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5 Reasons to Get a Land Survey

Reason to Get a Land Survey from Adkan Engineers

Only good things come out of getting a land survey. For starters, land surveys are imperative to illustrating, in detail, the makeup and boundaries of your piece of land. Whether you’re a current landowner or a prospective buyer, obtaining a land survey of the estate should be the first item on your to-do list. In this article, we’d like to explain the 5 biggest advantage for acquiring a land survey.

Steps to Building a Commercial Property

One big thing that will always be valued is land, especially commercial land. A huge plot of dirt either in the city or in the suburbs is a great investment, but that investment needs to be protected. Here at Adkan Engineers, a couple of our main services includes civil engineering and land surveying. Let’s take a look at how both of those are necessities when developing your land.

5 Reasons to Get Your Property Surveyed

Land Surveyor out at a residency

Do you know everything, every little legal detail about your property? The answer is most likely no. Now if you had your deed at hand, or an old plat that illustrates where your property begins and ends, you’re one step ahead of most property owners. However, having this piece of information is not the only thing that makes your land so valuable and necessary for it to get a land survey. Here are 5 of the most common reasons why you should be looking into getting your land surveyed.

Boundary Lines

Locating your boundary lines is important if you are looking to build a fence, extend your house, or even pave your driveway. You and your neighbor may be operating under the wrong assumption about where your actual boundary lines are. Before you build on your property, make sure that is yours and not your neighbor’s. Figuring out where your property lines are will help you out in the long run.


Water lines, electric wires, gas pipes, cables and sewers all lay underneath your neighborhood. It’s important that you know the location of all of these utilities laying underneath the ground of your land. Reason being is because a utility company have the rights to use a percentage of your property in order to manage your utility lines. In effect, these companies can tell you how to manage your property, such as tree growth, landscape designs, and more.

Bodies of Water

Ponds, rivers and other bodies of water are much of your land as anything else. If any body of water lays on your land, make sure you have a land surveyor come out and draw out for you the exact portion you actually own. This is great news, especially if you plan on using one for self-irrigation or for other reasons such as swimming.

Access, Ingress, and Egress

Your survey will determine whether public vehicles, such as firetrucks and delivery trucks, have reserved access. This depends on if there is physical vehicular egress and ingress from your property to a public street.

Existing Improvements

A land survey will tell you if any improvements, alterations, or repairs to your property are legal. This varies depending on the height, size, dimensions, and building lines of your expected project. You don’t want to be violating local ordinances or any laws, else you may have to pay a fine and rip down whatever you just put up.

Get Your Land Survey

Our team of land surveyors here at Adkan Engineers are highly-skilled and decorated in certifications. We put every detail you need or want into your land survey, so that you know exactly what you have on your land and what you can do with it. For more information, contact us today!

Purposing Drones for Land Surveys

Use of a Drone in a Land Survey

Land surveying is always important for those who own land or are looking to buy one, because it is the tool we use to designate boundaries between properties. Besides being used for drawing out the lines, land surveys illustrate many important things about the land. Getting a land survey is mandatory for any landowner because of all the information that is provided by it, laying out what is on their land and how they can use it.

How Drones are Changing the Concept of Land Surveying

With recent technology advancements, land surveying has evolved once again. Drones have become a major hobby for a lot of people, from racing them, to taking incredible 4k images of exotic sceneries, to just being able to control and fly something so awesome.  Land surveyors have taken drones to a newer level, arming them with measurement tools that can graph and relay more accurate information about the land being surveyed.

By using a drone, a land surveyor can directly control and see the land from a birds-eye view, providing a new perspective on the land. This will come in handy for buyers looking for a lot of land. Drones with proper equipment will be able to produce topographic and hydrographic maps of the land, along with volumetric calculations for farm stock, and map out any areas that will need flood or fire insurance.

Drones Will Not Replace Land Surveyors

The use of drones is expected to be a huge means of land surveying in the near future. However, drones aren’t expected to replace the traditional means of land surveying. After all, all the deliverable data that is taken by the drone will have to be interpreted for the best by a qualified land surveyor. It will also not matter how good the land surveyor is at flying the drone, it will still be up to the processing skills they have to map out a good land survey and present it.

The purpose drones have in land surveying is to make the process much more efficient and in hopes of collecting more accurate data of the land being surveyed. The technology for it is here, but because the technology is ever evolving and will be for the next several years, it’s more than likely you won’t see a land surveying company utilize them for a long while.

Fortunately, a drone is not the only means of obtaining an exceptional land survey. If you are looking for a well drafted land survey, Adkan Engineers is the right team for you. Our land surveyors are well-qualified and understand that you need all the information you can get about your land if you wish to do what you want with the land you buy. For more information about our land surveying services, contact us today! Adkan Engineers is committed to client satisfaction!

The Importance of a Quality Land Survey

3 Construction Workers left next to a Theodolite

2017 might be the year you decide to acquire a new piece of land. Whether it is for commercial, residential or other reasons, you have a lot to take care of. Your budget may differ from other people that are doing the same, as well as location and design, but one thing that everyone can agree on is that you need a land survey for your new estate. Getting a proper land survey completed for your plot of land can very well save money and headaches down the road.

Why are Land Surveys Necessary?

Land surveys are typically the first thing that needs to be accomplished before anything major can happen on a site. Land surveyors are usually the first team on a project, to measure and map out the land you are wanting to construct on. The measurements that the survey provides are what architects, engineers and workers use to design and plan out what you are wanting to create. Land surveys are almost mandatory in most places, as many building companies will not proceed unless you have one completed.

Benefit from a Land Survey

There is no reason to question why you shouldn’t acquire a land survey when you are looking at buying a new property. A land survey provides detailed information about the boundaries of the land which you own, what is on the land, and what may be built on top of your property.

Land surveys give you accurate data about the plot of land you have. It provides some simple data as well as some more complicated ones. What is the actual size of your property? Where is it located? Is the ground structurally sound? Is the land prone to flooding? Where may the sewage and water lines run from? These are just some questions that can be answered with the information taken from a land survey.

Getting a land survey before you purchase a property is also a good practice. When you get an updated land survey that has all the information about the land you are looking at, you can decide if the land is really worth the money the seller is asking for. It’s also good to have a survey at this time, because then you can see whether the land is right for your needs. You don’t want to be buying a lot to build a home on if the area is known for fires or worse.

Choose Adkan Engineers for your next Land Survey

Here at Adkan, one of our specialties is land surveying. We are one of the best in the Riverside County and extend our service across the country. For more information, contact us online or by giving us a call at 951.688.0241.