I came across a house yesterday that had no ground rod, just the grounding conductor hanging from the house. The house was about 3 years old and was occupied. Hmm, didn’t think the power company would put in a meter without a grounding rod.
I looked around the garage (where the panel was located) for a box where a UFER connection might be but found nothing. Exposed plumbing didn’t have any bonding either. So I am thinking the system is not grounded. FWIW, the electric service was provided via buried laterals.
Since there was no visible means of grounding, I called it out for an electrician.
For grins and giggles I whipped out my Sure Test, it indicated “Wiring OK”.
Now I am wondering was the Sure Test wrong? I would think that it would have indicated a “No Ground” condition or is it not that smart?