Things to Remember When Hiring Land Surveyors

Posted by Calvada on March 3rd, 2016

Land surveyors are hired to identify three-dimensional or terrestrial positions and the angles and distances between them. You may need the help of land surveyors before construction of any project begins, or to help define the borders of your property for legal reasons. They are professionals who possess the knowledge, expertise, and tools to accurately measure and evaluate property restrictions. If you are looking for land surveyors, here are the things you need to remember before you hire one: 

  • Look beyond the yellow pages and do your homework– You may find land surveyors listed on the phone book, but you should be able to find them online and on newspapers, too. Someone you know might be able to refer a professional and licensed surveyor. Regardless of where you look, be sure to do your due diligence. Find out their credentials and experience, search for customer feedback about them, and verify their licenses. 
  • Hire a land surveying company – You might be able to save some money when you hire a freelance land surveyor, but you can never truly be sure about the quality of their work and their service. It’s more prudent to hire a land surveyor who works for a reputable land surveying company so you can be confident in their work ethics and in the services they offer.
  • Make sure they are licensed – It is important for a land surveyor to be licensed and authorized to work in your area. Hence, be sure to verify the authenticity of their licenses. Consider looking them up at the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints against the land surveying company. 
  • Find out what services they offer – Full service land surveying companies offer commercial and residential land surveying, GPS surveys, 3D laser scanning, environmental surveys, and ALTA/ACSM surveys. 
  • Learn about their land surveying equipment – Reputable land surveyors are constantly updated with technological advancements and developments. They use new or proven equipment to make sure that they can deliver results accurately and fast. Look for a land surveyor that uses high definition 3D laser scanning and GPS surveys. 

About the Author: 

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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