Call Before You Dig


Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.

Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call, even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked free and helps prevent undesired consequences.

One free, easy call or online request gets member utilities marked AND helps protect you from injury and expense. State law requires that you contact Alabama 811 at least two working days, not counting the day of notification, before any excavation activities.