Call or Click Before You Dig!

Safe digging is everyone’s responsibility. It’s a free service to notify SC811 of your planned excavation to help prevent damages that may result in fines, utility service interruption and injury – even death. Please see the information below that details how to excavate safely.

5 Steps to Safe Digging

  1. Request a locate. Fill out this form or call 811 to request for your lines to be marked.
  2. Wait the required amount of time. For normal notice tickets, you must wait three full business days, not including the day you requested your locate.
  3. Check positive response (call 811 or 888-721-7877) to ensure that all the lines at your dig site have been marked.
  4. Respect the marks. Keep your marks in tact and call for a re-mark if the marks are destroyed by weather or other construction related activity.
  5. Dig carefully around buried utilities.