Planning to dig the ground in your backyard for your shed? Or maybe for an in-ground hoop installation? Any projects that include auguring, boring, cable or pipe plowing or driving, digging, directional drilling, ditching, grading, moving earth, pipe bursting, razing, scraping, setting poles, structure demolition, trenching, use of explosives, wrecking and any other trenchless technology?
You risk cutting underground wires, cables, or pipes that make up the utility lines that support your neighborhood’s infrastructure!
In order to prevent unsafe digging in Alabama, the utility companies in Alabama provide free inspection services to ensure that the targeted ground is free of utility lines and safe to dig.
Calling 811 before digging the ground is also the law!