How Land Surveyors Can Enhance Your Building Project

Posted by Calvada on December 20th, 2016

To the average person, the construction of any form of structure or road may seem a straightforward process where you find land to build and make sure that it is finished on time. However, there are actually a lot of activities going on behind the scenes of any building project, and one of these is determining the quality of the land before anything can be built on it. Build on compromised land and you risk an unstable structure and boundary issues, which may lead to expensive lawsuits. For this reason, all building projects always start with land surveying. Project managers and owners hire land surveyors to conduct all the surveys required to make sure that there will be no problems by the time construction starts and when the project is done.

Land surveyors are primarily hired to determine the boundaries of your property or land before your building project begins. Without them, you could put yourself at risk for zoning violations. Fines for zoning violations can cost you a lot of money, so it is crucial to get ahead of the authorities and ensure that you are building within appropriate and allowable boundaries. Land surveyors will make sure that you will not build on a neighboring property’s boundaries and that that neighboring property has not encroached on yours.

Your building project can go smoothly and be finished on time with help from land surveyors. They use high-end equipment and technologies to ensure accurate and detailed land surveys. Licensed land surveyors are highly trained to use advanced equipment like 3D laser scanning to complete surveys faster and more accurately. Likewise, they are capable of conducting any survey, including ALTA/ACSM land title surveys, geodetic surveys, GPS surveys, and environmental surveys.

Land surveying can provide more information about the property you intend to you for a building project. Certain surveys, like topographic surveys, can let you know more about the land’s geographical condition. The data will be used for mapping and contouring of the land, making the topographic survey crucial at the planning phase of any building project. The maps and contours generated will serve as the basis for your project. A topographic survey will examine all manmade and natural structures present on your land. It may help you discover certain features of the land that may be hidden from plain view, too.

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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