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When it comes to digging, there are some myths and facts that every contractor should know.
If you are about to start a digging project, here are some myths and facts to be aware of. Read on:
Myth: Accidents won’t happen – I can assume how deep the utilities are
Fact: It is NEVER a good idea to assume how deep the utilities are; they should always be measured – both to prevent accidents (which happen) and for accuracy’s sake. Accidents can happen at any time, so taking all the proper precautions is imperative to a safe job.
Myth: I can just drill deeper or expose buried utilities – that’s good enough
Fact: To do a proper digging job, you should always dig to the depth of the bore path – it’s the best way to avoid an accident. And if you drill deeper, that’s not necessarily a clear way to avoid hitting an existing utility, either. You absolutely have to locate and prepare the site before starting to dig. Every time.
Myth: If there aren’t any utilities marked, I am good to go
Fact: There is a saying in the carpentry field: Measure twice and cut once. And that same sentiment applies to digging. It’s always best to check and double check that there aren’t utilities in the area where you are preparing to dig – including sewer lines.
Myth: The workers who are supposed to mark the area are liable for accidents
Fact: Most people call a number before a digging project to have the area marked for utilities – it’s true. So, if a utility is hit or an accident occurs, who is liable? The fact is, those tasked with marking the area are only marking the approximate location and it’s the contractor’s job to check the location as well to make sure it’s correct.
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