Working for the county here means that we don't have a worry about that, and to be honest, there's very little chance to punching a hole the way it was setup. I understand your worry in your area though. This option is always helpful for us. That trunk was straight under the wires.Not going to lie, I'd be scared to drop something that heavy onto a road, even onto a perpendicular log like you have here. Too worried I'd punch a hole and have to pay for massive repairs.... All our gravel roads/driveways are somewhat fragile in that respect, when you break the hard packed layer, rain will cause erosion in a hurry.