How a Land Survey Helps Save You Money

Land surveyor at work

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

Land surveyor standing in front of a civil engineering building project, looking through a theodolite taking measurements.

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

Surveyor conducted a route survey

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?

Land surveying equipment in front of a home being built

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 »

3 Reasons to Get a Boundary Survey Before Selling a Property

Land Surveyor In Field

When selling a property, it’s extremely beneficial to provide potential buyers with detailed information about the land. Whether you are looking to have an accurate boundary for buyers to look at, you need to resolve boundary disputes with a neighboring landowner or you want to look for any inconsistencies on the property, a boundary survey… Read more »

Drone Use in Land Surveying and the Legal Issues

Drone photography in land surveying

Drone photography/videography is playing a major role in the land surveying industry. Drones have the ability to capture images and video content from an aerial viewpoint, which can be a big help for land surveyors. Land surveying requires detail and exact measurement due to legal issues and other important factors that play into the industry…. Read more »

The Importance of Land Surveying in Schools

Land Surveyor in the field

We’re seeing more and more colleges and universities embrace Land Surveying as a program for their academics. This is a very good sign for the industry because it allows for new potential employers and land surveying business owners. It provides incoming students to the college or university with another career path that can be very… Read more »

If You Own Property, You’ll Need a Residential Site Plan

Drawings for site plans

Owning land is a great investment, but if you’re looking to build on that land, you’ll need to acquire a residential site plan for the application. There are some things you’ll need to prepare before building a structure on a property. We recommend getting a residential site plan done because it will help you out… Read more »

Surveys Needed More Than Ever

UAV Drone

Land Surveying has always been a profession needed for many different reasons. At this point in time, during the coronavirus, land surveyors still need to be working. The changing technology and licensure situation create an issue for land surveyors around the country, and that needs to change if we need land surveyors for a plethora… Read more »

Do I Need a Flood Elevation Certificate?

Flood Elevation Certificate for homes and businesses

Usually, if you live in a high-risk area for flooding, your insurance agency will require you to get one, so they can determine what your premium will be. Flooding can cause plenty of damage to your property and home, especially if you have a basement. Homeowners dread having to deal with a major flood, but… Read more »