Top 3 mistakes people make before starting a project that requires digging
If you are a homeowner planting a tree, a contractor installing a fence, or a utility worker repairing underground pipes, not contacting 811 can have serious consequences.
It is important to Know what’s below.
Contacting 811 before digging is essential for safety and to avoid damaging underground utility lines. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of not calling before digging, which can result in serious injuries, property damage, and costly repairs.
Here are the top three mistakes people make before digging:
Assuming there are no utility lines in the area
Not giving enough notice
Be sure to provide a 2 – 10 full working day notice, not counting the day of notification, prior to the proposed start of excavation.