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Why Might I Need A Site Survey?

Site surveys are an important tool to establish property lines as well as the location of the property’s features. If these surveys weren’t conducted, there’d not be a way to determine the exact location where one area of land is finished and another begins. Although today’s disputes over property may not bring about the same amount of conflict that they did in the past, it is essential that everyone knows who’s who.

A site survey is a way to define the dimensions and locations of any property, site or improvements to an property. It will establish what is the legally valid description for the land that is being surveyed.

Conducting your due diligence in relation to site and property surveys could prevent you from making a costly error when you begin to build on the property of someone else. There are many other reasons to conduct a site survey, including:

Locating property lines

Mortgage requirements to be met

Insuring title

A new structure is being constructed on the property

Finding easements

Locating utilities

The process of defining a property being offered for sale

Contractors typically conduct surveys of the site prior to when construction starts. The contractor will inspect the job site in order to identify the following:

Entry/exit points

Site access requirements for temp roads

Concrete disposal location

Storage locations for construction materials

A water supply for the area

Toilets in temporary locations and the number

Dumpster locations

Job site trailer location

Safety protocols in case in the event of an accident

The location of the first aid station

Location for meeting in case of a tornado or fire

Mandatory signage required to show OSHA and the right to work

In commercial construction A the civil survey should be taken for every construction project. The survey defines property boundaries and elevations, utilities, construction sites, and paving areas. This survey covers landscaping and SWPP specifications to comply with the local codes. The contractor works with an accredited civil engineer to create a civil plan for a particular project and then gets a certified stamped by the engineer licensed to do so. Residential construction requires an less rigorous survey that is conducted by a surveyor, or contractor.

Site surveys will reveal the exact location of the property line is that makes the building or financing procedure much more efficient. Each of the instances of the site survey is an essential part of the building process.