Can A Grounding Rod Be Buried Horizontally?
Ground rods are generally installed vertically because ground conditions are more suitable for this orientation.
Although it is possible to bury the ground rod horizontally, this is not advisable as it reduces the effectiveness of the ground system.
Additionally, horizontal installation may not comply with local building codes and regulations.
We always recommend that you consult a licensed electrician or professional engineer to ensure compliance with local codes and regulations.