Land Surveyors and Boundary Surveys:
What is a Land Surveyor?
- A Professional Land Surveyor is a professional who through education, experience, and examination is issued a license to practice land surveying within the state or commonwealth. The state has a licensing board that evaluates an applicant’s education, experience under a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor, and if the applicant meets the minimum requirements, then they will be allowed to sit for the licensing exam.
- If the applicant passes the examination, they are given a license to practice the profession of land surveying in that particular state.
- Most states require a sixteen hour examination,
What is a boundary survey or property survey?
- A boundary survey is a process of determining your property lines and define true property corners of your land described in your deed.
- If a map is prepared as part of a survey, any easements, rights of way over any portion of your property is shown.
- If there are encroachments on your property such as a shed that belongs to your neighbor it needs to be shown on a survey map. Showing an encroachment is saying, according to my surveyor, your shed is on my land.
- Surveyors as part of their jobs, research your title (deeds) especially in the New England States that are known as “Metes and Bounds” states. We research not only your deeds, but also the deeds of the adjoining properties and sometimes, properties nearby in order to establish where your property lines.
Why do I need to have a land surveyor survey my property survey?
- To establish on the earth where you actual property lines are (the land you bought).
- A property survey or (boundary survey) is necessary when there is a dispute with your neighbor where you or they believe the property line is.
- In some towns, a boundary survey is required when before you apply for a building permit to construct a new house, garage, shed, or pool.
- Even though New England is the oldest part of the United States, we have by far fewer land surveys done that rest of the states.
- Many property owners want a fence to enclose their yards. Having a property survey done before the fence is installed is always a good idea. Too many property owners have found out how painful it is to move a fence after the neighbor retained a surveyor because the neighbor believed the fence was on their property.
Land Surveyor Field Work:
Looking for property monumentation on the subject property and off (Neighborhood)
Field survey location of found monuments: iron pins, iron pipes, merestones, bounds,
Field survey location of fence lines, edge of pavement, driveway, house, garage, sheds, pools, decks, sidewalks, encroachments of by abutting property owners, or other pertinent site improvements.
Setting of property corners.
Setting points along property lines for client.
Field location of flagged wetlands.
Field Location of Soil Test Holes
Field Location of Percolation Test
Field Location of Horizontal and Vertical Control for Aerial Topographic surveys.
Field Location of As-Built Condition Survey
Land Surveyor Office Work:
Download field data into AutoCAD program.
Surveyor determination of property lines from deed, map, and monumentation found at or in the nearby project location.
Preparation of a Boundary Survey Map according to Connecticut Standards for Class A-2 Survey, General Location Survey, Class-D Map (Not to be considered as a survey), Compilation Map (Not to be considered as a survey).
Preparation of a Boundary Survey Map according to Rhode Island Minimum Standards, Class I, Class II, and Class III
Preparation of survey report
Preparation of Planning & Zoning Applications
Preparation of Freshwater and Inland Wetland Applications
Preparation of Connecticut DEEP, Dock Permit