Land Surveyors in Los Angeles: Things to Consider While Hiring

Posted by Calvada on December 5th, 2017

When you hire a land surveyor, it means you are paying someone to determine the boundaries and features of your land. So, it makes sense to hire only the best and most professional land surveyors in Los Angeles that will provide the best value for your money. To avoid mistakes, you will need to take time to consider the following factors when hiring land surveyors or a surveying company:

  • Where the surveyor is based – Hire someone who is based in LA. If it is a big land surveying firm, make sure that they have a physical office here, too. That way, you can easily plan meetings with them, and you can be sure that they are authorized and licensed to provide their services in Los Angeles.
  • The license – Any land surveyor can claim that they are licensed in California, but before you hire them, be sure to verify the validity and authenticity of their license. If possible, request a copy and have it authenticated. Consider checking with the Better Business Bureau for their rating and to see if there have been any complaints about the land surveying firm.
  • The services they offer – Seasoned land surveyors in Los Angeles can help you with boundary and residential property surveys. They work with many other clients who require ALTA/ACSM, environmental, topographic, and geodetic surveys, too.
  • Surveying methods and equipment, they use – Make sure that the land surveyors are equipped with the latest tools and that they are up-to-date in their surveying methods. Leading surveyors use state-of-the-art equipment, like 3D laser scanners, GPS, and high-definition surveying tools.
  • Their demeanor – It is hard to work with people whom you cannot get along or be comfortable with. So, consider arranging a meeting with the land surveyors in Los Angeles to personally discuss your project’s requirements with them. This is a good time to learn about their behavior and professionalism, and to gauge if they are someone you can get along and feel at ease with. Take note of how the surveyors answer your questions and their manner of speaking to you. A meeting is a good time to determine how knowledgeable they are in the field, 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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