Before You Dig or Stake


By law you are required to contact your local "Call Before You Dig" number before you plan to dig. This also applies when staking / anchoring a tent, canopy, fabric shelter, or structure. After calling, your local utility company will mark (or spot) the location of underground utility lines at your dig site.

Laws vary from state to state on how far in advance you must call. Planning ahead and checking with your state's program is always a smart idea; failure to obtain a line location before digging can result in a serious injury, death, or substantial fine and delay of installation.

Video: Locating Underground Utilities – Call Before You Dig (or Stake)

Contact Information:

If you are planning works anywhere in Great Britain you should contact the National Grid Plant Protection team at least 14 days in advance.