Why You Should Have A 3D Land Survey Completed Before Land Purchase

Posted by Calvada on May 3rd, 2017

Thinking of buying land? Before finalizing the sale, be sure to have it surveyed by a professional land surveying company that does 3D land surveys. That way, you can be confident that you know everything that must be known about the land, and that it is exactly what you need for your structure. Sellers may describe the land and tell you where its boundaries are, but you need to make an effort to verify that information with a 3D land survey. This survey methodology may not be entirely new, but it is reliable and capable of providing accurate and highly detailed results, which you will need before making the ultimate decision to buy the land.

Three-dimensional or 3D laser scanning survey is currently the most advanced and updated among surveying methods. It is a high-definition surveying technique that can accomplish a land survey quickly and accurately. Hence, it is highly preferred by land owners and buyers who are in a hurry to generate survey results for analysis. The 3D land survey is useful to various professionals, including architects, builders, and project developers who require an accurate survey of the land. It can be useful if you are buying land that has been already been used or constructed, but needs to be examined for destruction, renovation, remodeling, and other actions.

A 3D land survey uses an updated scanning system that is versatile and swift. It is often used with a high-end software for viewing the 3D images, which may consist of panoramic images complete with the most critical measurements and markups. The survey equipment can take 360 by 320-degree photo-realistic panoramic scans, so you can refer to detailed and precise 3D images that can help you make informed decisions before completing the land purchase.

There are many other uses for the 3D land survey that may influence your decision to buy the land. It can be used to update or create as-built documentation and assess the overall condition of the land, and any damage it may have. The results can aid inspectors when checking the land for issues, too. And in case you ultimately decide to buy the land, the results from the 3D land survey can be used to create 2D plans.

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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