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Consolidation Survey

July 20, 2022

A consolidation survey, also known as a lot split, consists of splitting a single parcel into two separate parcels or is a combination of several land parcels into one. Once complete, the land is given a new legal description to correctly reflect the new parcel. The primary reason for a consolidation survey is to parcel…

Relocation Survey

July 20, 2022

A relocation survey is just one of the many important services for your land. Location surveys include the precise identification of established land boundaries. Knowing of the exact boundaries of your land will help you avoid expensive encroachment disputes and ill-will disputes between you and your neighbors. If an issue has already occurred, then your…

Site Planning Survey

June 20, 2022

A Site Planning Survey is a survey that uses a combination of both boundary and topographic surveys. This is used for the preparation of a site plan to be used for designing building improvements or land developments. It is possible that this may also include a subdivision survey, which would divide undeveloped land into various…

What Is A Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) Survey?

June 16, 2022

Real-time kinematic, also known as RTK,  is a surveying technology which measures the relative positions while using two different Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas in real-time with better accuracy. Errors found within GNSS results are decided and fixed using RTK technology. The new generation of intelligent RTK systems provide reception of all available satellite…

Ways To Identify A Flood-Prone Area

May 23, 2022

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has an online tool that makes it easy to see if your address is in a flood zone. The Flood Map Service Center shows information like flood zones, floodways, and your own home’s risk level. There’s also topographical and infrastructural information about features like levees, coastal barriers, and the base…

What is a Subdivision Survey?

May 23, 2022

A subdivision survey may be required when an existing property needs to be divided. This can be for any number of reasons. They include, but are not limited to, estate settlement, mortgage requirements, development purposes, or to sell a portion of your property. To prepare a subdivision survey correctly, a boundary survey should be performed…

How Long Does It Take To Get A Land Survey Done?

April 22, 2022

Land surveying is a scientific technique used to determine a property’s points and distances between them. These points are used to create boundaries for ownership and establish land maps. Surveyors use physics, mathematics, engineering and law to establish these land boundaries. The time it takes to get a land survey honestly depends on your type…

What is a Total Station?

April 21, 2022

A modern surveying instrument that integrates an electronic theodolite with an electronic distance meter is called a total station. A theodolite uses a movable telescope to measure angles in both the vertical and horizontal planes. For instance, they come in two different types. The first is transit, which rotates in a full circle in the…

When should you have your land surveyed?

When should you have your land surveyed?

March 27, 2022

If you’re going to be selling or buying land, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s been surveyed recently. An up-to-date and accurate survey of the land will make certain that the legal property lines listed on the deed are correct, and any discrepancies between neighboring land owners can be addressed promptly. Most lenders…

Marked Surveys

How is a Survey marked?

March 27, 2022

Discover how a land survey is marked by the experts at Principal Meridian Surveying, Inc. in South Florida.