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Boundary Survey A Boundary Survey’s main purpose is to identify the boundary lines (dividing lines between parcels of land) of a parcel of land. A boundary survey is very different from a house location survey. Although they are often thought to be the same, there are some important differences. Boundary surveys determine the lines of a particular property. Markers, also known as property corners, are set with iron rods. While a house location has an estimated accuracy of +/- three feet, a boundary survey is nearly 100% accurate. They are used for construction or improvement purposes, such as constructing a fence or putting in a swimming pool. They can also be used for encroachment or other property line issues. An also overlooked fact about boundary surveys is the fact that they can add to your property value. Knowing where your property lines are is a valuable commodity to any homeowner, as well as a great future selling point! Our team of experienced professionals will be happy to give you any additional information, as well as a free estimate. It would be our pleasure to give you a free estimate and answer any questions you may have. Don’t wait, contact us today!
It is not unusual to find property owners who mistakenly think they know where their boundary lines are.Not long ago, we did a survey-for a property owner who confirmed that their neighbor had built a new gunnite pool partially on their property.The next door neighbor had shown the pool contractor iron pipes that had been pointed out to her by her agent as her property corners.These iron pipes were not her property corners.The pool contractor would not take responsibility for the placement of the pool because of an item in their contract saying, “location of boundary lines are the responsibility of the owner.”The next door neighbor had to pay tens-of-thousands of dollars to move the pool and may face trespassing and damage charges.
Frequently, we see fences and expensive landscaping placed in the wrong place because the property owner did not hire a Licensed Professional Surveyor to do the boundary survey.These are the only professionals licensed to survey your property.Fence, pool and landscape companies are not permitted to do a boundary survey unless they have a surveying license.
"This is a picture of a new property corner set. The
actual property corner is the yellow cap. A wooden stake has
been placed near the property corner so it can be easily found.
The yellow cap is attached to a metal rod going down into the
Surveys are often required by lenders at closing when purchasing a
new home.The survey
shows the approximate relationship of structures (house, garage,
etc.) to the apparent boundary lines.This type of survey should not be used to identify boundary
lines.A Boundary Survey
is needed to know where your boundary lines are and before putting
up a fence, landscaping or building close to the property lines,
**These definitions are not intended to be legal or technical definitions.The purpose is to help a member of the general public have a general understanding of survey terms.For more definitive definitions other sources should be used.