Do you need a boundary survey?
If you’re unsure please read the information below. If you’d like to have your boundary surveyed by the professionals at RW Engineering & Surveying, please contact us.
What is a boundary survey?
A boundary survey, or retracement survey, is a procedure by which a licensed Professional Land Surveyor reestablishes the corners of a parcel of land as it relates to the parcel’s legal description. In other words, the surveyor places the parcel’s legal description, within the deed, upon the ground. Using knowledge and experience, the surveyor will interpret the intent of the legal description as it relates to physical evidence on the surface of the earth, such as found corner monuments, fence lines and physical occupation.
Why do you need a boundary survey?
- A boundary survey allows you to see the boundary of what you own or plan to purchase.
- A boundary survey can identify any encroachments such as driveways, fences, buildings and other man made improvements upon your property.
- A boundary survey and plat drawing provide a record of the property dimensions as well as the location of found corner monuments and monuments established to complete the boundary survey. If requested, the location of man made improvements can be included in the plat drawing to show their relationship to the boundary lines.
- A boundary survey can identify boundary lines for the construction of fences, driveways, building, etc.