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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.

Surveys Are Necessary For Every Land Transfer

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Land surveys are an integral part of every property transaction. Regardless of why the property is transferred, or how recent the previous transfer was, it is still necessary to have a survey performed. Old surveys may have been accurate when they were completed, but they cannot account for any changes that have occurred since they were performed. It is very easy to forget small changes over time, especially if it appears as if nothing has changed. There are several reasons why regularly updated surveys are important. 

Defining the Boundaries

Boundary lines are the main reason for every survey. Public records rely on accurate surveying to determine tax rates and zoning and prevent encroachment. Keeping track of any easements is also important. Not only for those that need the easements, but to keep people aware of the situation when they are purchasing the land after the easement was established. 

Recording the Changes

Surveys update all changes in and around the property. Updates and improvements to the land are noted. New easements that did not exist are added and expired ones are removed. Any changes to the boundaries are included. Most often this occurs when people are selling a parcel from the lot or when the municipality needs a portion for community purposes. 

Following All Rules

When purchasing property most people purchase an insurance policy on their title as well. Surveys are necessary before any new policy can begin. Since title insurance protects the purchaser against issues that are not recorded on the survey they want to make certain the most accurate and updated survey possible is available. This insurance is usually purchased for one of two reasons. Either the mortgage lender insists as part of the contract or the new owner wants the added protection for themselves. 

Guaranteeing the Result

Surveys are only as good as the company that performs them. Reputable, established companies offer guarantees of the accuracy of what they have produced. A surveying company that performed a survey decades ago may no longer be in business. If their survey is no longer accurate or was done incorrectly at the time there is no protection for the property owner. 

It is very easy to find stories about homeowners embroiled in a battle with their neighbors over where the boundary is located. Surveying prevents these battles and avoids the unhappy result of discovering that the property is not as large as it seemed when it was purchased. Adkan Engineers protect investments and prevent complications. Adkan is available for any size surveying project and has extensive experience in the industry.