Checking For Utility Lines

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Wolfie's L&L, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
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    Do you guys actually check for utiliity lines before you start digging anywhere, or do you have the homeowner call the state and come out? Here in PA, we usually call before we start a project that has us digging more than a 3" hole, then they come out and check and spray where lines are. Luckily we haven't had any problems yet, but they are pretty accurate on where the lines are located.

    Jason
     
  2. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually, yes. You'd be crazy not too. It's free and not worth the risk.
     
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Look up Dig Safe in your yellow/white pages
     
  4. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I was wondering because alot of people that I talk to, experience LCO's and homeowners alike don't do a line survey. It's going to cost them one of these times though@

    Jason
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have a clause in my contract that states they must have the utilities marked
     
  6. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    It takes just a minute to call the company to mark, its free, then you know that things will be done right.
     
  7. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Frankly, I don't know if you do a job and hit a gas line or something that your clause will take the blame away from you.
     

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