Category: Different Types of Land Surveys

Surveying in Snow: Getting Properties Surveyed During Winter

Land Surveyor in the Winter

Surveying a property in the middle of the winter when there is snow on the ground is certainly not ideal. Snow will often obscure land markers and make it difficult for surveyors to see the property they are surveying. But a land surveyor should be prepared to work in any kind of weather to get… Read more »

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

Land surveying during construction

At BLAZE Design Inc., not only do we think land surveying is 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… Read more »

Weather Can Affect Land Surveying

Winter snow and land surveyor overlooking city

Professional land surveyors know that the job is anything but mundane. There are always new challenges, and Mother Nature is not always on our side, especially in a state like Vermont, where we experience all extremes on a yearly basis. As the winter season approaches, land surveying can become tricky, but something that can be… Read more »

Buying New Land? Have a Land Use Planning Survey Performed

Land Surveying for newly purchased land

There’s so much that goes into buying new land to build a home or commercial structure on. We wish it were as simple as buying the land, signing on the dotted lines, and starting the building process, but unfortunately it’s far from it. With so many factors to consider, such as drainage, stability concerns, traffic… Read more »

When You Need a Topographic Survey

Surveying for residential property

A topographic survey offers an ideal way to identify and map the surface features of the terrain in a given area. This very accurate system accounts for all of the existing objects in the area, from major features like trees, buildings and streets to every smaller item including manholes, retaining walls and utility poles. These… Read more »

What is a Flood Study and Why is it Beneficial?

Flood in yard of residential property

Suppose you’ve found “the perfect setting” to build your dream house, 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 not it’s in a flood hazard… Read more »

Why a Land Survey is Important for Your Solar Installation

Solar panels on property after land surveying

Solar power has become more popular recently in the United States as focus on renewable energy has increased. Solar installations allow us to convert the natural energy of sunlight into electricity, saving money and helping the environment in the process. But if you’re considering a solar installation of any kind, it’s important to do a… Read more »

FAA Certification for Cellular and Broadcasting Towers

Land surveying for FAA Certifications

The Federal Aviation Administration has a set of rules and guidelines for when it comes to building cellular towers and broadcasting towers. Since these towers are extremely tall, they need to be built with guidelines for the safety of aviation. What is the FAA Certification Guidelines for these Towers? Building commercial structures is a tricky… Read more »

Drones Prove Useful in Surveying & Mapping

Using drones in land surveying services

Drones have become an incredible tool for many different industries. When it comes to surveying and mapping, drones prove to be much more useful in the process of land surveying for several different projects. When drones are used by land surveyors for different jobs, it has been rather beneficial for productivity, planning, mapping, and collecting… Read more »

Benefits of Construction Staking in Land Surveying

Construction staking services

There are many techniques and strategies land surveyors use on a construction site to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the job for construction projects to run smoothly. Much of the job is making sure progress is being made in a project, and that it will be finished without going over budget or using more… Read more »