What is land surveying?

 

Land surveying is the art and science of establishing or reestablishing corners, lines, boundaries, and monuments of real property (land), based upon recorded documents, historical evidence, and present standards of practice.

 

Land Surveying also includes associated services such as analysis and utilization of survey data, subdivision planning and design, writing legal descriptions, mapping, construction layout, and precision measurements of angle, elevation, length, area, and volume.

 

 

Why invest in a survey?

 

Knowing the limitations of your ownership and documenting it means your property is worth more because it removes the element of surprise when selling, buying or developing.  It also determines how much you own and where it is located.  All of which gives you piece of mind as you look forward to all the things you wish to do with the property itself.

 

You should consider getting your land or property surveyed:

 

• Before a boundary dispute arises when there is uncertainty of property location.

• Before designing or constructing major improvements such as buildings, roads, fences, landscaping, etc.

• Before land is bought, sold, segregated, or subdivided.

• Before timber is cut and removed.

• When you are looking at long term investment in the property

 

What type of survey is for me?

 

PLS provides surveying services of many types to meet the needs of its clients.  Depending on the goals for your land or property we will work with you to determine the most cost effective way to achieve them.

 

 - Boundary Surveys: Surveys made to establish or reestablish property boundary lines for residential lots, commercial property, and large tracts.

 

 - Condominium Surveys: Surveys determining unit and common areas

 

 - Construction Surveys: Survey measurements on a construction project to control position, dimensions, and configuration.

 

 - Mortgage or Title Surveys: Surveys made for lending or insuring agencies to evaluate title problems.

 

 - Preliminary Survey: Surveys to obtain data from which to determine the feasibility of, and/or to prepare plans for a development or construction project.

 

 - Subdivision Surveys: Surveys dividing undeveloped areas of land into blocks, lots, etc.,

 

 - Topographic Surveys: Surveys for the purpose of determining the surface and the location of physical objects thereon.