We all have questions about fence, but only a few people have answers.
A structure serving as an enclosure, a barrier, or a boundary, usually made of posts or stakes joined together by boards, wire, or rails.
One easy phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground utility lines marked for free. When you call 811 from anywhere in the country, your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Local One Call Center operators will ask you for the location of your digging job and route your call to affected utility companies. Your utility companies will then send a professional locator to your location to mark your lines within a few days. Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely, because knowing what’s below protects you and your family.
Always call 811 before starting any digging project!
When you call before you dig, you’ll prevent unintended consequences such as injury to you or your family, damage to your property, utility service outages to the entire neighborhood and potential fines and repair costs.
After all, do you really want to be the person who knocks out the neighborhood’s cable service during the big game?
Most locate crews will arrive to mark your property within a few days, ( be sure to check your state one-call center law for specific information) and will make sure you know exactly where to dig – even though the depths of utility lines may vary and there may be multiple utility lines in the same area.
So kick back and relax, knowing your call made a safe digging project possible.
Now’s your chance to take a deep breath before beginning that project. Catch a movie, read a good book, walk the dog, or take a trip to your local home improvement store and get everything you’ll need for your project – just don’t dig until your yard is marked, of course!
By law, everyone MUST contact the Utilities Protection Service, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging project.