Often we are told by a customer that they know where their lines are located and a Call Before You Dig (now called a Click Before You Dig) is not required.
Fortunately, most customers are understanding when we insist that we still conduct a Click Before You Dig prior to installing the screw piles.
Sadly, every year we lose potential customers to competitors who are willing to drill without first locating gas or electrical lines.
Winnipeg Screw Pile Tip #2:
Only give business to a screw pile company that insists on a Click Before You Dig.
This tip might not seem important but if a company is willing to drill blind, you should consider the following:
- What other corners are they willing to cut?
- Why don’t they care enough about their people, customers and community to ensure their work is safe and won’t put them at potential risk?
- Why are they willing to risk all jobs (company’s future) for one job?
- Insurance claims may be denied in a case of gross negligence or wilful disregard.
Fortunately, a Click Before You Dig is relatively easy to coordinate in Winnipeg or rural Manitoba and can be done online at www.clickbeforeyoudigmb.com OR if you prefer, you can call 1.800.940.3447 OR even give our office a call at 204.793.0653 and we will coordinate the utility locate on your behalf.
Typically there is a 3 to 10 day wait for the Hydro lines to be located and the work needs to be performed within 2 weeks of the locates having been completed.
Note that some rural and cottage country areas do not have buried lines and in such cases a written confirmation can be secured quickly and easily within a day or two.
Note that private utilities such as an electrical line from the house to detached garage, may need to be located privately. Also, any water lines which could be at play would need to be located privately as well.