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Land Surveying is Important to Our Lives

Land surveying dates back centuries and was used when humans were building their first establishments. Therefore, unsurprisingly the passing of time has only made this profession more and more important, but what´s land surveying?

In rough term, land surveying is the art and science which maps and measures the land. Land surveyors make detailed inspections of the physical property that belongs to a seller who intends to pass it to a new owner. In fact, surveyors play a key role in all land developing areas, from the planning and designing of land subdivisions to roads constructions, utilities, and landscaping; which is why surveyors are usually the first ones on site in order to measure and map the land.

The measurements made by them are used by architects to get an idea of the landscape they are working with. They also help architects, designers, and engineers to make sure that the structures are accurate and safe, ensuring the buildings are not only fit with the landscape but also able to be constructed.

But these are not the only benefits of having a land surveyed, because as mentioned before it can be done as a means to help buyers understand exactly what they are buying, since a survey defines the exact boundaries of the land being purchased and determines the limits of where you can work with it, as well as pinpoints any potential problems it may have.

Land surveying is particularly important nowadays, to the point of being almost critical considering a professional land surveyor can pretty much eliminate land boundary issues before they arise in construction. Surveyors use property's legal descriptions as well as benchmarks on the ground to figure the exact dimensions and size of a property being transferred.

Knowing the exact specifications of a property can help determine whether additional buildings can be built, and how many, as well as where a fence should be put to separate a property from the ones on the rest of the neighborhood and can help a buyer make sure they are really buying what the seller has described.

So to conclude, be it a house buyer or a company project, hiring professional land surveyors is a good idea to confirm property lines before starting any construction or additions work since these will surely help save time, money, and avoid any neighborly disputes, as well as legal troubles.

The Cost of Land Surveys

A land survey is considered to be a legal document. It is often used to decide boundary disputes. An inaccurate survey can lead to the land owner being taken to court for encroaching on someone else's property. This is a serious matter that can take a long time and cost lots of money to resolve. That's why it's essential to hire a licensed, experienced surveyor. Our professionals have years of experience at Adkan and a reputation for doing in-depth research and precise measurements needed to prevent disputes. They must also guarantee their word and be willing and able to appear in court to defend it.

The land surveyor is liable for any costs associated with an improperly done or inaccurate survey. Their level of liability varies depending on state and local laws. Therefore it's essential to choose a land surveyor that has a sterling reputation and the resources to cover any costs related to mistakes they make while conducting their survey. You should never hire a land surveyor that is not licensed and insured, or one that does not have roots in the community or the region. The surveyor can be held liable for errors for 5 or 10 years after the survey was completed. That's why it's crucial to do business with an established surveyor, otherwise the liability may have to be covered by the land owner.

The price of a land survey can vary widely. It is based on a number of factors. Many surveyors consider the size of the property, the type of terrain it covers, the locality in which it is to be performed, the distance they must travel, the length of time the task will take, and the level of liability they must assume when setting their prices. They also have numerous other things they must consider. Plus the amount of experience the surveyor has and whether or not the area to be surveyed is involved in a dispute can also impact the cost of getting the job done. An experienced surveyor researches all the potential issues and liabilities involved and prices their services accordingly. Here at Adkan we match our highest quality land surveying with the most affordable pricing around.