Planning a home improvement project? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or mailbox or building a deck? Here’s what you need to know first.
Whether you are a professional contractor or homeowner planning a do-it-yourself project, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.
Don’t assume you know what’s below. Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 two business days before every digging project gets the underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences.
Safe digging is no accident! Don’t assume you know what’s below. Protect yourself, your family and those around you – always call 811 before you dig. It’s the law!