One of the essential land survey services that we offer is providing boundary surveys. There may be different limitations on land boundaries based on sales or even state laws regarding protected lands and land ownership. It is especially important to have this service if you are living in a rural area where there are easements and throughways that pass through areas of property. Boundary surveys make it very clear where the boundaries of the land that you own are at.
What is a Boundary Survey?
A boundary survey is the process that is carried out by a certified land surveyor in order to determine property lines and define the boundaries of a property that are described in a land deed. Boundary surveys also indicates an easement that are on the property. Any limitations placed on the property by state or local governments will also be in a boundary survey. Easements are usually in place to create easier access to the property from the public road and to make it accessible by utility companies.
Why do You Need One?
If you are buying any type or size of property then you will be needing a boundary survey. These surveys are usually executed by a professional before you buy or subdivide land. If you plan on improving or building on your land, you will also need a boundary survey. This reduces the risk of running into any disputes in the future regarding the boundaries of the property. This can save you time and money and from the stress of going through a lawsuit or having to move an entire building.
The first steps to obtaining a boundary survey begin with a land surveyor marking and mapping out the boundary lines of the land. This surveyor will then look through any historical records of that land and then land surrounding it with regards to purchases. The surveyor may also speak to prior owners or owners of the lands surrounding the properties. After the research, the field work will begin. This involves the search for evidence of existing boundaries which are then compared to the research. When the boundary survey is complete, a survey will show the boundaries of the property as well as any notes regarding the boundaries written by the surveyor based on the research and evidence.
There are many variables that go into the final cost of a boundary survey. The size of the land and features such as the terrain and location may also influence the cost of having the property surveyed. The extent of the research may also have an affect on the price. If the surveyor runs into research issues, there could be an additional cost.