Identify the Potential Impact of Environmental Factors on Land with Expert Envir

Posted by Calvada on March 7th, 2018

Before buying or using any parcel of land, it is ideal to have it surveyed by seasoned environmental surveyors who can determine the potential impact of the environment on the property. With their help, an ecological survey can be conducted to understand what specific natural occurrences or acts of God can have on construction and real estate developments. Likewise, the survey can determine the impact of your project on the environment. The duty of surveyors may differ depending on the requirements of your project.

Flood risk assessment is one of the reasons for having an environmental survey conducted on your property, as it determines how the proposed or existing structure will flood. Environmental surveyors can conduct the contaminated land assessment if your property is near or on a site that is currently or has been used for waste or industrial waste disposal purposes. At this point, the survey is conducted as an aspect of due diligence before any modifications or construction can begin. You will need to consider working with the same expert environmental surveyors for another survey after the installation, as part of on-going risk management.

An environmental survey should be performed in case your property has been impacted by toxic or hazardous substances. This way, expert environmental surveyors can make an assessment and help you plan for rehabilitation and reclamation. Certain types of surveys may involve finding structures, too, such as monitoring wells, which are essential for analyzing, monitoring, and detecting groundwater pollution. In any case, professionals use high-end equipment that can yield results fast and accurately, such as 3D laser scanning, GPS, and high-definition surveying equipment.

Environmental land surveyors are versatile and can work with the environmental industry to help in tasks like geospacer reporting, earth quantity calculations, topographic and boundary surveys, as-built surveying, and construction staking. They are highly qualified and specialized that they can deal with about any surveying matter that may be required on your project. They can deliver environmental screenings, too, especially if you want to know if the property has been damaged or affected by undermining, or if it is exposed to ground gas or prone to contamination.

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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