Project Spotlight: PG&E Substation, Mendocino CA

Project Spotlight: PG&E Substation, Mendocino CA

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. For technical details regarding Trex Fencing, including architectural drawings and installation guides, please visit our resource support page.

About Chain Link Fence & Supply. The company has provided commercial and government installation services throughout the Bay Area since 1996. Chain Link Fence & Supply primarily installs and repairs chain link fences but will install other materials and will extend their service area on a case-by-case basis, such as with this PG&E job. If you would like more information on a how to acquire installation services for commercial and government projects, please contact Kenny Stanley: 925-606-8167 / kenny@fencesupply.com.

Steel posts embedded in concrete foundation for Trex Fencing posts
120" tall Trex Fencing
Trex Fencing at Pacific Gas and Electric Substation in Mendocino, California
Project Spotlight: PG&E Substation, Mendocino CA