Calls for Underground Utility Locating Increase Nationwide

The Common Ground Alliance has released its 2011 DIRT report, which contains analysis and recommendations for the underground utility locating industry. And one of the best nuggets of info in the report is that when a call to locate underground utilities was made prior to excavation, damages to utilities during excavation decreased 6%! Calls up;… Continue reading

What Do the Markings for Underground Utilities Mean?

When a customer calls for help with public or private utility locating, Baker-Peterson, a utility locating company, responds by locating the utilities and then marking them with a color-coded flag, paint or both. After Baker-Peterson has marked underground utilities, we often get these questions: “What exactly do the marks represent? Are the utilities right underneath… Continue reading