Category Archives: Different Types of Land Surveys

Understanding a Boundary Survey

Understanding a Boundary Survey

Man Performing Boundary SurveyWhen you buy a property, you’re going to want to know what that property entails including its size and its boundaries. And sometimes, finding that out is more complicated than one might think. That’s where a boundary survey comes in.

A boundary survey is one of the most common land surveys performed for public use and requires an experienced hand to get the job done.

To start, a hired surveyor will look to historical documents of the land to create a foundation—what were the boundaries states on the original land deed, or title certificates? Once those details are known, prior boundary assessments, if ever done, will be inspected to see if any changes have taken place, or if any mistakes were made. This allows the surveyor to create a blueprint of the property.

Then, it becomes time to test out the records. For this, the hired surveyor will physically measure the boundaries him or herself, and compare them to the records. This will be done several times, to ensure accuracy, and the average vis-a-vis the records will be the final measurement. To make measurements easier in the future, markers or stakes may be added to the property.

At this point, it’s worth having the land surveyor take you through your property, so you yourself understand where the property ends. Because in the end, it’ll be the property owner who will need to know this information, should any projects or renovations be planned. But just knowing that information is vital—it’s your property, and you should know everything you can about it.

If you need a boundary survey, look no further than Blaze Design, Inc. We can help you with all your surveying needs. Contact us today!

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

At BLAZE not only do we think it’s needed for any major land-related undertaking, but also, it can prove useful in a handful of scenarios that many people do not immediately think of. Here are a few instances where it’s good to have a land survey done: Construction Projects Most municipalities or states require a… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading