Chances are you’re not calling out a utility line locator on a regular basis. Most people associate it strictly with huge construction projects or even with roadwork. The reality is that any time you have an in-depth digging or construction project, a utility locator is needed.
We discovered a long time ago that we can run our most essential utility services underground, opening up the area above ground for our homes, business, and more. Years ago line locators may not have been as necessary because homes were further apart. As more and more buildings are being built, more utilities are needed underground. Digging blindly, even in your own yard, can cause a lot of damage or injury if you accidentally hit a water line, sewer line, or even an electrical line. So when should you call a utility locator? Here are a few examples: