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Find Your Property Lines with a Land Survey

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Determining the property lines on your home and your property can be a difficult process, but very important at the same time. It is vital that you know where your property lines are in order to stay within the law, so make sure you take the time and effort to really figure out where exactly your property starts and ends. Legal disputes can arise with neighbors and for other businesses that are in the general area, which is something you want to avoid at all costs if you can. Luckily, there are quite a few resources out there that should help you to definitely determine your property lines. 

One major problem that often times leads to neighbors to a court battle is when one neighbor puts up a fence, or constructs some type of building that another neighbor claims is on their property. If something like this arises, or if you simply want to find out where your lines are, the first thing you should do is check with the assessors office in your area. Most of these assessors offices have detailed land surveys of each and every property in the given area, which should give you approximations of your property lines, although it is fairly tough to prove where they are exactly from these surveys. Sometimes they are old and outdated, based on the fact that they may have been used for decades, with full access from the general public, for the most part. You can use these maps to take measurements and you can use landmarks to gauge how large an area actually is on land. Having these figures may give you a ball park range, which may be all you need in some cases. Checking your deed is another thing you can do and generally involves using the same type of measuring techniques. You can also head over to the recorder's office in your area, in order to get a map of your current area, which should also show property lines. 

When you bought your property, you should have been given a property survey, which is a document that is transferred when a home is bought or sold, which is another reference point that you can use to determine where your property lines are. With all of these documents and paperwork, anyone should be able to determine where their property lines are, but if you can't seem to figure it out, your best bet is to hire a surveyor. A professional surveyor is basically going to take the same documents and simply analyze them from a more official perspective and will let you know truly where your property lines are, which can be a huge deal in a court case.

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Land Survey

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You need to make sure that you have called Adkan when it is time to get a survey of your land. There are ten reasons to get this done, and that is why you will need to be sure that you have taken care of the issues that you have in the area where you own or manage land. 

Boundary Lines

Boundary lines are important because there is no other way to make sure that you are on the right property. That is something that involves the lines, and you need to be sure that you have done something that draws the lines clearly.


You can seek our overlaps when you need to be sure that you have the right information about there the lines should go. That will be helpful when you are trying to make sure you and your neighbors that are not sure about the lines.


Easements are very important because they are going to make it a lot easier for you to know what is being set apart from the property. That means that you will be able to use property lines to show what easements need to be set up for you.

Bodies Of Water

You also have to be sure that you have gone over all the bodies of water to see where the property lines go. They are going to change a lot, and you have to make sure that you have drawn the lines in the right places. That is why you need Adkan to survey your land for you.


A driveway does not always fit in with the property, and it is something that you have to make sure is done the right way for your sanity. It is very easy for you to get what you need when the driveway is not perfect.


Improvements have been made in areas where the property has to be changed, and that is why the surveyor has to make sure that they check the lines. anything that you do is going to help show where the lines are now sitting.

Utility Lines

The utility lines that are in your area are going to be very hard for you to manage because they have to show where they sit. Someone is going to be paying for a lease on that land needs to know where the lines are.


Cemeteries need to be made so that they will be able to fit into a property. They are zoned for that use, and it is something that you will be able to manage when you are working on the lines for your development.


Getting in and out of the area is part of the property plan, and it is something that people need to be sure that they have measured and drawn out.


The zoning that people are going to do is going to help them to be sure that the zoning can be changed when it is time for new purposes.

When it comes to developing, reselling, purchasing, or transfer of land, be sure to contact us here at Adkan Engineers to help you with your land survey. With professional, qualified land surveyors on our team, we assure that you'll get a detailed perspective about the land you're looking at, and what you can and cannot do to it in return.