Can a grounding rod be buried horizontally?

Grounding rods are typically installed vertically, as the soil conditions are better suited for this orientation.

However, it is possible to bury a grounding rod horizontally, but it is not recommended as it reduces the effectiveness of the grounding system.

Additionally, horizontal installation may not meet local building codes and regulations.

It is always recommended to consult with a licensed electrician or a professional engineer to ensure compliance with local codes and regulations.