There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting ready for a big construction project. You obviously need to design the structure that you are going to build. You also need to obtain the materials you will use in order to get your construction underway.
One of the most important steps that you will need prior to the start of construction is obtaining a land survey from a certified land surveyor.
Hiring a land surveyor prior to a construction job could potentially save you from encountering big headaches down the line.
While there are some contractors who will look for a survey record for your property and use it as a guideline, most contractors are not equipped to conduct a land survey if surveying records don’t exist. Therefore, they will usually do their best to stay within the boundaries of your property when they start construction, but if they guess wrong and end up putting up a structure that sits outside of your property lines, you could be forced to delay work until corrections can be made. You also could be forced to tear down a structure if it ends up encroaching on a neighbor’s property, which can obviously be very costly and end up forcing you to scrap your construction project altogether.
A land surveyor can prevent these problems from happening. He or she can come out to your property, take a look at it, and determine exactly where your property corners should be. The surveyor will then figure out where your boundary lines are so that you don’t build anything outside of the property that you own. The surveyor will also determine where above-ground utilities exist and create a survey for you that outlines everything that exists on your property. That survey can then be used by your contractor to avoid any potential lawsuits or disputes with neighbors. You will get the peace of mind that comes along with having a survey done when you take the time to hire a respected land surveyor.
At Blaze Design Inc., we understand just how important a land survey can be before a construction job. We make it our mission to provide our clients with accurate surveys that will help move these jobs along. Call us at 802-442-2892 today to find out more about why you should strongly consider hiring a land surveyor before you break ground on your next big project.