete over it (as it is now), or is that not allowed?
Will I have to pay to have a new length of cable fitted from the small box in the ground outside my gate to the brown box on my wall (approximately 10 metres)?
Thank you in advance for any advice that is given.
Hi Tonimo, thanks for posting and welcome to our community.
Sorry to hear of the issue you have with your cabling. To enable me to take a look into this on your behalf, I am going to send you a private message. Please look out for the purple envelope int the top right of your screen.