What is the Purpose of a Route Survey?

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If you’ve ever wondered how new roads, railways, pipelines, or even power lines find their way through the landscape, one of the most important steps is the route survey. Often overlooked, yet crucial, route surveys are the backbone of effective and efficient infrastructure development. Let’s take a look at what a route survey is and… Read more »

Debunking Common Land Surveying Myths

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Land surveying is a field defined by intricate details, but occasionally also some surprising misconceptions. There are a handful of common myths that have misdirected folks about the reality of land surveying. Whether you’re a landowner, developer, or simply a curious mind, it’s important to clear the fog and shine a light on the reality… Read more »

What Are ALTA/NSPS Surveys?

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If you’ve ever been looking into land surveying, you’ve likely run into the phrase ALTA/NSPS survey but may not have known what that meant. These acronyms are important because they represent a set of standards by which a professional land surveying must operate. When you’re shopping around for a survey for your piece of property,… Read more »

Reasons to Get a Boundary Survey Before Buying Property

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Buying a piece of property is generally a major investment, not something to take lightly. So, when you purchase that land, it’s wise to have a boundary survey done to ensure you know exactly what land belongs to you and what doesn’t. It doesn’t really matter what your intended use for the land is, you… Read more »

Encroachment: What it is and How to Avoid it

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As we enter the summer months, we’re likely to see an uptick in renovations, home additions and construction in general. If you’re a property owner who’s building something or adding onto a current structure, you’re going to want to ensure it all falls within the bounds of your property. Just like you wouldn’t want someone… Read more »

How a Land Survey Helps Save You Money

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While many people may be hesitant to get a land survey because of the potential cost, or believe it is an unnecessary service when purchasing a home, it can actually be one of the biggest money savers for homeowners. Establishing boundary lines, determining easements and mapping out your property, will help protect from issues with… Read more »

Why Land Surveying is Important for Civil Engineering Projects

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When civil engineers first plan to develop a property, they require land surveyors to provide accurate measurements and information about the land. Land surveyors are responsible for mapping and establishing property boundaries. They provide information about the property’s topography and existing buildings or improvements. Since civil engineering often requires structures and other infrastructure to be placed… Read more »

3 Projects that Require a Route Survey

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A route survey, also known as a reconnaissance survey, is completed to determine the feasibility of an area to build railways, roadways, highways, waterways and more. A route survey is a required service that will make sure the planned route for the structure is legal and accurate and it is an important step in the… Read more »

When Will I Need a Land Survey?

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When you’re in the process of building a home, handling outdoor renovations on your existing home or taking care of any other project on your property, you may be wondering if you need to have a land survey performed. To put it simply, you will need to have a land survey completed by a professional… Read more »