What is it?
A property survey is the most basic service provided by a land surveyor. The basic property survey shows the official boundaries of your properties on a paper drawing as an electronic drawing if needed. In addition to property documentation, the survey crew places iron pin markers at the corners and intermediate line points of the property.
Why do I need it?
Property owners often need to know where the boundaries and corners of their property are physically located. The boundary location can impact maintenance of the property, placement of fences, and construction of structures. In addition, a property survey can be used to settle disputes between neighboring property owners.
How do you do it?
Our firm starts by doing standard research where we obtain tax maps, recorded plans, and deeds of your property and all adjoining properties. After reviewing the research, the survey crew goes on-site to locate known boundary markers and other physical features of the property that are referenced in the research. In order to accurately locate corners and property boundaries, the crew will set many temporary wooden stakes or masonry nails that act as temporary measurement references. After taking measurements in the field, the team uses specialized CAD (computer-aided design) tools to validate the crew’s measurements in order to draft a property drawing. The data and drawing are carefully reviewed and signed by the firm’s licensed surveyor. The survey is usually provided as a physical paper drawing but additionally can be provided in standard electronic file formats.