A Guide to Utility Marking Flags

At one time or another, you’ve probably noticed small flags of various colors placed in the grass around town or in your neighborhood. Sometimes the grass is also marked with paint. What does this mean? It means someone in the vicinity is planning to do some digging and they called 811 and/or a private utility… Continue reading

What is Electromagnetic Locating?

Because no single utility location instrument can detect all types of buried utilities, Baker-Peterson has various ways of underground utility locating, including ground penetrating radar, vacuum excavation and electromagnetic locating. Electromagnetic locating is used to find buried pipes and cables with a device that detects the alternating magnetic fields that surround some electric, communication, gas,… Continue reading