WHAT CAN A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR DO FOR YOU?

LAND SURVEY - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Whether the project is the installation of a new fence or the subdivision of several acres of land or the construction of a roadway, a land surveyor is a critical piece of any project team.  While most can envision a land surveyor with his equipment on the side of the road, the need for a surveyor is not always clear.  Consider the following as you think about your upcoming project:

WHY DO I NEED A LAND SURVEY?

The only way to know the limits of your property is by having it surveyed by a professional land surveyor.  For many people, life's largest and most important investment is in their home or land. Without a property line survey, there is no way to ensure where your property ends and your neighbor's begins. Knowing the location of your property line is an important piece of any real estate transaction. Understanding the limits of your property can also be an important first step when planning the installation of a fence and many municipalities require land surveys when planning a construction project on your property or expansion of your home. 
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LAND SURVEYING?

- Boundary Line Delineation: Determining the location of your property lines as they relate to the neighboring properties and/or the roadway. -Topographic Survey: Measuring the elevations and specific locations on a parcel of land. This type of survey is important when planning to build or expand on your property. - FEMA Flood Certificate Survey: The process of locating the structures on a parcel and the surrounding elevations to determine if the structures are in the floodplain and required to have flood insurance. - ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey: A comprehensive boundary survey that is typically important to banks and title companies during real estate transactions. This type of survey has a specific set of requirements which include locating the boundary, easement, and site improvements on a property.





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HOW MUCH WITH MY LAND SURVEY COST?
The cost of a land survey is dependent on a number of factors.  The availability and accuracy of record documents, site access, visibility on the site, and the type of survey are all major factors in determining the cost.  To get the best price possible it is important to give your land surveyor as much information as possible about the services you require and provide them with as much information about your property as possible.
HOW LONG WILL MY SURVEY TAKE?

Just like the cost, the time it takes to perform a survey depends greatly on the services requested. In addition, it is important to recognize that much of a land surveyor's work is done before performing any services on the property. Research at the Registry of Deeds and the City/Town Hall and field investigations in the area are all necessary steps before actually working on your property.

WHY CIVIL DESIGN CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR MY LAND SURVEY?

Civil Design Consultants, Inc. has trained onsite staff, including Professional Land Surveyors with over 20 years of experience in the art of land surveying in Massachusetts and beyond. Our responsiveness and commitment to quality will keep your project on time and on budget and you will be left confident that the results are accurate.
We look forward to assisting you with your upcoming land surveying project. Feel free to contact us by phone, email, or simply stop by the office.









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