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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!