- Inquire about the exact way in which they will mark the underground utilities on the surface or any method they will use to communicate their location to you or to the excavation company you hire.
- It’s also a good idea to ask about how long their results will be relevant for. In some cases, you might want to consider more than one excavation in the same time period, so make sure to ask the company whether or not you have to call them again, depending on when you plan to dig on your property once more.
- Finally, it’s also important to discuss the cost of the service and any fees and discounts they may have, especially if you’re considering hiring a private utility locator.
While calling your utility locator is one of the most important things to do before considering an excavation project, it’s also important to ask all the relevant questions prior to bringing them in. These questions should help put your mind at ease about the process and about any issues you might want to avoid down the line: First, make sure you find out everything about how the process will happen. Ask about their work, how long it will take, what it entails and what your role should be.