The pad type grounding offers the same surface area as two rods and only needs to be buried a minimum of two feet.
Proper grounding is of the utmost importance to your electrical service for safety and to guard against line surges that could damage your electrical system. It's extremely important that all your connections to your electrical grounding pad are sound and permanent. Use prpoer connectors when connecting your ground wire and make sure everything is tight.
For proper grounding of an electrical service it's also important to have the right size grounding wire and proper connectors for the size of your wire and panel connections.....