Planning to Dig Into a Backyard Renovation?

You’re probably one of the millions of people spending more time at home looking at your yard right now. With summer right around the corner, you may be dreaming of making improvements to your home’s outdoor spaces. If those plans include building a patio, putting up a fence, or planting bushes and trees, remember to call 811 before work begins.

When you call, simply tell the operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you’ll be doing. The affected local utilities will send a locator to your property, free of charge. You’ll know what’s below and be able to dig safely.