Installation Coverage

Installation Depth

Call 811 Before You Dig!

811 is the federally designated call before you dig number that helps homeowners and professionals avoid damaging these vital utilities. When you make the free call to 811 a few days before you dig, you'll help prevent unintended consequences such as injury to you or your family, damage to your property, utility service outages to the entire neighborhood and potential fines and repair costs.

Signaltape Installation Procedure 

It is recommended that Signaltape®, damage prevention and marking system be buried 12 in (30 cm) or less below grade.  The minimum distance from the top of the pipeline should be 12 in (30 cm), with 24 in (60 cm) – 36 in (90 cm) recommended as shown.  

Each run of Signaltape must be overlapped by a minimum of 20 ft (6 m) or must be joined as shown below where possible. Signaltape may also be installed with static or vibratory plow.

Joining Signaltape

Each section of Signaltape should be joined end to end for repair of damage or installation, if not overlapped by 20 ft (6 m). Peel back the two layers of film on each end exposing the core material, and tie together using a double fisherman’s knot. If optionally detectable with inclusion of tracer wire, join using a direct bury connector with strain relief (unless otherwise specified by the engineer).

Installation Overlap - Example