Land Surveying

The ability to identify your property lines is both valuable and beneficial, especially in disputes over boundaries and the legality of site improvements. Property lines are designated positions that specify the limits of a person’s property. A landowner uses property lines to identify whether a piece of land or structure is legally positioned inside their property lines.

It can also be used as a basis for planning the location of additional structures in order to make sure that it is properly placed inside the premises of the property.

Understanding how a property line is surveyed is fundamental knowledge needed to resolve boundary disputes, and is also useful for development plans.

If monumentation is set at a property corner then a corner record or record of survey must be filed with the County Surveyor.
Topographic surveys may be required as part of real estate transactions, civil engineering design and construction projects, including:

  • New construction
  • Remodeling projects to existing structures
  • Utility design
  • Road or bridge design or improvements
  • Grading or drainage projects
  • Planning Services

Topographic surveys are required by many local government bodies to determine the existing conditions and elevations of a site. Together with a boundary survey, topographic surveys are used by architects and engineers to create accurate and appropriate designs based on existing conditions.
Construction stakeing involves the surveying and staking for various stages of construction, and can involve staking specific elements for roadways, bridges, buildings, and utilities. These elements can include curb and gutter, centerlines and base lines of roadways, building corners, storm and sewer lines, and a multitude of others items.

A boundary survey is a process carried out to determine property lines and define true property corners of a parcel of land described in a deed or map. It can also indicate the extent of any easements (if accompanied by a title report) or encroachments. Easements may include a utility line easement crossing the subject property to a neighboring property or appurtenant like the right to cross another property for access to a public road. Boundary surveys are an important procedure for anyone buying a property of any type. They are typically performed prior to buying, subdividing, improving or building on land. Surveying the parcel before these activities ensures avoidance of future disputes, the expense and frustration of defending a lawsuit, moving a building, or resolving a boundary problem.
Snipes-Dye associates provides additional survey services for all of your professional or personal needs including:
  • ALTA Surveys
  • Route Surveys
  • Control Surveys
  • Corner Records
  • GPS
  • Surveys for Traffic Signalization
  • Test Boring Location Surveys
  • Lot and Building Stakeout
  • Grading Certifications
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Legal Descriptions & Exhibits
  • Record Plats
  • Well and Septic Stakeout
  • Subdivision Maps
  • Subdivision Maps
  • Condominium Plans
  • Parcel Maps
  • Monitoring Surveys
  • Record of Surveys
  • Aerial Photogrammetry Surveys
  • Utility Mark-Out Surveys
  • Pothole Locating