Wetland Delineation: What It Is and Why It Matters

At Blaze Design, Inc. we do our best to serve society by conducting detailed, accurate land surveys each and every time we’re out in the field. After all, people all over Vermont and New York depend on us to keep their homes clear of flood plains, unstable terrain, and other environmental hazards. Every now and… Read more »

Commercial vs. Residential Boundary Surveying

  When it comes to conducting a commercial survey, it isn’t so much that the type or quality of work is any different from a residential survey. Instead, the difference lies in the fact that often times, a commercial survey can be much more intensive, and subsequently, more expensive. Why? Because these different types of… Read more »

The Importance of Land Surveying Today

Population growth is reaching unprecedented levels across the world. Having breached 7.1 billion, the concentration in world population is centered in the East, such as China and India. Domestically speaking, the population growth is gobbling up residential and commercial land faster than ever.   The population of the US surpassed 300 million for the first… Read more »

What is the 100-Year Floodplain?

A 100-year floodplain or flood zone is a zone that has a one percent chance of flooding on an annual basis. There are areas on maps specifically signaled to be 100-year flood zones because that area should expect a flood at least once every 100 years — thus the one percent chance. These are areas… Read more »

Why Telecommunication Land Surveys are Essential

It’s interesting to note that many farmers make more money leasing farmland to cell phone companies who build cell phone towers on their rural land than they do farming. Well, we live in a digital world, and times have changed radically since the old days when people had to run to their phones to pick… Read more »

Why You Should Hire a Land Surveyor Before Buying or Building a New Home

Building your dream home is an exciting opportunity for you and your family. You can literally watch your imagination spring to life from the ground up, and designing the unique aspects of your new home is often both fun and fulfilling.   Buying an existing property can also be a perfect way of upgrading your… Read more »

What is a Flood Study and Why is it Beneficial?

Suppose you’ve found “the perfect setting” to build your dream house in Vermont or New York, and there’s a small stream out back. Before you buy the land, you should have a flood study done.   One of the most important things a person or company should know before buying a property is whether or… Read more »

Common Misconceptions Surrounding Land Surveying

  Having your land surveyed can give you an idea about where the definitive boundary of your property lies. This can come in handy if you are interested in installing any type of addition to your property, including storm water management systems or fences and so much more. However, there are many myths contiguous to… Read more »

A Land Surveyor’s Expertise and its Role in Laying One JFK Assassination Theory to Rest

  With the fifty-year anniversary of the assassination of our 35th president having just passed, many questions are still left unanswered and many theories are still being put forth. John F. Kennedy still remains a monumental, frequently-discussed topic in our culture and although much time has elapsed and advancements in technology have been made, there… Read more »

Great Land Surveying Stories: Solving the Mystery of the Mason-Dixon Line

  For several years, the search was on to discover the exact location of the starting point of the Mason-Dixon Line, the original site of the Plumstead Huddle House. The house has since been non-existent for one reason or another and finally, after thorough investigation of maps and other artifacts, the starting point for the… Read more »