Call 811 three business days before you start any digging project. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.
Safe Digging is no ACCIDENT – Call 811 before you DIG!
An underground utility line is damaged every nine minutes because someone excavates without dialing 8-1-1 in advance of excavation. Damage to underground utilities can be costly, disrupt utility service to you or neighbors, or cause injury.
What types of diggin projects should you call about? You should call 811 when you are:
Installing a fence or mailbox post
Building a deck
Installing a pond or patio
Planting a tree or bush
Gringing a tree stump
Did you hire a contractor for your excavation project? Ask to see the Pennsylvania 811 serial number before you let the excavator dig on your property.