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The Importance of a Quality Land Survey

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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.