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FEMA Certification and Flood Insurance Critical to Home Protection

If you don’t live near a large body of water, you might be under the impression that you don’t need to have flood insurance for your home. But if the flooding that has taken place his winter has shown us anything, it’s that you can benefit from having flood insurance in almost any part of… Read more »

Hire a Land Surveyor Before Construction

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… Read more »

History of Land Surveyors

Have you ever seen a land surveyor taking measurements before and wondered how that job was established? Surprisingly, land surveyors have been around for centuries and although the job has changed, it has been an established career for some time. Land surveying, defined as the process by which land is mathematically measured and mapped, has… Read more »

Is the Estate ‘Real’? Why to Survey When Buying or Selling a Home

After enduring some struggles over the course of the last decade, the housing market is in excellent shape right now. In fact, according to one CNBC report that was released at the end of March, the seller’s market is stronger than it has been in years at the moment and many real estate agents are… 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 »

Determining Property Lines After a Storm

  In our last post, we briefly made mention of the damage that was caused throughout the state of Vermont by Hurricane Irene in 2011. What we didn’t really go into detail about was how to deal with that damage once the storm has passed. As you sift through your water-logged possessions and all of… Read more »

Why FEMA Flood Certifications Are Necessary

  The reason why flood certifications are so necessary is because of the fact that they act as confirmation of a real estate property or zone’s flood status.  As FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) uses maps to examine specific addresses or geographic coordinates, they are in turn able to certify whether or not a property… Read more »

How a Land Surveyor Can Be Involved in a Home Remodeling Project

  Land surveyors take on many roles and are irreplaceable on a myriad of projects. They are a huge part of large building construction projects, such as malls, large building complexes, skyscrapers, highway, and railway construction and planning. That being said, many don’t consider their use or importance on private home construction. However, a land… Read more »