Considerations for a Generator Pad

generator padDoes your company have plans to add a generator? The considerations go beyond installation. You also have to consider other factors as well, such as airflow, exhaust flow, fuel availability, etc. Before installing a generator, you will need to install a generator pad.

What Is a Generator Pad?

A generator pad is simply a platform that the generator sits on. You can’t simply place a generator on an exterior asphalt surface or an indoor tile floor. The bulky generator requires a pad. The same holds true of backup generators, air and water heating units, and some HVAC systems.

Despite its name, generator pads do not consist of soft or cushioned surfaces. They are made from pre-cast concrete. In some brands, the generator comes with the pad pre-installed.

Generator Pad Requirements

If this is your first time installing a generator, the installer can assist you with a pad installation. However, you should have an existing pad if replacing an old generator. Is the existing pad sufficient for the new generator? If not, the installer will just remove the existing pad with the old generator and then install a new pad.

Pads must take these considerations into account:

  • The size of the pad versus the size of the soon-to-be-installed generator. The pad should be able to accommodate the generator with a minimum of 6-inches of leftover space on all sides.
  • The thickness of the pad and whether it can support the generator’s weight. The pad must be at least equal to the load of the generator.
  • The placement of the wires, conduits, and stub areas

We Handle Installations in Their Entirety

You need not worry about the generator pad. We handle every stage of the installation as part of your store development process. Contact All Points Heating if you’re opening or updating a facility in or around Mukilteo. We install generator pads to go with your generator or other bulky equipment.

Commercial Generator Installment

Serving customers from Arlington to Renton and Bellevue.  Furthermore, we service the areas of Seattle, Redmond, Bothell, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Kirkland, Mercer Island and the surrounding area.