The following are explanations of important terms used by Blue Stakes of Utah 811. These terms should be used to describe the specific area of excavation:

Lot / Property: For Blue Stakes purposes, the front or frontage of the lot / property begins at the curb or edge of the road (pavement, oil, gravel, dirt, etc.) and extends into the property. For properties that have roads that border it on more than one side, each side begins at the curb or edge of the road and extends into the property that is bordered by a road. In most cases the rear and side boundaries of a property are apparent because of fences, landscaping, or other visual distinctions.

Front: From the middle of the house / property forward to the curb / edge of the road. If the property is bordered by more than one road, the Front is the side of the lot / property bordered by the road that the property is addressed off.

Rear: From the middle of the house / property back to the rear property line.

Side: From the middle of the house / property out to the side property line.

Short: From the curb (edge of road) to the middle of the street.

Long: From curb to curb (edge of road to edge of road, not including the shoulder).

Both sides of the road: You must specify what part of the lot you want marked on both sides of the road. For example, “Mark the front of the lots on both sides of the street.” This description does not include any of the road. You must specify short, long, or other road area description to have the road marked if needed.

Note: Common Areas (typically found in townhome or other similar HOA developments, for example) are not included for marking when Entire, Front or Rear of lot is requested.  If your excavation area extends beyond the addressed lot into the common areas, please provide additional marking instructions on your request to ensure your entire excavation area is included and marked, as needed.