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Ufer grounding, also known as concrete-encased electrode grounding, is a type of grounding system used in construction. It involves burying a grounding electrode, typically made of steel rebar or copper conductor, within a concrete foundation or footing of a building. The concrete encasement provides a low-resistance path to the earth, allowing for effective grounding of electrical systems.

Ufer grounding is widely utilized in areas with rocky or sandy soil conditions where traditional grounding rods may not be as effective. It’s commonly used in commercial and residential construction to provide a reliable grounding connection for electrical systems, ensuring safety and proper functioning of equipment.

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