A lot of homeowners hiring a land surveyor for the first time are unfamiliar with how land surveying works. It's a good idea to learn a few things about land surveying and what's expected of you as the homeowner to make the process go more smoothly.
The following are five things you should know that can make it easier to work with a land surveyor:
There are numerous situations in addition to remodeling projects where land surveyors are necessary.
While land surveyors are often associated with remodeling work, there are numerous other situations where a land surveyor's services may be necessary.
Land surveyors can be hired by those who are buying home to identify what the property boundaries are to avoid conflicts with neighbors and encroachments. They are also often hired to plan out a new addition on a home.
Surveyors can save homeowners money.
Investing in a surveyor can save you money down the road. If you don't hire a land surveyor and you build outside of your property lines or violate building code rules, it could cost you a lot of money in fees and other disputes.
A land surveyor's services are worth the price tag and can give you greater peace of mind in your remodeling or addition construction project.
A GPS device isn't as good as a surveyor.
These days, a lot of homeowners put too much faith in their GPS device and think that their GPS device can do things that a surveyor can do.
It's true that surveyors themselves do use GPS systems to do their work. However, the GPS systems used by surveyors are much higher in quality and offer greater precision than a standard smartphone GPS or GPS device.
Your own GPS device is likely to be inaccurate or incapable when it comes to determining property lines.
Surveyors must answer to science and math and can't bend the rules for you.
If a surveyor tells you that something you want to do like add a square foot onto your addition isn't possible, it's not possible. Your surveyor is relying on the authorities of science, math, and also local regulations to analyze your desires in relation to the possibilities.
If you proceed with a construction project after the surveyor has told you it isn't possible or it violates some building code rule, you will likely face consequences if you try to proceed anyway.
It's a good idea to prepare your land before the surveyor arrives.
Making sure there is no debris around that can interfere with the surveyor's work is a good idea. Taking some time to prepare your property before the surveyor arrives could make the process faster and save both you and your surveyor from a lot of headaches.