What Is Land Surveying?

Land surveying is the art and science of establishing or reestablishing corners, lines, boundaries, and monuments of real property (land), based upon recorded documents, historical evidence, and present standards of practice. Land surveying also includes associated services such as analysis and utilization of survey data, subdivision planning and design, writing legal descriptions, mapping, construction layout, and precision measurements of angle, length, area, and volume.

Does a Land Survey Show Me What I Own?

A land survey does not show the landowner what he or she “owns”. A land survey is the Professional Land Surveyor’s opinion of the physical location of the landowner’s title boundary (a title boundary is the boundary of such real property as defined in the recorded grant deed). The Surveyor will then locate the property on the ground, marking the corners with physical monuments, and provide you with a record […]

Are There Different Types Of Survey? What Type Of Survey Do I Need?

There are many types of land surveys, each with a different purpose. The type of survey you need for you project will be based on your project. For detailed descriptions of the types of services we offer, please see our “what we do” pages. If you have questions about your project, please contact us, we would be happy to help.

How Much Does a Land Survey Cost?

Several factors may impact the price of a land survey, including: what is the type of property (commercial, residential, etc.) where is the property located how old are the land records pertaining to your property are existing land records complete and accurate what size is the property (town house lot or 500 acres) how much development has occurred on the property what will the land be used for what information […]

What Is The Difference Between a Boundary Survey and a Location Drawing?

I just purchased a home and my title company sent me something saying a need to decide between a boundary survey and a location drawing, what is the difference? Fundamentally the two types of surveys are the same. They give the purchaser and lender a drawing of where property lines, improvements, building violations in relation to its neighbors and property boarders. But, the two surveys are very different when it […]