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Common Questions About Land Surveys

A land survey is an essential tool for any engineering project, whether it be new construction or renovations. The survey provides detailed information about the property, including its boundaries, topography, and any structures or features that may be present. This information is critical for ensuring that the project is designed and built in compliance with all applicable regulations. 

When Should a Land Survey Be Performed?

A land survey should be performed before any engineering work begins. This will ensure that the project is designed and built in compliance with all applicable regulations. 

Is a Land Survey Different for New Construction vs a Renovation?

The survey for a new construction project will focus on the property boundaries and topography, as well as any easements or other restrictions that may be in place. In addition to surveying boundaries and topography, the survey for a renovation project will also include information about the existing structures on the land. This refers to buildings as well as the location of utility lines and manholes. This information is necessary to ensure that the renovation work does not adversely impact the existing infrastructure. 

Are you planning a civil engineering project? You can read more about civil surveys from Anderson Engineering HERE.

How Is a Land Survey Used in Engineering?

The survey data is used to create a base map that shows the property boundaries, topography, and existing structures. This map is then used by the engineers to design the project in compliance with all applicable regulations. 

Does My Home Improvement Project Require a Land Survey?

If you are planning any type of home improvement project, it is always a good idea to have a survey performed first. This will ensure that the work is done in compliance with all applicable regulations. In many cases, the survey will be required by the city or county in order to obtain the necessary permits for the work. 

Does My Small Business Renovation Require a Land Survey?

Much like a residential project, a small business renovation can benefit from a land survey. The land surveyor needs to ensure everything is up to code, and that the city can approve work permits.

What Are the Environmental Benefits of a Land Survey?

Land surveys provide many environmental benefits, including:

  • Preservation of natural resources by providing accurate information about the boundaries of a piece of land.
  • Keeping the peace between landowners by providing accurate information about who owns what land.
  • Preventing development in sensitive areas by identifying environmentally protected areas.
  • Ensure that construction projects are built in compliance with all environmental regulations.

Will a Land Survey Discover Historic Artifacts?

A land survey may discover historic artifacts if the property being surveyed has never been developed. If the property has been developed, it is unlikely that any artifacts will be found. 

Who Performs a Land Survey?

A land survey is typically performed by a licensed surveyor. Anderson Engineering added a surveying side in order to serve as a one-stop shop for all your engineering needs. We can take you from start to finish on any project. The type of work our land surveyors perform includes:

  • As-Built Surveying
  • ALTA Survey Company
  • BIM Survey
  • Boundary Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Easement Drafting
  • Subdivision Survey
  • Topography Survey
  • UAV Aerial Surveying
  • 3D Laser Scanning Services
  • Lot Consolidation Plat

How Much Does a Land Survey Cost?

The cost of a land survey varies depending on the size and complexity of the property, but it typically starts at around $500. If you’re in need of a land surveyor, you can schedule a free consultation with Anderson Engineering by calling 801-972-6222 or sending an email to [email protected].

If you have any further questions about land surveying or engineering, please contact us at Anderson Engineering. We’re here to help businesses large and small.


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