The pavement in front of my property is about to be relaid in tarmac, involving excavating to a depth of approx no more 10 cm.At one corner there is the end of an exposed green plastic pipe..I believe the VM cable then runs along my boundary to a box at the base of the house wall.
At the opposite corner there are 2 black cables exposed for about 15cm which I assume are supplying the house next door.
We are in a close of 6 houses, my property is at the head of the close.
The tarmac in front of my house is original old council green with no sign of a trench having been dug,unlike the rest of the close which seems to have a trench dug and relaid in black tarmac.
1- Is it likely that the cable has been laid "around" the close to houses on my left and right ,and not across the front of my drive? Ie not in a continuous loop?
2-If the cable does cross the front of my drive,how deep is it likely to have been buried? I don't want to risk damaging the cable.
Virgin Media and its predecessor companies installed cabling in various ways over the past 30 years and more. However you'll typically find that each property has a dedicated cable pulled from the cabinet through the ducting and emerging from the pavement tee, with this done when the first person living in the property subscribes to cable service.
As others have mentioned though, there is no guarantee the actual installation in your road will comply with the above. I imagine it would depend on the age of each service installation and how much space was available in the pavement when each was installed.