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What to Know Before Any Home Project That Will Involve Digging


August 15, 2019

Mike Rowe is urging everyone who digs, whether it be a professional excavator or homeowner, to call 811 before starting their projects, as well as to learn more about excavation safety and why it matters.

When you look down at the ground you may not realize the millions of miles of buried utility infrastructure that keeps society clothed, fed, powered, connected, and a whole lot more. Unfortunately, many of us are on an out-of-sight, out-of-mind basis with the pipes, wires, and cables situated right under our feet, and this can have disastrous consequences when we try to dig without doing our homework first.

Having recently connected with several experts in the field as part of the National Excavator Initiative, Mike Rowe, CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and best known from the hit shows...

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