The Dangers of a Poor Property Line Survey

land surveyingWe all know the importance of having accurately mapped-out property lines, but do you know how this is actually accomplished and what some of the consequences are if it is not done correctly?

Determining an accurate boundary line is accomplished by considering many factors. First, a land surveyor will review the deed work and the legal description of the property and surrounding properties. This entails that all common boundaries are addressed. Then a field search is performed for existing monumentation. The land surveyor will use specialized GPS systems to measure exact angles and distances of these located monuments. This data is then compared with previous survey data by a professional land surveyor. After the boundary is resolved, the surveyor will set any new monuments that were destroyed or lost and mark all finalized monuments with stakes, flagging, or spray paint. Finally, any deliverables such as a survey plat will be provided to the client or corresponding companies.

When is a property line survey needed?

Professional land surveys may be needed to establish boundary lines when an individual or a business purchases a new property or refinances an existing one. Financial institutions need to know the precise acreage of land, and insurance companies must be aware of the proximity of hazards, like streams or creeks, to the property.

Boundary lines may also need to be established if an individual or business wishes to make changes on their land, such as erecting a fence or building service roads. It is important that whatever is built does not go onto a neighboring property because the property owner may face criminal trespassing charges or be told to destroy it, therefore losing their investment. A professional boundary survey can prevent this issue from becoming a problem.

Why do I need a property line survey? Why can’t I just use an approximation?

An approximation of a location stems from “hunches,” but a professional land survey is based on precise calculations that considers all legal requirements. Approximations may not be used in a court of law during disputes; only the professional opinion of a certified land surveyor may be admitted as evidence. Establishing the true property line protects your property value and rights and helps you plan better projects.

Choosing to invest in a property line survey is a great decision, but the company you choose is just as important. Contact a professional, reputable, skilled surveying firm, like Landpoint, to get the most accurate results and avoid any pitfalls when mapping out your property lines. If you would like to receive a free quote on your project, click here and provide the necessary information.

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The Benefits of a 3D Laser Scanning Survey

laser-scanningLaser scanning has undeniably revolutionized the field of land surveying. The latest laser scanning technologies enable us to help our clients plan and execute the most efficient projects, and they allow customers to analyze every component of any facility or site. These capabilities help us make better decisions during every step of the project – from the planning stages through completion.

The versatile technology can be applied to a variety of land surveying needs, including change detection, accident reconstruction, 3D drawing creation, pre-project scanning and more.

A 3D Laser Scanning Survey Produces Faster Results, Cuts Field Time

In the past, field surveys could take days or even weeks to complete. Using laser scanning technology, it’s possible for us to complete the same field surveys in just one single day. Laser scanning also enables us to complete fly-throughs, 3D models, detailed animations and maintenance materials in less time than ever before.

A 3D Laser Scanning Survey Reduces Overall Project Costs

The increased speed and accuracy of laser scanning means that our survey team has to complete fewer field visits to collect data. This reduces the overall cost of a project for you.

A 3D Laser Scanning Survey is Highly Accurate

Laser scanning technology produces the most accurate data available. This solid knowledge base helps us help you plan better projects.

A Laser Scanner Survey Is A Versatile Tool

We use laser scanning technologies in many aspects of land surveying. We rely on laser scanning for budgetary and timeline preparation, application implementation, historical preservation, reaching once-impossible areas, change detection, hazard surveying and accident reconstruction. We also use laser scanning to produce detailed topological maps, volumetric calculations, 2D drawings, 3D models and more.

Overall, laser scanning helps us better understand building conditions, and this enables us to make better decisions regarding your projects. To learn more about laser scanner surveying and how it has changed the field of land surveying, contact our team today.

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Land Surveying Techniques: How Construction Staking Helps Projects Run Smoothly

and survey service, land survey, land surveyingLand survey services provide vital support to construction projects, most importantly through construction staking. This crucial step can influence whether a project is completed on budget, on time and free from errors, and it is in the best interests of a developer or construction company to invest in land survey services to perform the staking. An experienced, knowledgeable land surveyor can use the data collected to assist with project planning to ensure an optimal outcome.

A Land Surveying Technique That Streamline the Construction Process

Land survey companies provide construction staking for many different projects, such as utilities, subdivisions, multi-story building sites, streets and more. A team of construction stakers lays out survey points that act as a guide for creating site improvements, and the process ensures that the project is being constructed according to the builder’s, engineer’s and architect’s plans. Good construction staking is essential to good buildings.

To complete construction staking, land surveyors complete topographic and boundary surveys and perform field staking for utilities, streets, gutters, curbs, parking lots and more. They then address the proposed buildings by staking the structures’ walls, foundations and column lines. This is an essential step in the construction process because building foundations that are not properly staked can be detrimental to the entire project and costly to fix. To avoid future problems, an experienced land survey service is the best tool a builder can have.

It is important to choose a professional land survey service for construction project support. If the staking process is not correctly completed, the consequences can be dire for the remainder of the project. The importance of a properly completed staking is even more magnified in commercial construction projects due to the larger budgets and structures.

Ensuring that a qualified professional from a reputable land survey service is conducting your staking survey is the most worthwhile investment you can make. Learn more about construction staking and other land surveying techniques by contacting Landpoint today.

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GIS Services for Environmental, Transportation and Civil Development Projects

gis mapping services, gis services, gis mappingGIS mapping services have transformed the way we perform land surveys and have allowed us to better serve a variety of industries. At Landpoint, we rely on the ESRI ArcGIS suite of core software to incorporate GIS data in every one of our projects. After creating a GIS database from tradition surveys and external datasets, we create online maps that can be accessed instantly and easily on any device by our clients, giving them the information they need to plan successful projects.

Advantages of GIS With Landpoint

Expert Analysis

One of the key advantages of GIS with Landpoint is the expert analysis that is provided. The data we collect through our GIS mapping services is carefully analyzed by our team of experts. We look for details that can make the difference between finishing your project on time and on budget or having headaches and hindrances throughout your project. This expert analysis helps our clients make the best decisions throughout the project planning process. This strategic decision making is only possible thanks to GIS mapping services.

The GIS information we provide to our clients in a variety of industries helps them plan the most accurate and cost effective projects. Gaining the insight provided by GIS mapping services upfront lets our clients make great decisions from the preliminary conceptual stages right through to project completion.

A Variety of GIS Mapping Services Offered

Another one of the advantages of GIS with Landpoint is the breath of experience that is brought to every project. Landpoint uses GIS mapping services in every industry – environmental, civil development, oil and gas, industrial, commercial and residential. Some of the many GIS mapping services we offer include ArcGIS server and image server applications, geodatabase design and management, infrastructure management, custom application development, land use and zoning applications, 3D visualization, marketing and demographics research, cartographic services, mobile GIS solutions, site suitability modeling, web-based services, base mapping, real estate and business mapping, statistical analysis, utility management and more.

To learn more about how Landpoint uses GIS mapping services to improve project planning and outcomes, contact us today!

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