Understanding Types of Residential Land Surveys

Land Surveying Information When you call on a surveying company to conduct a residential land survey for you, there will be a few different kinds of land surveys that you will need to choose from.

It is important to pick a land survey that will best meet your needs, based on your specific reasons for obtaining a survey in the first place.

Let’s take a closer look at three of the most common types of residential land surveys:

Boundary Survey

While conducting a boundary survey, a land surveying company will establish the boundaries of a particular property. They will also determine where the property corners are located and create a drawing that details the placement of permanent structures, any above-ground utilities that exist, and potential encroachments on a property.

Mortgage Survey

When you are trying to obtain a mortgage on a home, a lender will often require you to get what is called a mortgage survey. This type of survey will make note of where structures are located on a property. It will also note any fences, driveways, and utilities in addition to any encroachments that could potentially make giving you a mortgage more of a risk than a lender is prepared to take.

Topographical Survey

In some cases, you may want a residential survey that shows more than just property lines and structures. You may also be interested in getting a survey that shows the various elevation points located within a property. A topographical survey will measure elevation points and illustrate them by utilizing contour lines on a drawing. It can come in handy when building a new structure on a piece of residential property.

Regardless of what kind of residential land survey you are looking for, Blaze Design Inc. can provide it for you. We provide residential, commercial, industrial, military and municipal clientele with innovative solutions for site plans, development and land surveying, and permitting in New York and Vermont. Call us at 802-442-2892 to schedule a survey.