Boundary surveyors measure, design, retrace and map property lines. Their job requires them to be part detective, historian and mathematician. That’s because land boundary surveyors must acquire, read and analyze public records along with physical markers that in many instances could date back hundreds of years.
WHAT IS A BOUNDARY SURVEY?
A boundary survey is a survey to establish the boundaries of a parcel using its legal description which typically involves the setting or restoration of monuments or markers at the corners or along the lines of the parcel, often in the form of iron rods, pipes, or concrete monuments in the ground, or nails set in concrete or asphalt. In the past, wooden posts, blazes in trees, piled stone corners or other types of monuments have also been used. A map or plat is then drafted from the field data to provide a representation of the parcel surveyed.
REASONS FOR BOUNDARY SURVEYS
Selling a Home
Are you selling a home? Smart home buyers often hire land surveyors or sometimes referred to as boundary surveyors to stake out or identify the property boundaries they are purchasing. It has been stated that over 70% of the World’s economy is based on land transactions.
When neighbors or businesses disagree about the location of property lines, land boundary surveyors are needed in court to help identify which boundary and which party is right.
Are you planning on installing a fence or an addition to your home? Most city and towns require a survey before beginning most residential construction.